School Psychologist / Team Chair

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Website Mashpee Public Schools

District Overview

The mission of the Mashpee Public Schools is to ensure a student-centered, comprehensive program of rigor, scope, and depth that prepares all students to be college, career, service, and civic ready and teaches respect and acceptance of others. The vision of the Mashpee Public Schools is that every student, every day, is safe, respected, and engaged to achieve academic and social growth in a personalized learning environment.

Job Description

The School Psychologist/Team Chair shall provide leadership in the assessment, evaluation, and delivery of program requirements supporting students’ academic, social, and emotional development. The School Psychologist/Team Chair must have experience and expertise with a range of assessments and evaluations and collaboration skills to support co-workers in implementing recommendations; experience working with special education processes and supporting students with a wide range of disabilities, primarily social, emotional, and learning disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct tests and evaluate the needs and educational programs of referred students.
  • Chair IEP meetings
  • Compile assessment data from multiple sources and synthesize findings to support Assessment Teams and IEP Teams in developing appropriate services for students in the least restrictive environment.
  • Present assessments, evaluations, and recommendations at Reevaluation meetings, Annual IEP meetings, and progress meetings.
  • Acts as a consultant to staff and parents regarding student learning concerns; and assists in team planning and screening efforts within assigned building/s.
  • Possesses knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies regarding children’s special education eligibility and programming.
  • Chair evaluation team meetings and lead the team in all relevant eligibility and evaluation decisions.
  • Assure that any student receiving or entitled to receive special education instruction under IDEA receives a full and comprehensive evaluation as appropriate.
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of district and school curriculum goals.
  • Create or provide learning experiences that develop students’ abilities and require the application of thinking skills.
  • Conduct classroom observations and individual psychological evaluations and consult with appropriate professional persons regarding implications and results.
  • Provide direct support to students in a classroom by delivering instruction and ensuring learning through a variety of models and strategies.
  • Employ a variety of instructional strategies that consider individual learning styles and performance levels.
  • Ensure appropriate accommodations to the curriculum, lessons, and learning environment.
  • Design activities and lessons with multiple levels so that all students both meet their IEP goals and can access the curriculum.
  • Consult all specialized programs, and guide the social-emotional programming for students in those programs.
  • Maintain student records and protect their confidentiality.
  • Provide training and information to staff as deemed appropriate.
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service and approved outside growth opportunities.
  • Perform duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Special Education.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited College or University
  • A valid DESE license  – School Psychologist, All Levels
  • SEI Endorsement
  • Citizenship, residency, or work visa required

REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education

LENGTH OF POSITION: 184 days, school year ( Unit A Contract)

LOCATION: Mashpee Middle-High School

SALARY: Commensurate with experience/Unit A Contract

BENEFITS:  Comprehensive benefits package includes a Town contribution of 75% towards the cost of health insurance and optional life/dental/vision plan options, as well as deferred compensation plans.

To apply for this job email your details to schecklick@mpspk12.org

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