KIPP New Jersey

Newark & Camden, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Leadership Recruiter
Email: prodrigues@kippnj.org

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School Psychologist

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KIPP New Jersey

Newark & Camden, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Leadership Recruiter
Email: prodrigues@kippnj.org

 

Reporting structure

Position Title

School Psychologist

Solid Line Manager

Varies by campus (AP of SpEd, SL)

Dotted Line Manager (where relevant)

 Director of Special Education, Regional

Position Overview     

The job’s core purpose

Overview

School Psychologists are the primary case managers to scholars with identified special needs as well as scholars referred to the Child Study Team. School psychologists consult with students’ teachers and assess students’ current cognitive, social, adaptive, and emotional status. School Psychologists evaluate the needs and educational programs of referred scholars as well as plan and assist in the implementation of appropriate special education programming. In collaboration with school social workers, school psychologists provide counseling services to classified scholars.
 
 

 

 

 

Metrics of success

For what outcomes is this person responsible?

Outcomes

  • Case Management Compliance (90% compliance as indicated on data platform)
  • Psychological Testing (100% of mandates tests completed within Nj Administrative Code timelines)
  • Mandated Counseling Minutes (90% of weekly scheduled counseling minutes)
  • Counseling Effectiveness (90% of caseload on-track to achieving counseling goals)

Key responsibilities

What behaviors and activities will this person spend his/her time on in order to achieve his/her metrics of success?

Key Behaviors and Activities

  • Serve on the child study team responsible for the identification, evaluation, determination of eligibility and review of the individualized education program and placement of classified scholars
  • Administer, score and evaluate standard psychological tests for the purpose of assessing the intellectual, educational, emotional, social and behavioral characteristics of referred and classified scholars
  • Consult on the educational needs of classified students
  • Interpret school psychological testing to school staff and scholar guardians
  • Collaborate with other specialists and agencies in the implementation of classified scholar programs in the school and the community
  • Serves as primary case manager for classified scholars and maintains appropriate case records
  • Coordinates the development, monitoring, and and evaluation of individual education plans
  • Coordinates annual reviews and reevaluation processes
  • Collaborates to provide needed staff professional development
  • Collaborates with the Director of Behavioral Health to monitor the implementation of behavior implementation plans

Must Haves

What skills or qualities should this person have in order to be successful in his/her role? 

Need-to- Haves

  • Student Focus: Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college; demonstrated commitment to the school’s unique community
  •  Achievement Orientation: Demonstrated student achievement results in clinical practice
  • Cultural Competence: Demonstrated ability to create inclusive environments that honors and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives 
  • Solutions oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Master’s Degree in School Psychology
  • NJ School Psychologist Certificate
 

Nice-to-Haves

  • School Psychologist experience in NJ schools
  • Experience creating Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans