Part-Time School Psychologist - Immediate Opening

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Part-Time School Psychologist - Immediate Opening

Posted date
September 12, 2019
Organization
School level
Location

Boston, MA

Employment Type
Part-time

Background on Brooke

Brooke Charter Schools, founded in 2002, are a network of five high-performing public charter schools in Boston. Brooke currently serves 1,899 students in grades K-11 and will grow to serve 2,200 students in grades K-12 by 2023.

Named after the late Senator Edward W. Brooke, the first African-American popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, our strategy is to focus relentlessly on developing excellent teaching. Reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve in Boston and Chelsea, 56% of Brooke students self-identify as Black, 34% as Latinx, 6% Caucasian, 2% Asian, and 2% Native American or multiracial. About three-quarters of Brooke students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Over the last several years, Brooke students have set a new bar for what is possible in urban public education, consistently outperforming their peers in Boston Public Schools, and producing academic achievement results among the highest in the state.

The Role

Conducts comprehensive evaluations including cognitive, academic, attention, social/emotional and functional behavior assessments
Provides counseling services as needed, both individually and in small groups
Participates actively in IEP and Child Study Team meetings in order to produce comprehensive and appropriate educational plans for students
Serves as a liaison between the school, student, parent and external agencies
Makes referrals to external agencies and appropriate programs for students in need of support services
Provide crisis intervention for students, which may include risk assessments, safety contracts and social service interventions
Collaborate with parents and teachers, engaging them as partners in the student’s therapeutic intervention
Conducts classroom screening to assist teachers in planning effective educational strategies for all students
Performs other related duties as requested by the Director of Student Support

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
Licensed as a School Psychologist by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Shared dedication to the Brooke Charter School philosophy and mission
Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students
Demonstration of competency in the theory, administration, and interpretation of standardized instruments
Ability to efficiently write comprehensive and informative reports that contain appropriate educational goals
Excellent skills in the areas of teamwork, oral and written communication, and organization

The community and students we serve are diverse, and we are committed to reflecting that diversity in our staff. We strive to have the most diverse applicant pool possible; to that end, we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for any position at Brooke Charter Schools. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we provide the best educational experience to prepare our students for a future reflective of the world we live in.