Pathways In Education (PIE) is an Alternative Learning Opportunities Program (ALOP) serving grades 9-12 in the Chicago community. Pathways considers the unique needs of every student, allowing access to small group classes, guided independent study, online courses, and experiential learning, to address each student's individual strengths and needs.
Are you a School Psychologist that wants to make an impact in students’ lives? Do you believe that every student should have the opportunity for success? If so, Pathways is the place for you! PIE is looking for a credentialed School Psychologist that is warm, outgoing, authentic, passionate and inspiring. PIE places great emphasis on the student-staff relationship, a critical component to the development of students’ personal, emotional, and academic well-being.
Pathways In Education is looking for a School Psychologist with an IL credential to serve our four Chicago locations.
The prime directives of the School Psychologist are to ensure compliance with Special Education law which includes 100% compliance in meeting IEP timelines, conducting assessments, and providing recommendations based on data collection. This position interacts directly with students, parents, and teachers, contributes to the IEP and 504 writing process, and collaborates with MTSS teams. The School Psychologist will collaborate with the Pathways Leadership Team on strategic planning, professional development, along with teacher coaching, and provide any technical assistance with establishing/implementing/utilizing progress monitoring tools.
*Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:
*Observe students; assess, evaluate, analyze, diagnose, and write psychological reports.
*Review student records, organize information and determine appropriate assessment battery.
*Assess students’ cognitive ability, social-emotional development, adaptive behavior, language development, academic achievement, and both academic and social/emotional needs.
*Participate in the decision-making process regarding special placement of students.
*Provide diagnostic services, counseling, and recommendations for pupils with special needs.
*Participate in Individual Education Program meetings with students and parents as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
*Knowledge of principles, methods, techniques, strategies, and trends in educational, social, and emotional adjustment assessment functions.
*Knowledge of applicable and appropriate psychological and achievement appraisal instruments, techniques, and procedures.
*Knowledge of MTSS
*Knowledge of evaluation and research techniques, strategies, and procedures.
*Knowledge of curriculum and instruction programs proven to be beneficial to pupils with special learning needs.
*Excellent written and oral skills.
*Ability to communicate well with students, parents, and teachers.
*Ability to travel to all Chicago Campuses.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred:
*Three years of successful School Psychology experience preferred.
*Master’s degree with an emphasis on School Psychology preferred.
Education and Experience:
*A school psychologist must be a certified School Psychologist (NCSP) by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in school psychology, a *Professional Educator’s License (PEL) with a school psychology endorsement.
*250 hours of practicum in a school setting or child study center; and,
*A 1200 contact hour internship lasting a full school year under the direction of a credentialed school psychologist.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time staff that includes paid time off, holiday and sick time, medical, vision and dental coverage, incentives and an employer-matched 403(b) plan. PIE provides our staff opportunities to chaperone students on experiential learning trips to amazing places like Italy, Cuba and China as well as U.S. based trips to DC, a ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and a farm in Northern California. We regularly hold social functions to foster a genuine camaraderie that enhances teamwork. At our company-wide award functions, we take time to recognize the talent and dedication of the people who make PIE and our students successful. To learn more about our schools, visit us at www.il.pathways in education.org.
Pathways In Education embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Please use the link provided to complete our online application.