Career Opportunities
Temporary Full-Time (1.0) District School Psychologist
Job Code: 1019034
School District #60 (Peace River North)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Apr 06, 2017 
 
 
Job Type:
District School Psychologist
Full Time
Job Category:
Management & Professionals
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
School:
Learning Services
Start Date:  Sep 01, 2015
End Date:  June 30, 2016
Salary:  as per collective agreement
 
Job Description & Requirements
 
OUR COMMUNITY
 
Come and experience Northern BC with our friendly community of Fort St John and surrounding areas, best known as the "Energetic City"!  The community continues to grow and is made up of a demographically young population - the second youngest in BC next to Whistler with a mean age of 29.6.  Our innovative school district of 21 schools, both rural and urban, will soon be home to new school developments.  It's a very exciting time to be involved with such growth and innovation as a vibrant learning community, that strives for being "best FOR the world!"
 
Fort St. John is located in beautiful Northern British Columbia, 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver.   Fort St. John is situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta.
 
Applications are invited for the position of District School Psychologist with School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.  Part-time inquiries will also be entertained.
 

JOB DESCRIPTION:
 
School psychology services are team-based, non-categorical, and educational services designed to support students in their learning.  The school psychologist provides a continuum of preventative, developmental, remedial and intervention services as a member of a multidisciplinary team approach using the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework.  The school psychologist works in collaboration with the School-Based Team, district Learning Services Team, and community agencies to assist in the development of supports for students and classrooms.  School psychology services play a supportive role in student learning with emphasis on student/classroom observation, developing student/classroom interventions, student program planning and implementation, and the formal assessment/eligibility process.
 
The school psychologist:
 
  • provides collaborative consultation in classrooms and at school-based team meetings
  • provides ongoing collaborative planning for students and classrooms and assists with pre-referral interventions
  • provides psycho-educational assessments for students referred through the school-based team process
  • contributes to the development and progress monitoring of the IEP, BIP, AIP or Learning Plan
  • provides in service training in the area of interventions, progress monitoring, data collection and/or assessment
  • assists with the Ministry of Education processes for designation and adjudication
  • Current valid BC Driver's license and a reliable vehicle to support travel to rural and in-town schools
 
 The school psychologist also provides consultative services which include:
  • consultation with teachers, support staff, parents, students and community agencies regarding student strengths and needs, assessment implications, and interventions through which to enhance learning and interpersonal relations
  • collaboration with school-based and/or district personnel to gather classroom-based data, design or implement instructional strategies/interventions and/or design and implement behavioral interventions.
  • Psychologist may assist school and district staff in proving additional "Pro D" support for educators and support staff (e.g., behaviour management, observational techniques/data gathering, PBS, RTI, AFL, UDL), and participate or assist in program evaluation and research activities.

Qualifications and Attributes
The ideal candidate will have:
 
  • Professional teaching certificate as recognized by the BC Ministry of Education(or eligible for)
  • Minimum of a Master's degree in school/educational psychology
  • Eligible for registration with BC College of Psychologists or membership with BC Association of School Psychologists
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • knowledge and understanding of the new Ministry of Education curriculum and competencies
  • understanding and skill set to provide support based on strengths and needs and educational implications with the assessment process
  • experience working with the elementary and secondary school context
  • current knowledge of Ministry of Education, Special Education policies / procedures
  • ability to work independently as well as part of a team with Learning Assistants, teachers, school administrators, support staff, parents, students and other professionals
  • ability in collaborating with school-based and/or district personnel to gather/review classroom-based data, design or implement instructional strategies
  • excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills; ability in forming excellent working relationships with a variety of colleagues
  • ability to complete assessment reports in a timely manner; ability to organize and prioritize work
                                                                                         

    For More Information, Please Contact:
 
 Debbie Mah, Director of Learning Services at (250) 262-6098 or email to dmah@prn.bc.ca
 
PLEASE NOTE: Professionally qualified applicants are asked to submit the following:
 
*resume and cover letter that reflects your philosophy for learning, change, innovation
*copies of two recent psycho-educational assessment reports
*references from the administrator at the last school / district of employment (where applicable).
 
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