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.
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
knowledge and understanding of the new Ministry of Education curriculum and competencies
Debbie Mah, Director of Learning Services at (250) 262-6098 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
All applications with relevant documentation must be made through APPLY TO EDUCATION/MAKE A FUTURE for consideration of the position.