School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) is nestled in the Southeast corner of British Columbia. We are a vibrant area, covering 6 "families of schools" in the centres of Creston, Crawford Bay, Kaslo/Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, and the Slocan Valley. Our area is beautiful, vibrant, a fantastic place to raise children, has a world-renowned Arts and Entertainment community, and easily accesses a variety of amazing outdoor pursuits.
Our FOCUS.LEARN.EXCEL philosophy and our Board of Education's Learning Goals of: Literacy, Numeracy, Indigenization and Inclusion guide our practice with our students. We focus on excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment.
This position is an integral part of a progressive Inclusion Education team. The position serves approximately 13 schools and is based out of Nelson, BC.
Throughout the district:
- The selected candidate will work with school based teams in schools throughout the District in problem solving learning plans for students. Consultation and assessment services are critical components of this position.
- Demonstrated experience with functional assessments to support student learning within the context of Response to Intervention and Universal Design for Learning frameworks will be required.
- Provide leadership in supporting student learning in a Positive Behaviour Support environment.
- The applicant must have experience in the K-12 education system with comprehensive knowledge of instruction and psycho-educational assessment practices.
- The selected candidate must have the following:
- Registration (or eligibility for registration) with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia: OR
- The minimum of a Master’s degree in school/educational psychology, or a related field with a focus on school psychology, and whose qualifications meet the standard for membership in the B.C. Association of School Psychologists.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of behaviour and psychological disorders are required in order to meet student needs.
- The ability to communicate effectively with teachers, educational assistants, principals, and parents is essential to the success of this position
- A valid BC driver’s license and vehicle as travel throughout the school district is required.
PLEASE NOTE THAT RECOGNIZED SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM INTERNS MAY BE CONSIDERED.
For more information please contact Deanna Holitzki, Director of Instruction, Inclusive Education at email@example.com or 250-505-7012.
School District 8 supports equity hiring for Indigenous applicants.
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