1.0 FTE Continuing District School Psychologist
School Psychologists provide consultation and direct support to school personnel and parents in order to enhance the academic, adaptive, and social-emotional skills of students. They will assist School Based Teams in the identification, assessment, planning, implementation, reporting and evaluation process for students with special educational needs. As a member of the district Learning Services staff, School Psychologists also participate in Learning Services district planning, the mentoring and training of Special Education Teachers, EA’s, and the coordination of district services with other professionals.
This position is effective immediately.
- Provide collaborative consultation with teachers, EA’s, parents, students, and community agencies regarding students’ strengths and needs.
- Work in collaboration with school-based teams assisting with pre-referral interventions.
- Provide psycho-educational assessments for students referred by the school-based team.
- Provide on-going collaborative planning to design and implement instructional strategies and behaviour management interventions.
- Provide in-service and ongoing training to district and school based staff on informal and formal assessment procedures.
- Liaise with outside agencies (Mental Health; Ministry of Children & Families; Community Living BC) to plan for both school supports, as well as transition to adulthood.
- Review student files in accordance with 1701 process for identification of students in special education categories.
- A Master’s degree in school/educational psychology or a related field with a focus on school psychology and qualifications that meet the standard for membership in the British Columbia Association of School Psychologists;
- Experience in the education system with knowledge of instruction and assessment practices;
- Qualified to administer and interpret up to and including Level C educational, psychological, and behavioural tests;
- Has current knowledge of Ministry of Education, Special Education policies and procedures;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Please note, a native-like fluency in written and oral French is an asset for schools that offer French Immersion.
New Westminster Schools is committed to principles of inclusion and equity and invite any applicant in need of specific consideration when applying to bring such need to the attention of Mr. Robert Weston - Executive Director of Human Resources, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 604-517-6345.