The focus of the position is on psycho-educational assessments, collaborative consultation, and professional development. This is an itinerant district position and the successful candidate must be a certified teacher.
Reporting to the District Principal, Learning Support Team, the District Psychologist is accountable for providing identification, assessment and planning services to students of school age (Kindergarten to Grade 12) when there are serious learning and/or behavioural difficulties.
The successful candidate will be qualified to administer and interpret up to, and including, Level C Educational, Psychological and Behavioural assessments. As well, the psychologist will make recommendations to the District Principal regarding students’ eligibility for specific Ministry of Education categories.
Qualifications and Experience
Doctorate or Master’s Degree in School Psychology, or related field, with a focus on school psychology, including graduate training in measurement and individual psychological assessments
BC teacher certification
Demonstrated ability in consulting with teachers, parents, students and community agencies regarding the nature of students’ strengths and needs, the educational implications, and ways to enhance learning
Demonstrated ability in collaborating with school-based and/or district personnel to design or implement instructional strategies, and design or implement behavioural interventions
Knowledge of Ministry of Education, Special Education Policies and Procedures
Demonstrated ability in planning and presenting in-service in the area of Special Education and, specifically, in the area of assessment
Professionally qualified applicants are asked to submit the following information to the Human Resource Services Department of the Greater Victoria School District (email is firstname.lastname@example.org):
A letter of application and comprehensive résumé
Recent (within 3–5 years) performance report(s)
Copies of two recent psycho-educational assessments
Upon interview, applicants will be asked to provide three references
Greater Victoria School District #61, Human Resource Services
556 Boleskine Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 1E8
Fax: 250-475-4113 / Email: email@example.com
For more information, please contact Pam Halverson at firstname.lastname@example.org.