District Psychologist

Job Code: 3425273

Job Details

DISTRICT PSYCHOLOGIST - Coast Mountains School District 82

The School Psychologist is a member of District Staff in a Position of Special Responsibility working under the direction of the Director of Instruction, Learner Support or designate. The School Psychologist will:
• Provide collaborative consultation in classrooms and at school-based team meetings;
• Provide collaborative planning for students and classrooms and consult on pre-referral interventions;
• Provide educational assessments, which may include the use of Level C testing instruments, for students referred through the school-based team process;
• Contribute to the development of the IEP as appropriate and necessary;
• Provide in-service training in the area of interventions, progress monitoring, data collection and/or assessment;
• Consult with Director of Learner Support regarding with the Ministry of Education processes for designation and adjudication;
• Consult with teachers, support staff, parents, students, and community agencies (e.g. MCFD, regional health authorities, Community Living BC, Child and Youth Mental Health) regarding student strengths and needs, assessment implication, and interventions through which to enhance learning and interpersonal relations;
• Collaborate with school-based and/or district personnel to gather classroom-based data, design or implement instructional strategies /interventions and /or design and implement behavioural interventions;
• Assist school or district staff in providing additional in-service for educators and support staff (e.g. behaviour management, observational techniques/data gathering, PBS, RTI) and participate or assist with program evaluation or research activities;
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Instruction, Learner Support or designate.

This assignment is a district position with responsibilities to schools and staff throughout the district. This teacher will be expected to work the same hours per week as Secondary teachers in the schools, but the schedule of hours will be flexible and reasonable and will depend on specific plans on a daily and weekly basis as mutually agreed to by the School Psychologist and the Director of Instruction, Learner Support or designate.

An allowance will be assigned to this position in accordance with Article B.27 (Allowances). This teacher is bound by the BCTF Code of Ethics.
Appendices: Knowledge and Experience, Qualifications (for posting purposes).

1. Knowledge and understanding of Ministry of Education curriculum and competencies.
2. Understanding of educational implications of the assessment process and the skill set to provide support based on strengths and needs.
3. Experience working within elementary and secondary schools.
4. Current knowledge of Ministry of Education, Special Education policies and procedures.
5. Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team with Learner Support staff, teachers, school administrators, support staff, parents, students and other professionals.
6. Ability to collaborate with school-based or district staff to gather/review classroom-based data and design or implement instructional strategies.
7. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, ability to form successful working relationships with a variety of colleagues.
8. Ability to organize and prioritize work and effective time management in order to complete assessments and reports in a timely manner
9. Awareness of, and practice according to, relevant professional standards and ethics such as the BCTF Code of Ethics, the Principles and Standards for Members of the BC Association of School Psychologists, and/or the College of Psychologists of BC Code of Conduct.


1. Professional teaching certificate as recognized by the BC Ministry of Education
2. Possession of a Master’s Degree in school/educational psychology.
3. Successful classroom and/or resource teacher experience.
4. Eligible for registration with the BC College of Psychologists or Membership with
BC Association of School Psychologist.
5. Possession of a current valid BC Driver’s License to support travel to rural and in-town schools

Applications and Other Documents:

The application deadline: Open until a qualified applicant is found.

Start Date: ASAP

For further information, please contact Kiran Bath, Director of Human Resources at kiran.bath@cmsd.bc.ca. Please forward your application together with references to:

Director of Human Resources
Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82
3211 Kenney Street, Terrace, B.C. V8G 3E9
Email: hr@cmsd.bc.ca

Contact Information:
Kiran Bath, Director of Human Resources
Coast Mountains School District
3211 Kenney Street
Terrace, British Columbia
Canada V8G3E9

Tel: 2506384441
Email: kiran.bath@cmsd.bc.ca
Posted On
April 17, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
District Staff - Terrace
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Additional Documents
  • Teaching Qualifications/Licenses
  • Certificates & Diplomas
  • Reference Letter(s)
  • Transcripts