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
Appendices: Knowledge and Experience, Qualifications (for posting purposes).
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
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
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
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
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