Welcome to the Abbotsford School District
Located under an hour from Vancouver, the Abbotsford School District is settled in the heart of the beautiful Fraser Valley. Surrounded by spectacular mountain views and trails, Abbotsford offers some of most affordable real estate and rental prices in the Lower Mainland.
Every day, in every classroom and office throughout the Abbotsford School District, our employees provide a world-class, innovative educational experience for over 19,000 students. We believe that teachers continue to be drawn to the collaborative and supportive work environment that we provide. We have extensive professional development supports for new teachers, ranging from mentorship programs to leadership programs, and numerous career-pathing opportunities.
Working in public education is both challenging and rewarding, but at the Abbotsford School District we truly believe that every one of our employees has the opportunity to help children learn, grow and succeed.
Job Summary & Responsibilities
The School Psychologist position includes opportunities to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment in the context of the Learning Support Services Department and with school personnel. The successful candidate will also:
- Provide ongoing collaborative consultation and planning for students and classrooms through school-based team meetings and care team meetings
- Provide individualized psychoeducational assessments (based on student need) for students referred through the school-based team.
- Provide professional learning opportunities for educators and support staff
- Assist with the Ministry of Education processes for designation and adjudication
Education & Experience
- Master’s Degree in School Psychology, Educational Psychology or equivalent
- Possess or eligible for membership in the BC Association of School Psychologists and/or the College of Psychologists BC
- Training and supervision in the assessment of Learning Disabilities
- Teaching certification with B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch is considered an asset
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrated understanding of B.C. Ministry of Education designation categories and guidelines
- Demonstrated knowledge of elementary, middle, and secondary context preferred
- Demonstrated effective organizational skills and ability to complete multiple assessment reports by pre-determined deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to work with school-based and integrated teams in a consulting role
- Skilled in written and oral interpersonal communications
- Knowledge of Competency Based IEPs is an asset
The starting annual salary for this full-time Associated Professional position ranges from $70,214 to $108,458, with placement on the July 1, 2024 Teacher Salary Grid based on length of service and qualifications in accordance with the collective agreement. School Psychologists receive a monthly allowance of $433.83.
All teachers are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Ability to consider and respond appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others in a tactful, compassionate and respectful manner.
- Organization & Planning: Ability to plan and organize for effective instruction, differentiation and assessment
- Classroom Management: Create and maintain an optimal learning environment for each student while managing student behavior and classroom dynamics.
- Facilitation & Engagement: Ability to capture and maintain students’ interest, effort, participation and enthusiasm for both the content and the process of learning
- Assessment & Coaching: Utilize balanced assessment and feedback to improve student learning including the use of formative and summative assessment strategies.
- Collaboration & Teamwork: Collaborate with others to achieve group goals and objectives
- Caring & Inclusiveness: Create and maintain an environment that is caring, inclusive and supportive of all students
- Flexibility & Adaptability: Demonstrate flexibility in the ability to adjust and adapt to changing circumstances
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