Employment

School Psychologist (Closing date Dec 15)

Competition
PostedDec 4
TypeFull-time
Description

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Chinook’s Edge School Division is a large rural school district whose mission is to engage every student in meaningful learning by challenging, encouraging and believing in them. The school division is comprised of just over 11,000 students in 43 schools.

 

This position provides psychological consulting and assessment services to students in pre-K to grade 12. The work requires a Master’s degree in Psychology to identify, diagnose and treat delays, disorders, social, emotional and behavioural issues. The job’s focus is working with children/youth who have developmental delays, social, emotional, behavioural and mental health issues. The job addresses and identifies psychological issues impacting the child/youth within the functional context of the classroom. The job also provides psychological expertise and participates on multi-disciplinary teams to support developmental and learning strategies for children/youth and their families as well as individual and broad based supports for teachers and school teams.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise closely with teachers, learning support teams, educational assistants, family school wellness workers, specialists and parents/guardians who participate as part of each student’s program planning team; 
  • Liaise closely with school administrators and other professionals to identify and coordinate supports for individual student needs;
  • Recommend intervention strategies which include programming for generalization in the classroom and school environments.
  • Develop and implement strategies to target individual goals of students as outlined in Individual Program Plans (IPPs) and participate in meeting with other professionals and caregivers;
  • When required, conduct psychological assessments within the school to diagnose problem areas evident in the classroom.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology plus Registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists as a Registered Psychologist.
  • Minimum three year’s directly related experience in school environments working with children/youth.  Experience teaching in the classroom will be considered an asset.
  • Training, expertise and understanding in the promotion of the developmental-relationship approach to working with children/youth and families.
  • Experience providing individual, targeted and specialized interventions to support the social, emotional, and mental health development of children/youth in schools.
  • Flexibility is essential for this incumbent given the variety of student’s abilities, needs and conditions.
  • Ability to establish rapport and trust in working relationships with administration, teachers, families and community agencies.


For further information on this position please contact Wanda Christensen, Associate Superintendent, Student Services.  Email:  wchristensen@cesd73.ca


Cover letter and resume, complete with the names and telephone numbers of three current work related references are accepted by email  in pdf format only and should be forwarded to:
            Ray Hoppins, Associate Superintendent – People Services
            Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73
            Email:              careers@cesd73.ca

 

For information on Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73, please check our website (www.cesd73.ca). Applications will be accepted until 12:00 noon, Friday, December 15, 2017.  The successful applicant will be required to provide a criminal record check and a child intervention (welfare) check.  While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.  Resumes of individuals not granted an interview will not be kept on file.

 

By virtue of the submission of an application, the applicant agrees that the principal or designate can contact previous employers for the purpose of conducting confidential reference checks whether or not the applicant has listed a reference for that employer.