School Psychologist

Job Title:  School Psychologist

Organization Name:  BRICK Education Network

Job Description:   Please include information on responsibilities, qualifications required, application deadlines and how to apply.
   The BRICK Education Network’s (BEN) mission is to relentlessly knock down all barriers to students’ academic success. Our innovative model aligns an individualized excellent education with the necessary family supports to make sure each and every child can succeed. It’s our vision that each and every child will have an unimpeded path to unlocking their limitless potential.
   
   To learn more about BRICK Education Network, please visit http://brickeducation.org. Candidates can apply at https://jobs.lever.co/bricknewark
   
   The School Psychologist is assigned to a BRICK Education Network school site. He/she works with the school in an integral role within the Child Study Team and as a member of the BRICK Road to Success (BRtS) Intervention Program. The School Psychologist plans strategies and supports for special education programming, has an understanding of the student in terms of intellectual functioning and personality dynamics, and contributes to the promotion of positive educational practices which affect the students in school, family and community, with the goal in mind to allow the student to derive full benefit from the district’s educational program.
   
   Essential Functions
   • Provides individual and group counseling relative to the student’s personal adjustment and emotional health
   • Assesses the educational and psychological strengths and needs of the individual children in the cases assigned
   • Chairs all child study team meetings related to the special education process
   • Serve as case manager for identified students with disabilities
   • Consults with administration and staff regarding the development of appropriate programs for the prevention and early discovery of learning problems and the utilization of approaches and materials which assist children to learn more effectively
   • Works with classroom teachers and special education teachers in the solution of management problems of children with learning or behavioral disabilities
   • Prepares reports of psychological evaluation and educational plans consistent with the district policies and procedures
   • As a member of the child study team, interprets the implications of intellectual and personality findings and participates in the educational planning for students
   • Works cooperatively with other child study team personnel, teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, physicians, supplemental teachers and staff to develop appropriate programming for students
   • Works cooperatively with parents/guardians to expedite referrals within and outside the district.
   • Participates in solving classroom and school problems and seeks resolutions through appropriate
   channels
   • Functions as an integral part of the Child Study Team and BRICK Road to Success Team
   • Other duties as assigned or required by the demands of the position.
   
   Qualifications
   • Must hold acceptable NJ certification as a School Psychologist
   • Must possess strong communication; managerial and leadership skills
   • Demonstrate an understanding of current rules and regulations regarding Child Study Teams and special education assessment and program requirements.
   • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a diverse school community
   • Ability to effectively evaluate student intellectual; social and emotional performance
   • Ability to work as part of a highly functioning administrative team
   • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
   • Demonstrate the ability to use electronic equipment for word processing, data management, information retrieval, and communications.
   • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges.
   • Required criminal background check and proof of US citizenship or legal alien status
   
   Salary, Goals and Employment Period
   Salary Range: Competitive compensation package Full time
   Fringe Benefits: Pension, Health, Dental
   BRICK is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. BRICK promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.