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Temporary School Psychologist - District Office

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West Linn-Wilsonville School District

Temporary School Psychologist - District-wide

To apply for this position, please visit: https://wlwv.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=7621

The start date is as soon as possible for this position for the 2021-2022 school year.

Position Description:

The School Psychologist position has several areas of focus, including:

Collaborating with school staff to create appropriate systems to support students who are experiencing academic, social or behavioral difficulties
Conducting evaluations to help teams determine if a student has a disability
Consulting with educators, parents, and students to create plans to improve outcomes for students with disabilities
Facilitating functional behavioral assessments and helping to develop behavior intervention plans
Writing reports that are professional and understandable to their audience
Providing direct support or consultation for students who are experiencing mental health challenges and provide other areas of individual and systems support.

Excellent written and oral communication skills are required for this position, as well as the ability to understand both the culture/context of the school system and the individual needs of the student. Working well with teams, flexibility, and a positive demeanor are a must for this position.

Responsibilities include:

Providing diagnostic assistance in implementing programs for disabled students.
Providing intellectual, academic, and behavioral evaluations for individuals three to twenty-one.
Collaborating to prepare educational and behavioral plans based on diagnostic data.
Coordinating the planning, development, and documentation of evaluation and eligibility determination for referred students.
Providing consultation and assistance to the individual educational program (IEP) team.
Facilitating and/or participating in IEP meetings.
Facilitating the least restrictive educational placement of each student.
Providing behavioral consultation services to teachers, students and/or parents.
Providing behavioral intervention services to students.
Referring to outside agencies for further diagnostic evaluations and treatment when appropriate.
Providing individual and group counseling to students.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of intellectual, education, behavioral, and assessment.
Demonstrated competence with educational programming, IEP development, behavioral management, and general curriculum.
Knowledge of special education eligibility criteria (IDEA2004).
Basic or Standard School Psychologist (Masters Degree) Certificate.
NCSP certification preferred.
Teaching experience preferred.

A professional educator in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District joins a community of professionals who embrace the district's mission and six guiding vision themes:

How do we create learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people for the world?

Six Guiding Vision Themes

Demonstrates personal and academic excellence;
Provides a personalized education to improve student performance;
Establishes community partnerships and expands the classroom beyond the school;
Creates a circle of support for each student;
Educates the whole person-intellectually, emotionally, physically, and ethically;
Integrates technology in daily living.

Community and District Information:

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is nestled within two thriving cities, West Linn and Wilsonville, within the rural area of Clackamas County. Both communities have a strong legacy of support for their schools, music and arts endeavors, and the overall well-being of their patrons. The school district and surrounding communities have experienced steady, constant growth over the past three decades. The estimated student population of the District as of December 2020 is 9,206.

It is the policy of the West Linn-Wilsonville Board of Education and School District (WLWV) that no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veterans' status, genetic information, or disability shall occur if the employee with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position. These protections apply to students, employees, and other members of the public. West Linn-Wilsonville School District is committed to equal access and equal opportunity in all activities/services, educational programs, and employment. Persons having questions regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Human Resources at the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, 503-673-7095.