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District School Psychologist

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North Wasco County School District

District Focus

North Wasco County School District is pleased to announce that we are seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Psychologist-District Wide. We are very proud of our District and the teachers, administrators, and support staff that provides the best education possible for the children of our community. Thank you for seeking this opportunity to be part of our team.

District Mission: “Graduating all students to be college and career ready; challenging, inspiring, and empowering them to be healthy and productive citizens.”

The Gorge Lifestyle:

The phrase Gorge Lifestyle alone speaks volumes. Located along the banks of the mighty Columbia River, just 84 miles east of Portland, The Dalles is the eastern gateway to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Outdoor enthusiasts find the Gorge to be a perfect environment to pursue wind, snow, and whitewater sports, road and mountain biking, hunting, fishing, hiking, golf and more! Serving as a center of Native American trade for over 10,000 years and the end of the Oregon Trail, history buffs will find the area steeped in history and culture. The Dalles has a quaint and historic small town feel, with a population just over 13,000. Boasting a mere 14 inches of rain annually, The Dalles is home to bountiful agricultural products, including world-renowned cherries, grapes and wheat. It is home to Columbia Gorge Community College, which offers the first wind-power training program in the Pacific Northwest, Google’s Data Center, numerous orchards, vineyards, wineries, craft breweries and a thriving business community.

NWASCO Online: www.nwasco.k12.or.us

Application Process: All application materials must be submitted electronically, as part of your TalentEd/Recruit & Hire application. Include the following supplemental documents:

Letter of interest;
Current Resume;
Three (3) recent letters of reference
Copy of your Oregon License
Copy of Unofficial College Transcripts

Salary: $84,300-$93,300

This position is open until filled.

Job Purpose Statement/s:

The District School Psychologist works under the direction of the Director of Student Services. The job of “School Psychologist” is designed to provide for counseling, psychological, and assessment services at the building level, providing information for program development and student placement; developing behavior plans; and providing information on child development and/or issues on specific students to instructional personnel.

Job Qualifications & Licensure:

Master’s Degree or higher degree (required) with a major in one or more of the following areas: Counseling, Community Health, and or Psychology.
Valid Oregon Teaching License and endorsement(s) from the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission in the State of Oregon.
Ability to effectively work and communicate with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures or backgrounds
Ability to effectively work and communicate with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures or backgrounds in English, Spanish, or other languages related to the job
Maintain integrity of confidential information relating to students, staff, or district patrons
Ability to work harmoniously with others
Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities

Bring an expertise and resource to RTI model around process and developing problem-solving practices that are most effective.
Provide a leadership role in the development and implementation of school wide, class, and individual behavior and academic programs.
Provide orientation and support to new students and families, as well as students newly identified as in need of specific plans (i.e., Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504).
Work with school staff to identify students in need of support or development of social and emotional capacity and skills.
Implement programs or services that support the school wide systems of behavior and instructional support (i.e., EBS and EBIS).
Coordinate the school counseling and guidance program.
Help coordinate and support special education service delivery.
Individual and Group Assessment

Coordinate the school’s assessment programs, such as the DIBELS, N-Nat, NAEP, and Oregon Statewide Assessment.
Collaborate with principal and literacy specialist to lead the Effective Behavior and Instructional Support (EBIS) and Effective Behavior Support (EBS) processes.
Coordinate with principal and special education specialists to implement Referral Management Team processes.
Conduct, and train and support staff in conducting, functional behavior assessments and developing and implementing intervention plans.
Conduct comprehensive psychological educational evaluations for special education purposes.
Planning and Placement

Review records for new and transfer students.
Coordinate placement and orientation of students.
Oversee maintenance of student records; maintain records of counseling and psychological services.
Assist principal in the development of schedules that allow for effective delivery of school services, such as special classes, music, PE, and lunch.
Program Implementation/Instruction

Implement individual behavior plans; consult with and orient teachers to plans.
Implement or assist in the implementation of guidance curricula including social skills, safety, and related curricula.
Work directly with students, families, and staff to improve student behavior or emotional functioning.
Interpret the results of functional behavior, social-emotional, or psychological assessment to families, staff, and the student, as appropriate.
Provide specially-designed instruction in the social, emotional and behavioral realm, as specified on IEPs.
Participate in the development of IEPs.
Any offer of employment made by North Wasco County School District is contingent upon satisfactory results of:

Drug screening tests for any illegal drug or substance classified in Schedules I through V under the Federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 811 to 812. This includes, but is not limited to, marijuana, mind-altering substances or narcotic drugs such as hallucinogens, amphetamines, barbiturates, or any other illegal drug or controlled substance, except those federally recognized as legally prescribed by a physician and used as directed.
Criminal history verification- a background check for any convictions directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Unless otherwise required by law, only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the applicant from employment.
External applicants are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Biligual/Bi-Cultural applicants are highly desirable, and encouraged to apply.