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1.0 FTE School Psychologist

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Bethel School District, Eugene

Bethel School District is seeking appropriately licensed candidates for a 1.0 FTE School Psychologist for the 2020 - 21 school year. The District seeks a dynamic individual to join the Special Services team. This position works closely with specialists, consultants, other District School Psychologists and administrators.

About Bethel
Bethel Schools are committed to creating safe, caring, mutually respectful environments where all students are honored and valued for their diverse cultural backgrounds, strengths and abilities in every instructional practice and school activity to support academic achievement and student success.

With approximately 5,500 students in 11 schools, Bethel School District is committed to excellence in every aspect of its operation. Bethel is located in northwest Eugene in Oregon’s picturesque Willamette Valley. Approximately 2 hours south of Portland, Eugene is home to the University of Oregon and enjoys a mild climate, wonderful recreation opportunities and a welcoming atmosphere.

Job summary:
School Psychologist: To serve as a specialized staff member in evaluating students’ academic skills, learning aptitudes, emotional development, adaptive behavior, and social skills.

Successful Candidates Will:
Work effectively and collaboratively with diverse student, staff and community populations
Follow-up appropriately on all referrals for psycho-educational assessment services
Use a wide variety of assessment techniques to evaluate students’ academic skills, learning aptitudes, emotional development, adaptive behavior, and social skills
Integrate assessment data into a concise, organized and educationally relevant evaluation report
Attend Support Services Team (SST) meetings, IEP meetings and meetings of the school psychologists
Respond to questions from parents concerning the evaluation process and district procedures
Maintain accurate, complete and confidential records as required by federal and state law, district policy and administrative regulations
Maintain compliance with state and federal rules for establishing special education eligibility and completing evaluations
Be knowledgeable about positive behavioral supports and the appropriate implementation of academic and behavioral intervention plans
Work harmoniously with others and communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, parents, and staff
Work as an active, contributing team member of school and district teams and to solve problems and create new opportunities
Facilitate and mediate difficult meetings where there are conflicting interests or opinions regarding special education services for individual students
Follow district and school policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines, and the provisions of the contract and exercises professional judgment when acting in the absence of a covering guideline or policy
Maintain unconditional positive regard for all students, staff, families and colleagues
Fully support and implement Social Emotional Learning, encouraging students to build self-awareness, self-management and relationship skills
Understand and attend to the impacts of implicit bias in teaching and education
Perform other duties as requested by the Principal and the Director of Special Services

Minimum qualifications:
Oregon License valid for assignment
Experience working with children, youth, and families in a counseling role
Culturally proficient skills and strategies

For information regarding this position, please email Amy Tidwell, Special Services Director, at amy.tidwell@bethel.k12.or.us.

To apply, please follow the link to TalentEd Recruit and Hire: https://bethelor.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=3314.

Bilingual candidates and candidates experienced in working with bilingual students and families will receive preferential consideration.

Additional information can be found at www.bethel.k12.or.us.