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DC International School
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Published 22 days ago

DCI is hiring a full-time School Psychologist. To apply, complete the linked employment application, and be prepared to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter.  You will need to pass a background check. No phone calls, please.


Position Overview: This position entails providing support services to students with IEPs and 504 plans at DCI to promote a positive educational environment for all students. The psychologist performs a variety of duties involved in the testing, diagnosis and administration of remedial treatments to students with special needs. 


Salary Range: $58,437 - $98,958 (Starting salary is determined by education and years of relevant experience) 


Qualifications: Bilingual in Spanish (preferred). A Master's Degree in School Psychology, Educational or Clinical psychology is preferred (Bachelor's Degree is required). Appropriate training and licensure (LCP) is preferred. Ability to meet HQT requirements under NCLB

Experience as a related service provider, secondary experience preferred. Experience working closely with diverse families of students with disabilities. Knowledge about special education and 504 practices and regulations, particularly those pertaining to DC schools. The ability to collaborate and work as part of a team

Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong interest in, or experience with, language immersion, 1:1 technology, and IB Middle Years Program model. Commitment to keeping current on best practices and evidence-based interventions in special education, technology, and general education. Commitment to ensuring access and achievement for our learners with exceptional learning needs.


Essential Attributes:


  • Conduct evaluations and re-evaluations for students as requested or warranted
  • Act as an interdisciplinary team member in the special education eligibility process, administering IQ, personality, and achievement tests
  • Administer psychological assessments (IQ, personality, and achievement)as needed
  • Articulate test results to parents and MDT/IEP members in clear, understandable language attending to cultural sensitivity
  • Maintain progress notes as required by DCI regulations
  • Maintain progress notes, compliant IEPS, including contact logs and reports progress accordingly to parents and team members
  • Work with a wide range of student emotional and academic factors
  • Assess and evaluates the wide variety of behavior, skills, emotions and goals in the schools they serve
  • Consult with teachers, parents, and school personnel about learning, social and behavior problems
  • Teach lessons on parenting skills, learning strategies, substance abuse, and other topics pertinent to healthy schools
  • Serve as a member of the family support team and other school based teams. 
  • Analyzes evaluation data, student records, and information pertinent to student learning, and formulates hypotheses and conclusions relating to learning and behavioral issues.
  • Ensures interventions are being implemented in the general education setting.
  • Monitors fidelity of interventions implemented at Tier I and Tier II level.
  • Screens individual student cases for proactive academic and behavioral interventions.
  • Participates in MDT/IEP committee meetings to interpret evaluation results to parents and school personnel.
  • Serves in a consultative role with designated personnel to offer prevention and intervention strategies related to learning and behavioral problems of students; and provides consultation on an on-going basis to teachers, parents, and other school personnel to resolve students' learning and behavioral problems.
  • Maintains flexibility to respond to emergency referrals.
  • Provides meaningful, helpful suggestions to school personnel regarding behavior management, social skill development, conflict resolution, functional behavioral assessments/behavioral intervention planning, and instructional strategies.
  • Assists school staff in the development of appropriate academic and vocational education plans for the student.
  • Acts as a psychological consultant for other staff members and community agencies.
  • Attends due process hearings as requested.
  • Serves in a consultative role with designated personnel to offer prevention and intervention strategies related to learning and behavioral problems of students; and provides consultation on an on-going basis to teachers, parents, and other school personnel to resolve students’ learning and behavioral problems.
  • Collaborate with general and special educators, coordinators, and leadership. 
  • Communicate through a variety of mediums with parents and students. 
  • Embrace French, Spanish, and Chinese cultures by leading and participating in cultural activities for faculty and students Other duties as assigned.
  • High degree of communication through a variety of mediums with parents and students.
  • Ensure that our 1:1 Chromebooks program is implemented effectively for students by infusing technology into instruction.
  • Other duties as assigned.


DC International School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural and multilingual environment.

DCI is hiring a full-time School Psychologist. To apply, complete the linked employment application, and be prepared to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter.  You will need to pass a background check. No phone calls, please.


Position…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$58,437 - $98,958

Benefits

Faculty and Staff Development/Benefits: DCI is committed to the principles of servant leadership and to providing faculty and staff with the resources and training they need to provide an excellent education experience for every student and family.

  • We have a benefits package that includes health and disability insurance and paid leave. 
  • We offer teachers daily planning time, professional development, and reasonable class sizes.
  • Teachers and staff have the appropriate technology and support to do their work.

Faculty and Staff Development/Benefits: DCI is committed to the principles of servant leadership and to providing faculty and staff with the resources and training they need to…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in Spanish (preferred)

Bilingual in Spanish (preferred)

Location

On-site
1400 Main Drive Northwest, Washington, DC 20012, United States

How to Apply

To apply, complete the linked employment application, and be prepared to upload a copy of your cover letter, resume, sample lesson plan, and sample assessment. You will need to pass a background check. No phone calls please.

To apply, complete the linked employment application, and be prepared to upload a copy of your cover letter, resume, sample lesson plan, and sample assessment. You will need to pass a…

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