School Psychologist (21/22 SY Pool)
Certificated | Concord, CA | Contract
Classification: Certificated (Non-Represented)
Work Year: 205 Days
Employment Type: Full Time (Exempt)
Salary Range: $81,666.92 - $110,025.50
SUPERVISOR: Principal or designee
ABOUT Clayton Valley Charter High School
Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS) is a high performing charter high school in Concord, CA. The school opened in 1958 and converted to a charter school starting in the 2012-13 school year. With a strong academic reputation, CVCHS has a relentless commitment to the academic success of all students and has achieved remarkable academic growth for all subgroups of students. As a comprehensive high school, CVCHS is committed to providing students tremendous opportunities to be well-rounded, with a commitment beyond academics that includes character development, athletics, and the arts. We are focused on our vision of preparing all students for college and career readiness. Our Governing Board and Administration are united in our vision of academic rigor with relevant application to student’s current and future real-world experiences, with a commitment to empowering teachers and staff to fulfill the mission of providing the best education to our students.
The School Psychologist applies psycho-educational principles and knowledge in the assessment, classification, treatment, and education of children with school-related learning, social and emotional difficulties while providing leadership and professional development to drive the collaborative education program at Clayton Valley Charter High School, and ensure compliance to established policies, procedures and/or regulations.
Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and appropriate agencies in the planning of educational and therapeutic programs; agency personnel may include private physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, probation officers, mental health professionals, and others as appropriate.
Recommend appropriate educational and psychological remediation through the use of psychological tests.
Interpret and analyze the assessment results with regard to the intellectual, academic, social, emotional, and behavioral development of pupils, and the implications of results for the instructional program.
Prepare written assessment reports for each student evaluated.
Participate in IEP teams and in IEP reviews.
Conduct required re-evaluations on Special Education students.
Participate in the development of school services promoting positive mental health and effective environments for learning.
Initiate referrals to Mental Health Services when needed.
Assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of specific phases of educational programs.
Serve as a resource person in such areas as guidance, curriculum, child development, and tests and measurements.
Attendance and participation in annual CVCHS administrative retreat; SELPA Leadership Academy for Administrators; monthly SELPA Steering Committee Meetings; CEO representation at SELPA CEO Meeting
Collaboration in master schedule planning for the special education program
Assist in hiring and placement of special education teachers, paraprofessionals
Coordinate service providers with nonpublic agencies
Completion and successful submission of SELPA Mental Health Budget
Completion of Personnel Data Report to CDE
College Board Liaison for requests regarding accommodations for PSAT/SAT
Assist with the drafting of proposals for Board policy approval regarding special education issues
Assist with the facilitation of monthly department meetings and monthly professional development for the special education department as needed
Perform other related duties as may be assigned
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in related field
California Credential authorizing the performance of psychological services
Administrative Services Credential (Preferred)
Successful experience as a school psychologist and program development.
Successful experience in areas of conflict resolution.
Ability to use a consultative approach to resolving work-related issues
Knowledge of the organization, operations, policies, and objectives of public charter education.
Strategic and analytical thinking skills and the ability to apply deductive reasoning and draw conclusions in order to solve problems and facilitate decision-making processes.
Ability to continuously seek quality service and process improvements in order to support the mission and strategic vision of Clayton Valley Charter High School.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS:
Work Position (Percentage of Time):
Standing: 15 Walking: 15 Sitting: 70
Body Movement (Frequency):
None (0) Limited (1) Occasional (2) Frequent (3) Very Frequent (4)
Lifting (lbs.): 50 Lifting: 2 Bending: 2-3
Pushing and/or Pulling Loads (lbs.): 75 Reaching Overhead: 2 Kneeling or Squatting: 2-3
Climbing Ladders: 1 Climbing Stairs: 2
NONDISCRIMINATION: Clayton Valley Charter High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, ancestry, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, national origin, or mental or physical handicap in any of its policies or procedures related to admissions, employment, educational services, programs or activities.
Board Approved: 3/7/2019