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School Psychologist (22-23SY)

Central Office | Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description

The Organization

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in the Expeditionary Learning Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers. Founded in 2002, LCPS operates two high-achieving K-12 public charter schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving nearly 1,500 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. 

Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org.

The Opportunity

School Psychologist — Competencies and Qualifications


Lighthouse Community Charter School is looking for a School Psychologist who is relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of choice. Lighthouse staff believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community. The School Psychologist will be an integral part of the multi-tiered systems of support team (MTSS) which ensures all students receive necessary academic, behavioral, and socio-emotional supports to thrive in alignment with the Lighthouse Mission, Theory of Change, Graduate Profile, and Instructional Stances.


Roles and Responsibilities

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conduct psycho-educational assessments for initial or triennial evaluations (including selecting appropriate instruments, administering tests, observing, and writing a report) and interpret results to parents, teachers, and administrators

  • Provide recommendations to the individualized education plan (IEP) team regarding eligibility, goals, accommodations, modifications, and services

  • Monitor caseload timelines and support with preparation for IEP meetings

  • Conduct educationally related mental health services, functional behavior assessments, and/or other assessments, as needed

  • Collaborate and/or provide oversight to other mental health clinicians to support the implementation of counseling services as identified in the IEP



Additional Responsibilities:

  • Design and facilitate professional development for staff regarding special education and other related topics, as needed

  • Support the development and implementation of multi-tiered systems of support, including intervention, data collection, collaboration with a range of stakeholders, documentation, and child find processes 

  • Participate in student support team/coordination of services team meetings, as needed

  • Makes recommendations in cases of exemption, non-promotion, acceleration, class assignment change and other cases upon request

  • Assists in the development and implementation of effective individual educational plans for students, including consulting with parents and staff to support accommodations and modifications.

  • Support the development and implementation of behavior intervention plans, including staff consultation, training, and modeling of strategies

  • Provides crisis counseling for students, as needed

  • Participate in professional development to keep abreast of most recent case law, best practices in assessment, and other relevant content

  • May provide direct mental health or behavior intervention services to a select individual students or select groups on as needed basis 

  • Maintain strong communication with caregivers 

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

We would love to hear from you if your educational toolbox includes the following:

  • Master’s Degree in appropriate field including: Psychology, School Psychology, Education Psychology, required 

  • California Pupil Personnel Services Credential with School Psychology authorization, required

  • Experience working with youth in K-12, urban settings similar to our student population

  • Bilingual in Spanish, preferred

 

SUPERVISION

This position reports to Director of Special Education.

 

TIME COMMITMENT 

This position is 1.0 FTE (full-time exempt) and follows a 11-month work year (210 days) with significant student-free days for professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and interaction with families. All new staff will report in late July/early August 2022 (exact calendar TBD).

Common Building Hours:  All teachers are expected to maintain hours of  8:00 - 4:00 pm M, Tu, Th, Fri and 8:00-5:00 on Wednesdays for Professional Development. 


OUR COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our employees.  We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a competitive salary and generous health and retirement benefits (100% employee health coverage/50% for dependents; 8% employer-matching for retirement program; medical and dependent FSA).

 

TO APPLY

People of color and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter describing your interest in this position and why you are an optimal fit

  • 4-5 references with Name, Email, Phone Number and Title/nature of working relationship

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on Zoom, or on-site.   

Lighthouse Community Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

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