School Psychologist /Clincial Supervisor - 2017-2018 School Year - Yuma

US-AZ-Yuma
Job ID
2017-1448
Business Unit
Desert Choice Schools
Category
Clinical

Overview

Desert Choice Schools (http://www.desertchoiceschools.com), a Learn It Family of Companies division (http://www.learnitsystems.com), is a certified K -12 Private Day School approved by the Arizona Department of Education to provide Special Education Services for the following disability categories: Autism (A), Emotional Disability (ED), Mild Intellectual Disability (MIID), Moderate Intellectual Disability (MOID), Other Health Impaired (OHI), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), and Speech-Language Impairment (SLI).

 

Desert Choice Schools utilizes a highly-structured, school-wide Positive Behavioral Supports program that teaches students Academic, Social/Emotional Problem-Solving and Strategies. All DCS teachers and support staff are trained in a unique methodology that assists students with maintaining Positive Choice-Making. We are a tight-knit team that values colleagues who exhibit collaboration, integrity and the desire to make a difference in the lives of students who struggle to be successful, and who share a passion to help children and their families.

Responsibilities

The School Psychologist will be a part of a team that works with students with social, emotional and behavioral needs providing counseling, training, clinical case management, therapeutic interventions, de-escalation, pre-crisis and post crisis interventions as well as Special education case management. This position is supported by a day school program that provides special education teacher and one to three behavior technicians who assist oversee with classroom management, behavior documentation and reporting, implementing social/emotional/behavioral interventions. The School Psychologist will be responsible to assist in Special Education case management, IEP and MET input, attending IEP and MET meetings, developing, collaborating, and implementing interventions for students, counseling per students IEPs, parent training, as well as providing assistance to parents in accessing outside resources for their child.  Other responsibilities include maintenance of appropriate documentation and record-keeping.

Qualifications

  • Valid School Psychologist/LCSW/LMFT/ Counselor Licensure by AZ state
  • Experience working with emotional and/or behaviorally challenged students
  • PCMA certified is a plus but not required.  We can provide PCMA training for you.
  • Collaborate and able to receive to feedback, mentoring and direction from peers and supervisors
  • Maintain a professional and clinical perspective at all times, able to not internalize or personalize (e.g. emotionally) in regards certain student behaviors or mannerisms that occur
  • Ability to safely and effectively use Crisis Management Interventions (including the use of therapeutic holds) of all involved (e.g. self, student, other employees

Desert Choice Schools offers a competitive compensation plan, comprehensive benefits, professional development allowance and 401(k)plan.  We are most proud of Desert Choice Schools' collaborative team approach, professional development, and structured, strong mentorship program.

 

Desert Choice Schools/Learn It Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants must be presently eligible to work in the United States.

 

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