Posted on: October 19, 2020 |

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Civitas Education Partners (CEP) is seeking educators for the 19-20 school year and we are offering an Exceptional Work Experience for all staff members. With one purpose, 3 core values and 4 campuses, CEP is making a lasting impact on over 2,300 students in grades K-12.

CEP exists to provide equal access to opportunities that break the cycle of poverty by leading and supporting K-12 college preparatory schools. We are a school management organization that operates four campuses of Chicago International Charter School (CICS), CICS Ralph Ellison High School, CICS Northtown Academy High School, CICS Wrightwood Elementary School, and CICS ChicagoQuest High School. We aim to provide our teams and students with an exceptional experience rooted in high expectations for student achievement and civic responsibility.

Role: School Psychologist (Northtown Academy and ChicagoQuest High School)
Reports To: Director of Student Services
Terms of Employment: 10 month, salary and benefits established by Civitas Education Partners

Position Summary:  Under the general direction of the Director of Student Services and as a member of the problem-solving team, the school psychologist screens and identifies students for early intervention and administers diagnostic and curriculum–based assessments. Provides crisis intervention as well as individual and group intervention services to support mental health issues for students, school personnel, family, and community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide screening for early intervention and identification.

Administer diagnostic and curriculum-based assessments.

Provide crisis, individual and group interventions as appropriate.

Conduct professional development/training and workshops for teachers, administrators, and other school personnel.

Provide consultative services related to school and problem-solving in the areas of instruction and social/emotional learning and behavior.

Assist with the coordination of community referrals, language, and culture, etc.

Utilize data-based decision making to drive instruction

Consultation and collaboration with all relevant stakeholders

Provide interventions and instructional support to develop academic skills

Provide mental health services to develop social and life skills

Support/develop school wide practices to promote learning

Support schools in the provision of multi-tiered prevention and evidence-based strategies for effective crisis response

Engage in legal and ethical professional practices

Other duties as assigned

Professional Responsibilities:

Promotes school-wide practices to support learning and positive school climate

Engages in MTSS efforts using researched-based interventions

Implements school-wide positive behavioral support systems

Suggests academic/learning interventions and differentiated instructional supports

Provides mental and behavioral health interventions for students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers.

Conducts on-going academic/behavioral data collection and analyzing progress monitoring data

Identifies at-risk students and school vulnerabilities

Provides crisis response, recovery, and prevention services

Assists in the development and implementation of Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) as assigned

Provides in-service training to school staff members

Consults and collaborates with parents, school staff, and community service providers

Conducts comprehensive evaluations with individual students to determine their unique strengths and weaknesses (behavioral, cognitive, emotional, academic, adaptive, personality)

Assists in the development of IEP and 504 Plans for diverse learners as assigned

Screens the learning environments of students

Maintains family contact as needed to enhance home-school collaboration


A Master’s degree in School Psychology from an accredited college or university (Required)
Type 73 State of Illinois School Service Personnel Certificate with an Endorsement School Psychology is required at the time of application.
Fluency in Spanish/English (preferred)
*(Note: Certificate(s) must show a current registration date)

Application Procedure:
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