School Psychologist

Posted on: May 31, 2022

Pathways In Education (PIE) is an Alternative Learning Opportunities Program (ALOP) serving grades 9-12 in the Chicago community. Pathways considers the unique needs of every student, allowing access to small group classes, guided independent study, online courses, and experiential learning, to address each student’s individual strengths and needs.

Are you an educator that wants to make an impact in students’ lives? Do you believe that every student should have the opportunity for success? If so, Pathways is the place for you! PIE is looking for educators that are warm, outgoing, authentic, passionate and inspiring. PIE places great emphasis on the student-teacher relationship, a critical component to the development of students’ personal, emotional, and academic well-being.

Pathways In Education is looking for a School Psychologist with a credential in NCSP and PEL to work in the Chicago area. The School Psychologist will have the following responsibilities:

Primarily responsible for ensuring compliance with Special Education law which includes 100% compliance in meeting IEP timelines, conducting assessments, and providing recommendations based on data collection. This position interacts directly with students, parents, and teachers, contributes to the IEP and 504 writing process, and collaborates with MTSS teams. The School Psychologist will collaborate with the Pathways Leadership Team on strategic planning, professional development, along with teacher coaching, and provide any technical assistance with establishing/implementing/utilizing progress monitoring tools.

Observe students; assess, evaluate, analyze, diagnose, and write psychological reports.

Review student records, organize information and determine appropriate assessment battery.

Assess students’ cognitive ability, social-emotional development, adaptive behavior, language development, academic achievement, and both academic and social/emotional needs.

Participate in the decision-making process regarding special placement of students.

Provide diagnostic services, counseling, and recommendations for pupils with special needs.

Participate in Individual Education Program meetings with students and parents as needed.

Education and Experience:

A school psychologist must be a certified School Psychologist (NCSP) by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in school psychology, a Professional Educator’s License (PEL) with a school psychology endorsement.

250 hours of practicum in a school setting or child study center; and,

A 1200 contact hour internship lasting a full school year under the direction of a credentialed school psychologist.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time staff that includes paid time off, holiday and sick time, medical, vision and dental coverage, incentives and an employer-matched 403(b) plan. PIE provides our staff opportunities to chaperone students on experiential learning trips to amazing places like Italy, Cuba and China as well as U.S. based trips to DC, a ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and a farm in Northern California. We regularly hold social functions to foster a genuine camaraderie that enhances teamwork. At our company-wide award functions, we take time to recognize the talent and dedication of the people who make PIE and our students successful. To learn more about our schools, visit us at

Pathways In Education embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Please use the following link to complete our online application.