School Psychologist – Bilingual – ASPIRA

Posted on: March 11, 2024 | |

Bilingual School Psychologist

ASPIRA of Illinois seeks to achieve academic excellence for every scholar in a culturally relevant learning environment that empowers scholars through high-quality education, youth development, and civic engagement. ASPIRA strives to ensure all scholars are prepared for post-secondary education and meaningful careers.

Job Description
● The School Psychologist works to support individual students through various developmental and mental health issues. The Psychologist focuses on assessing and testing students who may need and qualify for additional psychological services to support them.
● School psychologists apply knowledge of learning, behavior, and mental health to support students and teachers in K-12 schools.
● Under the leadership of the School Principal and or Assistant principal, the School Psychologist is a critical member who is delegated the responsibility of psychological assessments of cognitive and academic domains.
● The School Psychologist identifies and assesses the learning, development, and adjustment characteristics and needs of scholars, as well as the environmental factors that affect learning and adjustment.
● The School Psychologist works to support the success of Aspira students across all facets.
● The School Psychologist participates in the MTSS process and provides interventions to students to support the teaching process and to maximize learning and adjustment.
● Additionally, the School Psychologist assists in the planning, development, and evaluation of programs to meet identified learning and adjustment needs.
● The School Psychologist monitors the process and completion of case study evaluations and participates in Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings and problem-solving meetings designing systems, programs and services that maximize scholar success.

● Academic and behavior interventions to support high quality instruction for all students and to meet student’s individual needs.
● Have a strong understanding of Special Education Law and CPS Policies
● Possess knowledge of various standardized measures in relation to cognitive ability and academic performance
● Possess superior skills in writing reports.
● Demonstrate the ability to confidently present findings.
● Ability to work collaboratively with a team – demonstrating solutions-based approaches.
● Ability to create and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all school staff.
● Extremely organized and able to manage multiple tasks at once.
● Have experience with special education platforms.
● Measurement tools for various levels of assessment; including individual educational plan, adaptive and curriculum-based measurement.

● Completion of an accredited Doctoral Psychology degree required.
● Licensed by State of IL required.
● 3-5 years’ experience working with children and adolescents.
● 3-5 years of experience in the educational field.
● Bilingual Spanish/English

Reports to:
The School Psychologist reports to ASPIRA’s Principal and or Assistant Principal.