School Psychologist

Posted on: May 24, 2022

The Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School (EMSA, opened in August of 2018 to all students residing in the U-46 attendance area. This coming year we will serve kindergarten through seventh grade.

EMSA is seeking a compelling, committed, and resourceful School Psychologist that will help to establish positive relationships with students and families.

The successful candidate in this role will reinforce EL Education’s Core Practices as the foundation of our mission to ensure remarkable academic achievement, character development, and community involvement for all students. At EMSA, students and teachers will reach their highest potential through active exploratory learning and social responsibility in which:

Individuals of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome
Children’s natural curiosity is nurtured
Students become leaders of their own learning
Teachers and students hold high standards
Critical thinking is central to math and science
Students develop skills to be responsible individuals
An EMSA Charter Crew Member will:

Operate with the understanding: Diversity is a fact, Inclusion is a behavior, Equity is the outcome
Work collaboratively with all members of the learning community to build relational trust and foster a growth mindset for all through modeling, by taking professional risks, owning mistakes, and being metacognitive about their own growth and revision
Model EMSA’s habits of scholarship in word and action and effectively build a positive school culture that promotes self-discipline
Challenge, engage, inspire and empower all students with the Wow and Wonder of EL Education
Practice reflective and synthesizing professional practices to allow for a deeper understanding to manifest for implementation with the highest levels of fidelity
Cultivate strong partnerships with families; all words and actions demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, belief in all students’ capacity to succeed and a desire to create an amicably beneficial situation for everyone
Actively engage families and the community with expeditionary outcomes and critique of authentic student work
Job Description:

The School Psychologist is directly responsible for the psychological assessment of academic, social, emotional, and behavioral domains utilizing problem-solving and standardized evaluations. The School Psychologist monitors the completion of case study evaluations and participates in Individual Education

Plan (IEP) conferences and problem-solving meetings designing systems, programs and services that maximize students’ social, emotional, and educational success. In collaboration with staff, families, students, and communities the school psychologist promotes effective educational environments.

An ideal candidate is someone who:

Has strong work ethics
Is well organized and self-directed
Works well with students, parents, and colleagues
Is able to give and take direction when appropriate
Is detail oriented, has a professional attitude, and is reliable
Possesses strong problem solving skills, basic accounting principle knowledge, documentation skills, research and problem solving skills, data analysis skills, and multi-tasking skills
Communicates effectively verbally and in writing
Interacts with employees in a professional manner
Works independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
Maintains confidentiality of administrative processes and student information
Works effectively as part of a team
Essential Job Functions:

Conduct psychological assessments and interpret results for students and participate in IEP conferences, team meetings, and problem-solving meetings.
Monitor completion of case study evaluations and participate in IEP conferences and problem solving meetings.
Provide insight into the development of functional assessments and behavior intervention plans.
Provide assistance to staff in the design and implementation of appropriate interventions and accommodations for students.
Evaluate and/or translate research into practice and understand research design and statistics in sufficient depth to plan and conduct investigations and program evaluations for improvement of services.
Contribute to program development that furthers the integration of social, coping, and problem solving in the classroom.
Provide support services to parents/guardians as needed.
Coordinate and/or collaborate with a range of individuals/agencies to promote and provide comprehensive services to students and families.
Proficiently use technology to communicate, compile reports, and collect data.
Participate in building or program activities and meetings as appropriate.

Master’s Degree in Psychology or a related field.
Valid Illinois Certificate, Type 73, in School Psychology.
Knowledge of methods of assessment; systematic processes to collect data, translate assessment
results into empirically based decisions about service delivery and evaluate outcomes of services.
Knowledge of learning processes, appropriate instructional interventions to meet students’ needs, and the ability to implement and assess their effectiveness.
Knowledge of behavioral mental health, collaborative and/or consultation models and methods and their application.
Salary Range: $47,000-$65,000.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

EMSA seeks individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. EMSA provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and prohibits discrimination with respect to the hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, disability, or any other factor which cannot lawful be used as a basis for an employment decision.