School Psychologist--EXCEL ACADEMY

School Psychologist--Excel Academy Charter Schools

Organizational Overview

Excel Academy Charter Schools is a growing network of high-performing charter schools dedicated to closing the achievement gap in the Boston area. The network currently operates three middle schools in East Boston and Chelsea and a high school, also located in East Boston. For 6 years in a row, Excel 8th graders have been the top-performers of all 450 Massachusetts public district and charter schools on the MCAS exams.

Duties and Responsibilities

The School Psychologist will provide consultation, assessment, and intervention services related to school psychology. He/she will support all Excel schools and will report to the Network Director of Student Supports. Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Evaluate and screen students’ abilities and needs to determine eligibility for special education services;
    • Administer, score, and interpret assessments in the areas of cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral functioning (which Excel will provide);
    • Reach out to families to collect detailed family input and relevant history information;
    • Collaborate with students’ teachers and learning specialists to gain a clear and complete in-school profile;
  • Write evaluation reports including all cognitive, social-emotional, and behavior assessments, goals, and specific recommendations in a timely fashion and in accordance with compliance due dates and the Massachusetts disability categories;
  • Act as part of the diagnostic team for initial and three-year evaluations in tandem with special education teachers, general education teachers, family, and outside providers;
  • Maintain the legal confidentiality and privacy of student information while collaborating with students’ special education teams;
  • Participate in special education team meetings as requested by school-based staff;
  • Provide consultation to classroom teachers and learning specialists pertaining to student progress, behavior management techniques, and individualized behavior management plans; and
  • Participate in Excel’s Response to Intervention (RTI) system by attending Child Study Team (CST) meetings with grade level teams and providing direct interventions to Tier II and Tier III students.

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in school psychology is required;
  • Possession of MA DESE School Psychologist License by the first day of school;
  • A commitment to working with underserved, urban youth;
  • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model;
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas & programs.
  • Spanish or Portuguese proficiency or fluency is preferable, but not required

Compensation

Excel provides a competitive compensation package that includes benefits and is commensurate with experience. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.

Would you like to apply to this job?: Please visit this link to apply.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.

Teaching Faculty Position--William James College

Teaching Faculty Position, Applied Behavior Analysis Program

William James College, located in Newton, MA just west of Boston, is seeking a part-time Assistant or Associate Professor and teaching faculty member for the Applied Behavior Analysis program within the School Psychology Department to begin on August 15, 2018.  The ABA program is a new and growing program that offers a great opportunity for professional growth and collaboration.  In addition to mentoring future professionals in the field of ABA, faculty will have the opportunity to help shape the growth of the academic program.

Responsibilities:  This position consists of a mixture of teaching, advising, field-site visits, supervision of graduate students, and administrative responsibilities to the ABA program, School Psychology Department, and William James College.  

Qualifications:  

Requirements include:

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Behavior Analysis, or a related field;
  • Hold and maintain national certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst;
  • Hold and maintain licensure to practice Applied Behavior Analysis in Massachusetts;
  • At least 3 years of experience implementing or supervising behavior-analytic work; and
  • Experience presenting behavior-analytic content to audiences (e.g., presentations, prior teaching experience).

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Maintain professional affiliations in the field of behavior analysis (e.g., ABAI, APBA, BABAT);
  • A doctoral degree in Behavior Analysis or in a related field that includes substantial training in Behavior Analysis;
  • At least 5 years of experience implementing or supervising behavior-analytic work; and
  • A history of conducting, presenting, or publishing behavior-analytic research.

Application Procedure: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit 

  1. a detailed letter of application responding to the stated qualifications, 
  2. a curriculum vitae, and 
  3. a list of three professional references with complete contact information. (References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior permission).

Materials should be submitted electronically to: Ms. Ellen Collins, Human Resources Director, at HR@williamjames.edu

Important Notice to All Candidates: William James College is an equal opportunity employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Conway Grammar School--Full Time School Psychologist sought

Conway Grammar School is a small public PK-6 elementary school of approximately 150 students, which benefits from strong community support.  Conway, MA is located within 10 minutes of I-91 and is also accessible from the Berkshires.

The successful school psychologist candidate will have experience and interest in this age group, as well as the following areas: Individual and group counseling; social-emotional and behavioral supports at the individual and school-wide level, including familiarity with social-emotional curriculum and bullying prevention (Second Step); pre-referral and 504 process and coordination; special education/504 teamwork, consultation, intervention and assessment; working closely with the CGS principal and team members to promote a positive school climate and to expand multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS); crisis intervention; and community liaison work.

Characteristics sought include strong communication skills with parents, colleagues and students; good organization; well grounded knowledge of child development, disabilities and interventions; and team collaboration skills. Enjoying working in an environment where you get to know all students is a plus! Regularly scheduled PLC and clinical consultation with other school psychologists/counselors in the Union 38/Frontier Regional School District provides opportunities for ongoing professional development and collegial support.

Our retiring school psychologist says: This is a gem of a position for a creative candidate with solid counseling and assessment experience, with interests in school-wide climate and social-emotional learning. CGS has great leadership, and respected teachers, special education team members, and district school psych/counseling colleagues. 

Please send letter of interest, resume and references to: 

Kristen Gordon, 24 Fournier Road Conway, MA 01341  kristen.gordon@frsu38.org 

or apply on Schoolspring


Boston Public Schools

The Behavioral Health Services Department is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following roles and would appreciate your support in sharing the job descriptions within your networks.

We have immediate openings for substitutes.  This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate or retiree. 

School Psychologist (Long Term Sub Pool)- SY1718 

Additionally, have the following roles currently posted for SY 18-19 which may be of interest to you or a colleague.

Program Director - Behavioral Health Services (BASAS 9A) (SY1819)

School Psychologist (SY18-19) 

School Psychologist-Hatfield, MA

Job Description

To provide ongoing school-based psychological services for students grades 7-12, including conducting psycho-educational assessments, individual and group counseling, and implementation of the social emotional/bullying prevention curriculum.

Job Requirements

  • Department of Education Licensure as a School Psychologist. Acceptable C.O.R.I. report as determined by the Superintendent.
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa in United States required.
To Apply

The Guild for Human Services

The Guild for Human Services (The Guild), an outstanding day school and residential program for students and adults with intellectual disabilities, is seeking an experienced candidate for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Based in Concord, Massachusetts, the CEO will lead The Guild to continue to meet its important mission of providing high quality services, support and care for individuals with complex special needs. Through education, caring and respect, The Guild provides its students and residents with the opportunities to grow and develop to their fullest potential.

 Job Description

The CEO provides leadership by working with the Board of Directors and the executive management team to establish and implement effective long-range goals, strategies, plans, procedures and policies. S/he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Guild.

For a more detailed description of the position please review the following document: Guild a Announcement .pdf

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to: 

Susan Egmont, Egmont Associates, at segmont@egmontassociates.com 


Global Assessments, Inc.

Global Assessments, Inc. is currently looking for (2)  licensed School Psychologists to join our expanding Team. Work is done on a per diem basis and can be tailored to fit your scheduling needs and desired quantity per month. Excellent for retired school psychologists or individuals needing mother's hours.  Daytime availability is required. Per Diem Positions for Boston, Springfield, or New Bedford area only are also available. All evaluation tests and supplies are provided. Excellent compensation rate. 

Interested candidates please submit resume, copy of certification, 3 letters of reference and sample report (psych/achievement) to: 

susan@globalassessmentsinc.com

General Psychological Associates

General Psychological Associates is a private practice located in Andover, MA, convenient to I-93, I-495, and commuter rail.  We are seeking applicants interesting in providing assessment services for children, adolescents, and/or adults. 

The ideal candidate would be familiar with the administration and interpretation of a variety of cognitive, academic, neuropsychological, and psychological instruments.  Licensure is not required.  Training in administration and interpretation is offered.  

All assessments are conducted under the supervision of licensed psychologist.  Position is fee-for-service.  Flexible hours, but must be available at least one morning per week. 

Please forward resume and indication of assessment experience to:  J. Michael Abrams, Ph.D. (GPA5_mabrams@verizon.net).

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