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School Psychologist

Indiana School for the Deaf
City: Indianapolis
State: IN
School Website URL: http://www.deafhoosiers.com/
Reports To (Position Title): Program Director
Position Start Date: 8/1/17
Position Description: The Indiana School for the Deaf is looking for an experienced School Psychologist to join our educational staff. School psychologists work individually and as part of a multidisciplinary evaluation team to find the best solution for each Deaf or hard of hearing student and their situation at ISD and throughout Indiana. They use differing strategies including record review, observations, assessments, and case conference participation to address student needs and to improve school support systems. They also consult with school staff and parents about effective teaching and learning strategies, techniques to manage behavior at home and in the classroom, working with students with disabilities or special talents, and managing crises. This is a 9 month position that runs the duration of the school year. Responsibilities: Evaluation and Reports • Evaluate eligibility for special services • Assess academic skills and aptitude for learning • Determine social-emotional developmental and mental health status • Evaluate learning environments • Prepare written reports for those students tested Consultation • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems through meetings, staffing, and case conferences. • Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior. • Strengthen working relationships between teachers, parents, and service providers in the community Intervention • Work directly with children and their families to help resolve problems in adjustment and learning • Help families and schools manage crises such as death, illness, or community trauma Prevention • Promote tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity within the school community • Collaborate with school staff and community agencies to provide services directed at improving psychological and physical health • Develop partnerships with parents and teachers to promote healthy school environments Investigation and Planning • Evaluate the effectiveness of academic and behavior management programs • Identify and implement programs and strategies to improve schools • Use evidence-based research to develop and/or recommend effective interventions Preferred Experience: A Graduate level degree in School Psychology from an accredited college/university and a State License as School Services Personnel/School Psychologist • Knowledge of and adherence to the School Psychology Code of Ethics. • Receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language. • Working knowledge of Article VII & and IDEA. • Good expressive communication skills.
Benefits: The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes: • Medical / Dental / Vision plans • Health Savings Account available with Employer Contribution • Incentive-based Wellness Program • Prescription Coverage • Employee Assistance Program • Employer-funded Retirement Plan • Deferred Compensation Plan with Employer Match • Flexible Spending Account • Work/life balance: 24 Paid Days Off and 12 Holidays, per year • Group Life Insurance • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of Working in State Government!
Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, please submit a resume to Cortney Garfield, cgarfield@spd.in.gov
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