2017-18 School Psychologist / Counselor / Social Work Sub
Doyle-Physical/Mental/Behavior Health
Certified
Job Number 4100011793
Start Date 09/04/2017
Open Date 08/16/2017
Closing Date 05/25/2018

During the 2017-18 school year, MMSD will have a need for certified school psychologists, counselors and social workers to cover leaves of absence. Pupil Services subbing positions are usually for a duration of 6 weeks or longer.  They may be part-time or full-time. For jobs of .50 FTE or greater, in roles that are a semester or longer in length, subs may have access to MMSD's full benefits package. Pupil Services area subbing positions are compensated at their daily contract rate of pay, per the teacher salary schedule.

The purpose of this pool is to develop a group of interested candidates who are available and intersted in these types of positions. Should a position open that matches your certification area, HR may reach out to you via email with more information. 

Work Location Doyle-Physical/Mental/Behavior Health
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 Schoool Psychologist:

Essential Functions:

  • Special education evaluation and analysis/interpretation of assessment data
  • Section 504 evaluation and case management
  • Direct service delivery: social/emotional/behavioral interventions
  • Participation/facilitation of student problem-solving meetings
  • Facilitating data collection and analysis (e.g. social/emotional screening, functional behavioral analysis, violence risk assessment, designing behavioral intervention plans)
  • Consultation with teachers relating to academic skills development
  • Serving as data resource to inform school-wide practices (e.g. School-Based Leadership Team)
  • Family-school collaboration services

 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Education in the foundations of developmental, educational, and behavioral psychology
  • Education in pediatric psychopathology
  • Education in statistics and ethical administration of assessments
  • Capacity to serve on IEP teams as evaluator and/or LEA representative
  • Experience with testing, assessment data analysis, report writing, and delivering results to teachers and parents
  • Consultation and collaboration with parents and teachers
  • Knowledge of diversity in development and learning
  • Understanding of research fundamentals and program evaluation
  • Sufficient foundational understanding of legal, ethical, and professional practice

 

School Counselor:

The school counselor is a core member of the school?s integrated pupil services team: This team works collaboratively, in partnership with teachers, administrators, families, and community organizations, to design and deliver a comprehensive, coordinated and customized system of student supports.  The primary purpose of this team is to create environments that maximize opportunities for learning and ensure that all students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to achieve personal success as a college, career, and community ready individual.  

As a member of the pupil services team, the school counselor is an advocate for educational equity, promotes the healthy development of the whole-child, and is a leader of systemic change within their school community.

At the core of integrated pupil services practices lie the following elements:

  • Data-based decision making for planning, delivery, and evaluation of our programs and services
  • Communication, consultation, and collaboration with students, families, staff and community partners
  • Advocacy and leadership to enable each student to be a healthy and successful learner
  • Adhering to professional standards that are respectful, confidential, individualized, developmentally appropriate, and culturally competent  
  • Staying current with professional learning to maintain and develop competency reflecting evidence-based best practice

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

In order to achieve maximum effectiveness in supporting the delivery of a comprehensive school counseling program, the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) recommends that school counselors spend 80% or more of their time in direct and indirect services to students, and 20% or less of their time with administrative or other tasks, (e.g., lunch and bus supervision, assessment organization and proctoring, student file management, building and maintaining student schedules, processing transcript requests and other clerical duties, etc.).

Direct:

  • Deliver school counseling core curriculum through classroom and large group guidance, interdisciplinary curriculum development, small group activities, and student/parent workshops and presentations
  • Guide individual student academic and career planning through the coordination of systems of collaboratively-delivered programs and services, including individual or small group conferencing, student and parent presentations, and advisement activities.
  • Provide responsive services through consultation with students, families, and staff; individual and small group counseling; crisis counseling, and restorative practices

Indirect:

  • Provide leadership to support implementation of the school?s comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP)
  • Consult and collaborate with school and community staff
  • Support referrals of students and families for additional assistance
  • Serve on the school-based leadership team (SBLT) and other school and district committees
  • Establish and facilitate a School Counseling Advisory Team

 

School Social Worker:

Essential Functions:

The school social worker is a core member of the school?s integrated pupil services team: This team works collaboratively, in partnership with teachers, administrators, families, and community organizations, to design and deliver a comprehensive, coordinated and customized system of student supports.  The primary purpose of this team is to create environments that maximize opportunities for learning and ensure that all students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to achieve personal success as a college, career, and community ready individual.

As a member of the pupil services team, the school social worker is an advocate for educational equity, promotes the healthy development of the whole-child, and is a leader of systemic change within their school community.

At the core of integrated student services practices lie the following elements:

  • Data-based decision making for planning, delivery, and evaluation of our programs and services
  • Communication, consultation, and collaboration with students, families, staff and community partners
  • Advocacy and leadership to enable each student to be a healthy and successful learner
  • Adhering to professional standards that are respectful, confidential, individualized, developmentally appropriate, and culturally competent  
  • Staying current with professional learning to maintain and develop competency reflecting evidence-based best practice

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Serve as a resource for social emotional learning
  • Foster ongoing positive collaborative relationships with students, families, and the community, in order to meet students? needs and maximize their success in school
  • Serve students suspected of and identified with disabilities through appropriate referral, evaluation, programing, and placement within the  IEP process
  • Coordinate attendance improvement efforts
  • Serve as the Point of Contact for Homelessness
  • Facilitate effective transition practices and procedures for students, and promote a positive and welcoming school environment
  • Coordinate and provide support for child abuse prevention, and suspected child abuse and neglect reporting
  • Assess, implement, progress monitor, and evaluate effective evidence-based interventions throughout a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS)
  • Contribute to screening and assessment of student behaviors to develop safety plans
  • Provide support for crisis prevention and response efforts at the school level
  • Ensure informed practice through an understanding of  policies and laws related to children/families and education
Minimum Qualifications

 Must hold a DPI license in the area of school social work, school psychology or school counselor serving the appropriate grade level(s)

Desired Qualifications

 -Bilingual Skills Preferred

Application Deadline 05/25/2018
Equal Opportunity Employer