29 May 2024

Instructional Support School Psychologist

Montrose County School District
 Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

  •  Licensed Support Services/Psychologist
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
    District Wide
  • Date Available:
  • Closing Date:

Position Title:  School Psychologist
Direct Supervisor: Director of Special Education
Contracted Length TermRelated Service Provider – 182 Days
Salary Schedule: 24-25 Related Service Provider (range – $58,331 – $81,6678 based on the 24/25 salary schedules, related experience and education)
Start DateAugust 6, 2024

District Summary:
Nestled within Colorado’s gorgeous Western Slope, the towns of Montrose and Olathe are surrounded by an endless variety of prospects for exploration and adventure (Black Canyon National Park, Telluride and the San Juan Mountains to the South, along with rivers, lakes and streams). MCSD is one of the largest rural school districts in Colorado, which means we are small enough to be neighborly, but still big enough to continue growing (with short commutes to school and work).

Come join the largest employer in Montrose County and work in an area where you can enjoy scenic drives, wilderness treks, a round of golf, and visits to our many local restaurants or brewpubs. Montrose and Olathe offer a little something for everyone – shopping, fishing, biking, photography, camping, snowshoeing, Telluride skiing, swimming, motor-sports – you name it! We hope you can join us at MCSD.

Summary of Position:
The school psychologist is responsible for consultation services, some direct counseling services, program evaluation, specific assessments, and works in collaboration with various school teams to assist the District in its mission to ensure that every student develops the enduring knowledge, skills and character to thrive in a changing world

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a resource for general and special education staff to promote and implement academic and behavioral supports.
  • Write behavior plans in conjunction with other pertinent team members (e.g. special education staff and parents) and assist with behavior interventions when deemed appropriate.
  • Participate in the district MTSS (Multi Tierred System of Supports) programs to assist with the facilitation and documentation of research-based methods for academic and behavioral supports.
  • Administer, score and interpret necessary assessments (broad and focused) to assist in determining disabling conditions, and/or tiered programming for students according to State and Federal Regulations and according to District and BOCES policies and procedures.
  • Participate as members of special education teams and with the IEP process  and share pertinent evaluation/observation information with parents, students, and agencies as appropriate.
  • Provide direct psychological counseling services to targeted students on a limited and as needed basis.
  • Meets all legal requirements, including timelines for professional practices in accordance with educational law and district policies and procedures. Items may include, but not limited to, 504, RtI, MTSS, concurrent enrollment and/or graduation plans/requirements.
  • Provides group and individual therapy and services on a limited and as needed basis. Adapts services based on the academic, personal/social and career needs of students.
  • Has knowledge of community/local services to assist students; uses knowledge of students’ homes, community and school to implement, evaluate and adapt services.
  • Utilizes materials and develops programming and services that honor diversity within the home, school and local and global communities based on culture, diverse demographics and socio-economic status.
  • Adapts services based on the academic, personal/social and career needs of students.
  • Plans and delivers services based on the synthesis of multiple sources of data related to student abilities, interests, skills and achievement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

A minimum of one year experience in the counseling or mental health field is preferred.
School Psychologists must possess at a minimum a degree at the Masters level, and must hold or be working toward the appropriate Colorado Department of Educational licensure in School Psychology.
License or Certificate:
Possession of or enrollment in a program to obtain a Special Service Provider license through CDE;

CBI/FBI background clearance and a clean driving record.

Knowledge of and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Continuum of mental health services, including prevention and intervention strategies.
  • Special education rules and regulations
  • Standardized and non-standardized assessments
  • Special education rules and regulations
  • Students with disabilities
  • Knowledge of using data to promote student achievement
  • Positive discipline and classroom management techniques
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
  • School, district and community resources
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulation
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Modern office procedures and methods
  • Principles of business and letter writing and basic report preparation

Ability to:

  • Advocate for therapy programs to all stakeholder groups
  • Establish professional relationships within the school and the school community to enhance student achievement
  • Work with diverse populations and cultures
  • Respond to crisis across the district
  • Make presentations as required
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and various software packages
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form
  • Collaborate with and make recommendations to students, parents and school personnel
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Physical Requirements:
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions.  

  • Persons performing service in this position classification will exert 5 to 25 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • This type of work involves sitting, walking, and/or standing.
  • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by weather may occasionally be experienced.
  • Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, and handle and work with various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.
  • Office environment; exposure to computer screens; must be able to  travel from site to site.

How to Apply

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 14 days.