Washington Latin is a liberal arts college preparatory charter school with a classical mission. We serve 700 students in grades 5-12 from across the District. We believe that all students deserve a quality education that goes beyond preparation and focuses on developing knowledge, understanding and humanity. Ours is a school where words matter, ideas matter, and people matter. We strive to help our students to become thoughtful people who will contribute to the public good and continue a lifelong quest towards a fuller humanity.
Full-time, 10-month position
Start Date: Summer 2019
Seeking an experienced school psychologist to provide counseling, direct and group instruction for students struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges to improve academic achievement, promote student well-being, and address learning and behavior issues that interfere with student success.
The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work with a range of students, parents, and fellow faculty within a diverse community and at times demanding environment.
ESSENTIAL JOB OBLIGATIONS
- Provide counseling, direct and group instruction for students struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
- Improve student achievement by assessing barriers to learning and working with the Assistant Director and Director of Student Support Services to determine and develop the best instructional strategies for improving student learning.
- Promote student wellness by reinforcing communication and social skills, problem solving, anger management, self-regulation, self-determination, and optimism through direct and group counseling, and group instruction.
- Increase student awareness regarding diversity.
- Identify and address learning and behavior problems that interfere with academic success.
- Work diligently with the Multi-Disciplinary Team to evaluate eligibility for Student Support Services.
- Work side-by-side with students and their parents to support social, emotional and behavioral health.
- Make referrals to and assist internal and external stakeholders in the coordination of community support services.
- Work with the members of the Student Support and General Education Teams to design and implement Response to Intervention programs and student progress monitoring systems.
- Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments and design Behavior Intervention Plans for at-risk students.
- Work with the Director of Assessment to collect and analyze data related to student outcomes and accountability requirements.
- Assist in the implementation of school-wide prevention programs that help maintain positive school climates.
- Promote school policies and practices that ensure the safety of all students by assisting with programs that promote a decrease in school violence and facilitate bullying prevention.
- Respond to crisis situations and coordinate with community service providers as needed. •
- Cover one study hall or MS elective.
Qualified applicants should submit a résumé, letter, and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org.