2019 - 2020: School Psychologist
New Orleans, LA
Bricolage Academy is a New Orleans charter school that will serve students in grades PreK - 6th grade in the 2019 - 2020 school year. Bricolage's mission is to advance educational equity by preparing students from diverse backgrounds to be innovators who change the world. Bricolage will continue to add one grade level each year until we serve students across the PreK - 12 spectrum.
Bricolage seeks a school psychologist for the 2019 - 2020 school year. This position will primarily serve as the schools evaluation coordinator in addition to offering psychological, social, sensory, and education services to the students of Bricolage Academy.
Bricolage is entering our 7th year and are already pursuing a mental health strategy that includes the Responsive Classroom model for student culture for all grades, restorative practices and Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), which is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. We are looking for someone who is aligned these programs and strategies and can build upon them.
Bricolage is a diverse community, but we are committed to being an anti-racist one. This means devoting time to understand what racism is, exploring how it manifests, and taking actions to dismantle it. Also, Bricolage's diversity is not itself an end. Rather, we believe our diversity is a means to amplifying empathy, advancing equity and facilitating creativity and innovation.
We don't have all of the answers, and we're okay with that. If you're looking for certainty, we suggest you pursue a position in a factory (or a factory-like school). Bricolage is being built as we speak. It's a magical place, but an imperfect one. Everyone at Bricolage has successes and failures. You will experience both.
Were looking for a special kind of counselor. If this sounds like you, please apply. We cant wait to meet you.
Specifically, lead teachers at Bricolage are responsible for:
* Functions as evaluation coordinator for designated referred students.
* Facilitates the SBLC process by participating and providing feedback on best practices in the SBLC process.
* Explains and interprets assessment services/findings to parents, teachers, principals, and other appropriate personnel.
* Implements and/or assists teachers and other school personnel in the design and implementation of educational/behavioral interventions for support and/or related services to clients.
* Provides a written report of any academic/behavioral support services provided to clients.
* Attends the Tier III data meetings to participate in the development of evidence-based interventions and to assist in the analysis of the plans effectiveness.
* Evaluates students in accordance with Bulletin 1508, the Pupil Appraisal Handbook, and the NASP ethical standards those students suspected of being exceptional. Evaluations include activities such as appraisal of students cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social functioning, self-concept, cultural/linguistic factors, and developmental and educational functioning.
* Participates in Individual Education Plan (IEP) staffing meetings, when appropriate.
* Confers with parents, teachers, principals, the director of special education and other professional school staff whenever necessary on matters relative to assessment, academic/behavioral interventions, exceptional children, learning, teaching strategies, classroom management, Tier III evidence-based Interventions and other areas of responsibility or expertise of the school psychologist.
* Provides or assists in the provision of in-service training of school personnel and parents on such topics as pupil appraisal services, special education eligibility criteria, exceptional children, learning styles, classroom management, intervention strategies/ techniques, Response to Intervention process and other areas of expertise.
* Cooperates with personnel of community health and social service agencies.
* Assists in maintaining accurate case records on all clients in accordance with the requirements of local, state, and federal laws, regulations and/or policies.
* Attends staff, professional, and interagency meetings/sessions in order to remain informed of new developments in the areas related to the evaluation and support services process.
* Solicites and provides support to school psychology interns where applicable.
* Performs such other duties as may be required.
* Masters Degree in School Psychology.
* Certification by the Louisiana State Department of Education as a School Psychologist.
* Expertise to administer and interpret diagnostic techniques to be used with all types of exceptional children.
* Valid Louisiana Ancillary Certificate.
* The ability to fulfill the responsibilities listed above and ability to communicate well through written language.
* Must possess basic computer skills and demonstrate the ability to use various types of software programs.
* Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to special education.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff, and outside agencies.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Detailed-oriented with strong organizational skills
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
People of color strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Bricolage Academy does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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