New job Educational Psychologist (Maternity) in Newfoundland and Labrador
Educational Psychologist (Maternity)
Company : Newfoundland & Labrador English School District
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador
Full time term position for Educational Psychologist from October 4, 2021 to June 24, 2021 or until the incumbent on leave returns (maternity).
As an Educational Psychologist, you will be a part of school-based service delivery teams. You will be responsible for the development, and support the implementation of interventions that promote the holistic development of students.
Reporting to the Director of Student Services, you will provide leadership to school staff, service to students, conduct assessments, and participate in response planning for possible critical incidents/traumatic events.
As part of the school’s service delivery team, you will further the aims and objectives of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District and support improved educational opportunities through program support.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Standards of Practice provide an overarching framework of principles that describe the knowledge, skills and values that guide the professional practice of all educational psychologists in the Newfoundland and Labrador education system.
The Standards of Practice guide the development of yearly comprehensive work plans. As such, they are not synonymous with the roles and responsibilities of educational psychologists, or expectations for specific practice in their day to day work. The Standards of Practice guide professional judgment and actions, foster a common understanding of what it means to be a member of the profession, outline competencies expected of educational psychologists, and guide professional learning plans.
Comprehensive Work Plan - The educational psychologist, after consultation with the administrative team of each assigned school, will develop one comprehensive work plan that outlines the psychological services he/she will provide throughout the school year.
Diversity - The educational psychologist understands the dimensions of human diversity and the possible influence they may have on child/adolescent development.
Comprehensive Assessment - The educational psychologist understands the assessment process and its implications for student learning.
Extensive understanding of the assessment process and its implications for student learning and adherence to the comprehensive assessment guidelines established by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development;
Understanding of and the ability to implement comprehensive assessments which may include but are not limited to the formal assessment of achievement and cognitive ability (Level A, B, and C Assessments);
Knowledge of information contained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) pertinent to students served;
Collaboration & Consultation - The educational psychologist collaborates and consults with families, educators and the school community and contributes to the school development plan.
Behaviour & Mental Health - The educational psychologist has extensive and demonstrated knowledge of child development, diverse learning needs and works with other district staff and the school community to address issues related to student behaviour and mental health.
Crisis Intervention - The educational psychologist participates in the development and implementation of a response plan for possible crisis situations.
Guidelines & Policies - The educational psychologist understands department and district guidelines and policies as they pertain to student services.
Ethical Responsibilities - The educational psychologist understands the ethical requirements in providing psychological services to the school community.
Kindergarten to Grade 12 System - The educational psychologist will demonstrate an understanding of the education system, knowledge of proactive measures in creating a safe, caring, and inclusive learning environment, and support the learning and development of students.
Bachelor of Education and a Masters Degree in Psychology (i.e Masters Degree in Educational Psychology, Masters Degree in Counselling/Counselling Psychology).
Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board.
Travel is a requirement of the job. Use of a private vehicle will be required.
Applicants without the required qualifications may be considered in accordance with Clause 37.01 (d) of the provincial collective agreement.