TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Term to June 29, 2018 (with possibility of extension)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
Reporting to the Area Superintendent, the Psychologist works collaboratively with school personnel, parents and other clinical disciplines to provide a comprehensive range of psychological services within the school community, including assessment, diagnosis, intervention, consultation and prevention.
• Master’s Degree in School Psychology with appropriate supervised clinical experience
• Eligible for certification as a School Psychologist in Manitoba
• Successful completion of formal training in psycho-educational assessment
• Ability to work well with others in a team setting and to meet multiple deadlines
• Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with and to gain the confidence and collaboration of students, parents, school staff and community representatives
• Strong clinical skills and a broad knowledge base in child and adolescent development, cognitive processes, mental health, school and community systems, learning, and behaviour disorders
• Valid Manitoba Driver’s license and ability to travel
• Previous successful school experience is an asset. Experience working with the First Nations community and using culturally affirming approaches is also an asset.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (may include but are not limited to):
• Conducts and interprets psychological assessments of students who exhibit educational and social difficulties for the purposes of providing recommendations and developing intervention strategies and special program placement
• Consults with school and Division staff in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of intervention measures
• Provides timely written reports on all formal casework
• Consults with teachers, principals, and administrators in the development of policy and programs at the school and Division level
• Provides professional learning for teachers, parents and other professionals for the purpose of developing and upgrading their knowledge and skills (best practices)
• Provides recommendations for programs which aim to reduce the prevalence of problems i.e. Suicide Prevention, Bullying, Crisis Response and Risk and Threat Assessment
• Conducts and distributes research relevant to the needs of students in the Division
• Determines the need for making referrals to other school division professionals and outside agencies.
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