Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, & Arundel
School Psychologist Specialist - Special Services
As a School Psychologist Specialist, you will deliver measurable results in providing psycho-educational evaluations for students referred to special education and those students in special education at RSU 21.
Qualifications: Love what you do and assist students in special education programs to be the best that they can be. A Master's Degree is required and must be eligible to be certified as a School Psychologist in Maine (093), NASP certification or equivalent. Successful experience conducting psycho-educational assessments, as well as working with special needs students including those with Autism, functional/developmental, and behavioral/emotional needs. Applicants should also have experience with Applied Behavior Analysis.
Reports To: Director of Special Services
Responsibilities: Student centered
- Complete cognitive and behavioral, functional/adaptive, and educational assessments for students who are referred to special education or who need to be re-evaluated as part of the triennial review process or a parent/staff request.
- Conduct risk assessments or screenings for students exhibiting behaviors covered by the Violence Policy.
- Attend weekly team meetings with appropriate staff to coordinate the assessment process for students needing evaluation.
- Meet and consult with parents on test results and related student issues.
- Integrate data gathered by school specialists into an integrated test report.
- Consult with outside evaluators and/or mental health professionals as part of the diagnostic process with parent permission.
- Conduct functional behavioral assessments of students exhibiting challenging behaviors.
- Provide ongoing training to district staff in areas of identified need.
- Provide consultation services to special and regular education staff as needed.
- Provide short-term counseling to parents in behavioral management techniques.
- Assist staff with ongoing identification of effective behavioral strategies for students exhibiting challenging behaviors who are multi-disabled, non-verbal and/or autistic.
- Attend the Special Services Department and building meetings and serve on committees as appropriate.
- Assist IEP Teams and Administration with manifestation determinations in disciplinary procedures.
- Assist special education staff in the development of positive behavior intervention plans/provide ongoing consultation on the effectiveness of the plans.
- Maintain records of behavioral problems and interventions.
- Keep current in the field of special education assessment and research and pertinent laws and regulations.
- Perform classroom observations as requested.
- Assist regular education staff in the development of behavior plans; provide ongoing consultation on the effectiveness of the plans.
- Attend IEP team and case management meetings when needed to provide consultation of student educational and behavioral needs.
- Develop re-entry plans for students transitioning to the district from an outside placement,
- hospitalization, or the Maine Youth Center.
- Meet with building administrators on a regular basis to review student/building needs regarding behavioral problems.
- Consult with outside agencies, therapists, and/or consultants involved with students with behavioral challenges.
- Provide consultation and support to special education self-contained programs and assist with appropriate settings for each, and to assist in maintaining consistency in programming in each school. Assume such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Special Education Director.
- Persuasion: you present ideas in ways that are enlightening but approachable, and can defend key concepts when challenged; you're able to bring others onboard with new strategies and approaches
- Patience: you listen to the concerns of the public with an open mind and dedicated ear; you focus on shared best intentions rather than getting derailed by competing perspectives
- Embrace diversity: you value a diversity of perspectives, styles and beliefs; you understand the difference between tolerance and inclusion
- Knowing what's right: you keep the big picture in mind rather than over-valuing detail or process that threatens big picture goals, mission, or vision; when faced with a dilemma you can combine strong instincts with respect for institutional process to do the right thing
- Role model: you lead by example and a strong moral code about how to do right by students and staff; students and staff admire your integrity, follow your example and learn from your approach and decision-making (which you make transparent)
- Innovator: you don't do things because it's how they've always been done; you look for new, more effective and innovative solutions when faced with mediocre or plateauing results
Reasonable Accommodations: RSU 21 will provide accommodations to an individual with a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or applicable law, who has made the district aware of their disability, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship to the district.
Terms of Employment: Salary and work year to be established by the Board. This is an anticipated position.
Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
(Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, Thomaston)
Regional School Unit 13 is looking for a full time School Psychologist to service students in grades K – 12. We welcome you to join our team in beautiful Mid-Coast Maine. As part of our collaborative team, your expertise in special education state and federal law, assessment practices, and consultation skills will help our community children reach their potential. You will be able to assist with supporting students, their families, and our staff when students present with a range of learning needs as well as social/emotional challenges in order to open that door so that they can more easily access their education.
At Regional School Unit 13 the School Psychology position is offered under the Teacher Contract, with an eleven-step salary scale, ranging from $69,500 to $86,000 and includes a generous benefit package.
- Maine School Psychologist Certification (093) or Licensure as a Psychological Examiner or Psychologist
- Maine Criminal History Background Check
We look forward to hearing from interested candidates by submitting an Application for Teacher Position (available on www.rsu13.org under Central Office, Employment or by calling 207-596-2001) along with all requested documents to:
Attn: Human Resources,
28 Lincoln Street,
Rockland, ME 04841,
or fax to 207-596-2004, or email to email@example.com.
Please include name, email and phone number on all correspondence.
Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
(Frankfort, Hampden, Newburgh, Winterport)
RSU 22 is seeking a school psychologist to work 6-8 days per month. The successful candidate must be able to provide psycho-educational evaluations on students K-12, participate in IEP meetings, have an understanding of Maine special education regulations and the RTI process, strong consultation skills, and the ability to work with staff and parents. Maine 093 Certification or Licensed Psychologist and CHRC required.
Please submit the School Psychologist Application to the Superintendent of Schools.
Applications can be found on the district website www.rsu22.us
Westbrook School Department
The Westbrook School Department is looking for a full time school psychologist for the 2023-2024 school year. The district offers a $3,000 NCSP stipend yearly and attendance at the NASP conference yearly as benefits!!
To apply, submit cover letter, Westbrook employment application, current resume including 3 references, transcripts and copy of licensure / fingerprinting approval. Send requested material to: Peter J. Lancia, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information can be found on the Westbrook School Department Employment site, or on the Serving Schools listing.
(Berwick, North Berwick, Lebanon)
MSAD 60 is hiring a full time school psychologist. This is a school year position with the opportunity to summer work. The district is willing to entertain part-time availability. This position will be working with elementary and middle school students.
This employee must be able to independently complete cognitive and academic assessments as well as rating scales. This employee will participate in IEP team meetings, complete Functional Behavior Assessments, collaborate with all stakeholders, effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and create and monitor positive behavior support plans. This employee will work collaboratively with RTI and MTSS teams to implement child find.
Inquiries about the position and/or application submission can be made by contacting Christiane Allison, MSAD #60 Special Education Director:
207-676-2234 ext. 200