School Psychologist

Los Angeles, CA
School Support – Special Education Support
Full-Time 2019-2020 School Year
The Mission

KIPP LA Public Schools is a non-profit organization that operates free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving students in South, Southeast, and East Los Angeles. KIPP LA’s mission is to teach the academic skills, foster the intellectual habits, and cultivate the character traits needed for our students to thrive in school, college, and life. Through the success of our students, KIPP LA's team and family will serve as a model of excellence and collaborate with others to raise the quality of education in Los Angeles.

KIPP LA currently operates 17 schools and serves approximately 7,200 students. Our team is expanding rapidly; over the next five years, we will more than double the number of students we serve.

The School Psychologist provides a full range of school psychological services to students grades K-8th throughout the KIPP LA region. Duties include screening and assessment, individual and group counseling, and work with outside agencies as appropriate. The School Psychologist will also be an integral member of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine student’s eligibility for special education services, appropriate programming, and suggest strategies and supports for educational, academic, and behavioral needs. They will report to the Associate Director of Mental Health.

The Opportunity

    • Provide individual and group services to children that emphasize improved educational performance and/or conduct
    • Screen and evaluate referred children including selecting appropriate instruments, administering tests, observations, and writing reports which state the evaluation findings and provide for educational program recommendations
    • Will support with minimal DIS Counseling services for students with IEPs
    • Participate as a member of the IEP team, contributing evaluation findings and collaborating with all members of the team to develop high-quality education plans
    • Collaborate with school special education and general education staff around special education programming, RTI and intervention implementation, Student Study Team meetings, and KIPP LA-wide Crisis planning
    • Consult with parents, teachers, and other staff regarding any accommodations/modifications needed for a specific child
    • Maintain appropriate data on students, including present levels of performance and intervention strategies
    • Establish and manage necessary caseloads, work with schools and other staff to plan assessments/ assessment plans and meetings. Submit records, reports, and assignments promptly and efficiently
    • Manage, conduct, and support special education teachers with Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Support Plans

The Qualifications

    • Master's degree is required
    • School Psychologist License or Pupil Personal Services Credential with a specialization in School Psychology required
    • Demonstrated commitment to students and learning
    • Experience with students grades K-8
    • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively and interact effectively with different audiences
    • Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple cases concurrently
    • Ability to work as a part of a team
    • Demonstrates ability to adjust to and use new approaches in the performance of his/her duties

The Perks

    • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
    • Employer paid KIPP LA life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP LA
    • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.)
    • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and sick leave
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)

KIPP LA Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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