Los Angeles, CA /
School Support – Student Services /
Who We Are
KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 24 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools, within 20 Local Education Agencies (LEA), educating more than 9,800 students and supporting 5,800 alumni to and through college and beyond.
What We Believe
KIPP SoCal believes that the purpose of education is for liberation. This means that we see, develop, and inspire the limitless potential in each and all of our KIPPsters.
What We Do
At KIPP SoCal we build trusting relationships that are strengthened by high expectations and collaboration alongside laughter and joy. We set ambitious goals and hold each other accountable for students achieving their greatest potential. We work together with each other and in partnership with families and communities in the active pursuit of a more equitable world. We do the right thing, even when it's not always comfortable standing up and speaking out against anti-blackness, racism, oppression, and injustice. We persevere through obstacles and treat failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.
You Should Apply If
You have previous experience as a School Psychologist providing social-emotional support to children in grades K-8; especially in a school environment. You are an excellent communicator who enjoys working with teachers, administration and other school staff. You are passionate about developing students' social-emotional skills to support their ability to access their educational program.
What You'll Do
- 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
You'll Be Qualified If You Have
- Master's degree is required
- Pupil Personal Services Credential (PPSC) 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
Joining KIPP SoCal Means the Following
- Working at an organization committed to the hard work necessary to ensure education is for liberation
- Spending time with students and families in the best communities of LA, Compton, and San Diego
- Support and care from fellow regional team members
- Ongoing professional development and coaching from manager
Working with Us Means the Following Perks
- Very competitive and transparent compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package (refer to Group "D")
- 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of the cost
- Employer-paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
- 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
- Voluntary Benefits (Pet Insurance, Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
- Generous paid time off program includes 22 holidays, sick leave, and vacation
- Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, college tuition benefits program through Guardian Dental plan, etc.)
** PLEASE NOTE: KIPP SoCal Public Schools requires that all team members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of our students, family, and staff. Team members may apply to seek a medical exemption. Regardless of your current vaccination status, our team can advise you on how to fulfill this important requirement so that you can start the position in a timely way. We’re here to help. **
KIPP SoCal 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.
KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, http://www.kippsocal.org/. Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.