School Psychologist

Reporting to the Coordinator of Student Services, the School Psychologist will provide psycho educational and diagnostic services for students in the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education.  The School Psychologist will be a member of a team working together to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive program plans for these students. 

School Psychologist – 100%
Effective January 4 – June 30, 2021 – 0.61 Fte Term
Posting closes at midnight, November 27th
To apply, please visit https://www.avrce.ca/jobs

Qualifications and Abilities:

  • Eligible for a Nova Scotia Teaching Certificate.
  • Masters in School Psychology or equivalent applied Psychology Degree.
  • Must be eligible to be registered with NSBEP.
  • A valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Psycho educational, social, emotional and behavioral assessments.
  • Facilitate transition plans for students.
  • Individual and/or group intervention with students presenting with emotional, social, and/or behavioural challenges.
  • Support the inclusion of students with challenging academic, behavioral and mental health needs for grades P-12.
  • Facilitate professional development for AVRCE staff.
  • Support staff to address children and youth with chronic school refusal.
  • Participate in a multidisciplinary team on variety of projects relevant to student(s) mental health, including liaison with outside agencies and professionals.
  • Support program planning for students with academic, behavioral and mental health needs including adaptations and individual program planning (IPP) procedures.
  • Willingness to pursue additional training as required which may include risk assessments of students with violent behaviors.
  • Familiarity with, and/or experience working in multi-disciplinary programs for children and youth with behavioral and mental health needs.
  • Computer literacy required with demonstrated skills in the application of assistive technology.
  • Excellent team building, communication and interpersonal skills/abilities.
  • Well-developed decision-making and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the development of individual program plans for students with challenging academic, behavioral and mental health needs.
  • Familiarity with Department of Education and Early Childhood Development documents – Special Education Policy Manual, Transition Planning in Nova Scotia, Code of Conduct, Teacher Assistant Guidelines, and Learning for Life – Planning for Student Success.