Department: IU Bloomington Counseling and Educational Psychology
The School Psychology Program in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington (IU) and the Richland-Bean Blossom (RBB) Community School Corporation are engaged in a collaborative project, The TIMS Project: Trauma-Informed Multi-tiered Systems of Support, to develop and implement a trauma-informed multi-tiered system of support (TI-MTSS) in three schools in RBB. The two agencies are working together to develop a state-of-the-art model of TI-MTSS while supporting the training and development of school psychology graduate students enrolled at IU. This U.S Department of Education Mental Health Professional Development Program Grant position is part of a multi-year, $2.5 million grant.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship with The TIMS Project aims to provide supervised postdoctoral experiences in research, program implementation, supervision, and consultation. The Postdoctoral Fellow will support coordination and implementation of the MTSS project within RBB and will ensure seamless connections between the district and university training program. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also serve as the on-site practicum coordinator and supervisor for the school psychology practicum students and interns for this project.
This Postdoctoral Fellowship is a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month appointment. Contract extension will be available based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. A competitive salary along with a benefits package will be offered.
Postdoctoral fellowship responsibilities will involve activities designed to support school, district, and university initiatives to facilitate TI-MTSS implementation. Duties for this position will include:
Coordinating with school-level school psychologists
Meeting with students and supervisors on a weekly basis to provide supervision
Co-facilitation of groups or provide individual-level supports for students identified in need as a result of the MTSS plan
Serve as the external coach for school-based leadership teams
Assisting with collection and monitoring of universal screening data related to identification of students in need of services
Selection and implementation of evidence-based interventions
Provide professional development and technical assistance to school- and district-level personnel
Engaging with program evaluation and qualitative and quantitative research components of the project to ensure objectives of the grant are met -Increase the number of school psychology graduate students placed and retained in RBB schools receiving training in trauma-informed practice and MTSS -Improve student mental health outcomes, achievement, and disciplinary outcomes through the provision of appropriate Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports -Increase the knowledge of school personnel regarding trauma informed practice
Disseminate findings and project outcomes through presentations, written publications, and other outlets
Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU's seven campuses and two regional centers statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU's world-class contributions in research and the arts. The University boasts numerous top ten degree programs and world-renowned researchers.
The School Psychology Program is housed within the School of Education and the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. The School of Education is ranked #1 in the state of Indiana and 18th nationally among public schools of education. The School offers over 90 graduate degrees and certificates in more than 20 disciplines. The Counseling and Educational Psychology Department offers 6 programs: School Psychology, Inquiry Methodology, Learning Sciences, Human Development, Counseling, and Counseling Psychology. The Department has 26 full-time faculty members and offers degree programs at the M.S.Ed., Ed.S., and Ph.D. levels.
The School Psychology Program at Indiana University is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (EdS program) and the American Psychology Association (doctoral program). The program is grounded in the scientist-practitioner model in which graduates are prepared to solve problems associated with the personal, social, and educational development of children and youth from diverse cultural, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on the integration of research and practice, with the goal to instill in students the belief that the professional psychologist should use current knowledge to address the myriad of factors that may affect children's development. The program also has a strong emphasis on social justice. Graduates of both programs are eligible for certification as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) upon graduation. 95% of our Ed.S. students go on to positions in public school settings, and we boast a 100% Ph.D. placement rate, with graduates in tenure-track faculty positions, research and clinical settings, and public schools.
DIRECTIONS TO APPLY:
Go to: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/8975 and provide the following:
1. Letter stating interest in the position highlighting relevant training in trauma-informed practices and multi-tiered systems of support, and the applicant's professional goals for the Postdoctoral Fellowship period 2. Updated CV highlighting practical, educational, and research experience 3. The names and contact information for three (3) professional references
Screening of applicants begins April 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2020.
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Earned Doctoral Degree in School Psychology by time of appointment
Training/expertise in trauma and trauma-informed practices
Training/experience implementing MTSS and facilitating educator professional learning/development
Working knowledge of Response to Intervention (RtI) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Strong desire to gain advanced experience in professional learning, program evaluation, and research focused on TI-MTSS
Strong desire to develop advanced leadership skills in training, technical assistance, coaching, and facilitating educator professional learning to build capacity for school improvement efforts
Interest in participating in research projects
Training/expertise in MTSS and problem-solving, implementation, and program evaluation
Department Contact for Questions:
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact:
Heather Edl Ormiston, PhD, NCSP, HSPP School Psychology Program Indiana University School of Education email@example.com 812-855-0352
OAA #: 21911-11
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 8975
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.