Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Gengras Center School Posted On: Fri Apr 16 2021 Job Description:
This position supports the Gengras Center by providing psycho-educational assessment services, as appropriate. He/She must provide consultation, assistance, and resources pertinent to behavior management to staff and parents. This position must collaborate with staff including the behavior consultant, and serve as a member of the Gengras transdisciplinary team. This is a part-time position, working approximately 22.5 hours per week, with the option of a flexible schedule.
Develop an annual schedule for triennial evaluations.
Develop an appropriate assessment protocol according to the individual student's needs.
Conduct a review of records, teacher/staff consultation, parent consultation, observations, and tests (cognitive/intellectual, perceptual/motor, social behavioral, personality/projective) as planned by the PPT.
Score and interpret assessment tools, consolidate all relevant data, and develop a written report.
Present the above at the Planning and Placement Team meeting.
Behavioral Consultation Services
Provide behavior management consultation to staff and parents.
Assist in the development of Individual Behavior Intervention Plans.
Provide instruction and facilitation of appropriate behavioral data collecting techniques for classroom use.
Facilitate the work of contracted behavioral consultant.
Assist in crisis intervention.
Participate on the emergency response code team.
Collaboration/Teamwork with Gengras Staff
Participate in transdisciplinary Child Study Team meetings.
Coordinate and help facilitate meetings with the behavioral consultant.
Serve as a member of the Planning and Placement Team as appropriate.
Participate actively on school committees.
Provide parent and family education and training opportunities.
Provide staff and faculty education and training in-services.
Facilitate cooperative relationships with the University of Saint Joseph, including the availability for consultation with students and guest lecturing.
Facilitate and participate actively on a school committee.
Continue to grow professionally by participating in pertinent in-service and professional development workshops.
Certified by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
Master's Degree in school psychology. Minimum training requirements include completion of a planned program of study in school psychology at an accredited institution with at least sixty graduate credits, as well as completion of a full year supervised school psychology internship.
Experience with cognitive, social/emotional, and behavioral assessment and treatment of children with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and severe psychopathology.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local mandates regarding special education policies, procedures, law, and IDEA.
Knowledge and use of information technology to enhance service.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.