2018-2019 School Psychologist

Location: Oakland, CA
Date Posted: 03-20-2018
2018-2019 School Psychologist
East Bay Innovation Academy
 
Are you interested in preparing students to be the innovators and leaders of tomorrow? Do you believe that we can evolve schools to be 21st century centers of learning?
 
East Bay Innovation Academy is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and passionate School Psychologist to help us grow our new charter school.
 
East Bay Innovation Academy is a 6-12 college preparatory public charter school in Oakland, CA with a mission of preparing a diverse group of students to be successful in college and to be thoughtful, engaged citizens who are leaders and innovators in a 21st century global world.  Through personalization and leveraging best practices in curriculum design and technology, EBIA engages students using competencies necessary for productive lives as citizens in a dynamic, increasingly competitive global world.  We have a collaborative, multi-disciplinary model that incorporates technology, blended learning, social-emotional learning, project-based learning and data driven instruction. We serve a truly diverse background of students, representing the racial, cultural, and socio-economic demographics in the surrounding area.
 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
 
As a key member of the Education Specialist team, assess, track and support the well-being of the students at East Bay Innovation Academy (EBIA).
 
  • Administer tests and assessments to students as required (cognitive, adaptive, social-emotional, visual motor, auditory and academic) for initial placement and triennial reviews
  • Provide written reports analyzing, interpreting and summarizing test results, observations and information from school personnel, students and parents
  • Understand and apply applicable State and Federal laws relating to general and special education
  • Monitor compliance issues and provide professionally written and compliant reports and IEPs in collaboration with the IEP team
  • Participate in IEP meetings and SST meetings as needed, placement meetings, and staff development activities
  • Assists in maintenance of accurate and current student records
  • Collaborate with school personnel, parents, and other service providers for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions, planning curriculum, and providing ability awareness
  • Participate in staff meetings for program planning
  • Develop policies and organizational systems
  • Consult with school faculty to ensure that student’s modifications and accommodations are being appropriately implemented in the general education classroom.
  • Cooperate with social and public agencies that work with students and their families
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling as appropriate to general education and special education students.
  • Identify at-risk children and families and refer them to the proper agencies for services
  • Understand, promote and support the mission, vision, and guiding principles of EBIA.
  • Other duties as assigned
 
 
 
WHY WORK AT EBIA?
 
  • Highly competitive compensation with participation in an annual bonus plan and covered BTSA fees.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance fully covered for employee.
  • Over 15 full-day professional development days a year in addition to dedicated daily faculty collaboration time.
  • An engaged, supportive and connected community of families, colleagues and partner organizations.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Required
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 or more years of experience
  • A strong belief that all students can learn at the highest levels and that all students can be successful.
  • Ability to work successfully with heterogeneous groups of students and an ethnically & economically diverse student body.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change; ability to work in a dynamic, creative and demanding learning environment.
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred
  • Valid California Pupil Personnel Services credential with a School Psychology authorization
  • Master’s Degree with emphasis on school psychology
  • BCBA preferred
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential
  • Working knowledge of another language.
  • Knowledge of project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and blended/optimized learning.
 
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse staff. Please send a resume and a compelling letter of interest
 
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