Hillsborough County Public Schools School Psychologists
About Hillsborough Schools
Hillsborough Schools is the nation’s eighth-largest district and our size gives us strength, effectiveness and a great depth of talent to best serve the needs of our students. We have a wide variety of schools in a broad range of locations and we commit to helping teachers find their best fit for their careers and lives. We work hard to guide teachers into the roles best suited to their talents so they can concentrate on what they love – helping students learn.
Hillsborough Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate teachers dedicated to helping every student in the district succeed. Successful applicants will share a commitment to excellence in the classroom and a belief that great teaching is the key to unlocking student success.
In 2018 we introduced Achievement Schools, an effort to focus on students with the highest needs. We seek special teachers for positions at our Achievement Schools. The overarching aim is to give every student a chance to succeed and lead. Our district has had a spike in overall graduation rates to an all-time high of 85.8 percent in the 2017-18 academic year. Our Achievement Schools directive will help guide students to even greater heights.
School Psychologists, School Counselors and Teachers in Achievement Schools are eligible for pay differential up to $13,000 a year including special incentives. This incentive, called Spark, is designed to spark your interest and spark the minds of the children you’ll inspire. Bonus pay and free or discounted child care are part of the incentives. If you have had experience such as an internship or a specialized degree in Urban Education, at a high-needs school, we are especially eager to talk to you!
Do you have what it takes? We’re looking for individuals who:
· Are committed to igniting a passion for learning in the students
· Work collaboratively with colleagues and build strong relationships with students and parents
· Accept no excuses and take responsibility for student growth
QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.
Education: A master’s degree or higher degree and completion of a graduate program in school psychology which includes sixty (60) semester hours of graduate credit in school psychology and a year-long internship, or a specialist’s or higher degree with a major in school psychology at the specialist’s or higher degree level which includes six (6) semester hours of graduate credit in a year-long supervised school psychology internship in an elementary or secondary school.
Experience: One thousand two hundred (1200) hours internship or equivalent.
Certificates/Licenses/Registrations: Florida Professional Educator Certificate in School Psychology.
About the Job
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST POSITION SUMMARY:
The School Psychologist will coordinate and implement psychological services, which include academic and behavioral consultation emphasizing the problem-solving model, psychoeducational assessment, individual/group counseling, and crisis intervention. The School Psychologist will work collaboratively with administrators, teachers, other school personnel, parents, and various community agencies to support the educational needs of students. The School Psychologist reports directly to the Supervisor of Psychological Services.
· Participates actively in problem-solving teams to assist in defining student difficulties, developing interventions, and monitoring response to interventions.
· Conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations of referred students in accordance with departmental standards and in compliance with State Department of Education statutes and Federal regulations.
· Interprets educational data and psychological findings to parents, school personnel, and other professionals during individual conferences and team meetings.
· Consults with parents, students, school staff, and other professionals regarding student, class, school or district issues.
· Possess knowledge of legal, ethical, and professional issues related to the practice of school psychology.
· Participates in school and district-level meetings as directed by the Supervisor of Psychological Services. Title: School Psychologist Job Code: 10331 2
· Completes comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations and produces written reports utilized for educational planning.
· Maintains accurate records regarding service provided.
· Participates in the formulation and implementation of in-school intervention programs.
· Provides mental health services to students.
· Participates in professional development activities to enhance practice. Provides professional development to other educators and parents to increase their knowledge and skills.
· Initiates, participates in, and contributes to the development of a school environment conducive to learning.
· Performs any other duties as assigned.
Responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the district.
Communications: Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills and knowledge. Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills. Keeps abreast of current developments. Requires minimal supervision. Displays understanding of how job relates to others. Uses resources effectively.
Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions. Includes appropriate people in decision making process. Makes timely decisions.
Project Management: Develops project plans, coordinates projects. Communicates changes and progress. Completes projects on time and, on budget. Manages project team activities.
Planning & Organization: Prioritizes and plans work activities. Uses time efficiently. Plans for additional resources. Integrates changes smoothly. Sets goals and objectives. Works in an organized manner.
Language Skills: Reads, analyzes, and interprets all kinds of documents. Responds to inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or community. Writes speeches and effectively presents to managers, the public, and school board.
Mathematical Skills: Works with math concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Applies concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Solves practical problems and deals with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office
· Physical Activities: Standing, walking, sitting, handling, keyboarding, talking, and hearing.
· Lifting Demands: Up to 10 pounds.
· Reaching Activities: Both dominant and non-dominant hand; overhead.
· Environmental Conditions: Noise Intensity 3 (moderate).
DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS: All district employees must:
· Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance. Physical presence is expected as part of a reliable and predictable pattern of attendance.
· Support the district’s vision, mission, goals, and Strategic Plan.
· Engage in civility, respect, and professionalism.
· Maintain the professional knowledge and skills necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions.
See your future in our classroom. Find your home in Hillsborough County.
· Salaries starting at $49,700 (based on a Master’s degree with no prior work experience)
· Excellent medical plan and benefits from the Florida Retirement System
· A chance to make a difference in the lives of students who need it most
· A great place to live that offers museums, art galleries, sports, performing arts, nightlife, and year- round sunshine
Hillsborough Schools is committed to supporting great teaching and developing a world-class workforce.
Every school psychologist in HCPS receives the professional support and development they need to build skills in all aspects of education and be the best school psychologist they can be. School psychologists and principals share a common vision for excellent teaching, and school psychologists can count on regular feedback about their instruction throughout the year.
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Reasonable accommodations are available for persons with disabilities to complete the application and/or interview process. Applicants/individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact the District’s ADA Office at 813-840-7139 for assistance.