BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS JOB TITLE: School Psychologist Bilingual (fluent in Spanish)
REPORTS TO: Coordinator, Psychological Services
DEFINITION: Provides psychological consultation to school staff and parents, and psychological consultation, assessment, and intervention services to students to address learning, behavioral and mental health needs in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations and the Compass: Our Pathway to Excellence.
Provides psychological consultation to school psychologists and staff regarding second language acquisition and working with Spanish-speaking students and their families. Conducts psychological evaluation of Spanish-speaking students on as-needed basis. Performs other duties as assigned. EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Develops school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports through school-based problem solving teams, including behavior teams and student support teams.
Develops academic and behavioral interventions for students with targeted and intensive needs through student support teams. Provides consultation to school psychologists and staff regarding academic and behavioral interventions for Spanish-speaking students. Conducts informal observations and interviews of Spanish-speaking students and determines their Spanish proficiency, as needed.
Identifies conditions and impairments and participates in the determination of student eligibility for disabilities and accommodations under Section 504 through student support teams; participates in the development and review of 504 accommodations through student support teams. Provides consultation to school psychologists and staff regarding 504 accommodations for Spanish-speaking students.
Collaborates with school staff to develop student behavior plans, conduct functional behavioral assessments, and develop behavior intervention plans for students with targeted and intensive needs through student support teams and Individual Education Program (IEP) teams. Provides consultation to school psychologists and staff regarding functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans for Spanish-speaking students.
Conducts psychological assessments of cognitive, behavioral, adaptive, social, emotional, and academic functioning for students suspected of disabilities and in need of accommodations and services as needed under Section 504 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Provides consultation to school psychologists regarding psychological evaluations of Spanish-speaking/bilingual students. Conducts psychological evaluations of Spanish-speaking students.
Identifies conditions and impairments and participates in the determination of student eligibility for disabilities and services under the IDEA through IEP teams; participates in the development and review of IEP goals, objectives, and services through IEP teams. Provides consultation to school psychologists and staff regarding developing IEP goals, objectives, and services for Spanish-speaking students.
Plans for students with special needs involving cultural and linguistic diversity, sensory deficits, neuropsychological issues, communication, social skills, and emotional conditions. Provides consultation to school psychologists and staff regarding second language acquisition.
Provides behavioral and mental health services for students with educational needs including psychological counseling, crisis response, threat assessment/management, traumatic loss support, and consultation with school staff, parents, independent providers, and community agencies. Provides consultation to school psychologists and other school mental health professionals (counselors, social workers, and school-based community providers, etc.) regarding working with Spanish-speaking/bilingual students and their families.
Provides professional learning and training to school staff and parents to support high academic achievement and positive behavior in schools. Provides professional learning to school psychologists and staff regarding second language acquisition and working with Spanish-speaking/bilingual students and their families.
Provides support to students and their families at the ESOL Welcome Center. Interviews students to understand their educational background to determine ESOL services. Conducts psychological screening to determine assessments needed.
Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree, an advanced graduate specialist's degree, or certificate, and/or doctoral degree in psychology, education, or human development; completion of a 1200-hour internship in school psychology, or its equivalent. Fluency in Spanish.
Licenses and Certificates: Possession of or eligibility for a Maryland Professional Certificate with a School Psychologist endorsement is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to speak fluently and utilize psychological tests in Spanish.
Knowledge of the cross-battery assessment approach and the C-LIM Matrix.
Thorough knowledge of school psychology and practice in education.
Knowledge of and skill in the provision of psychological services to students, schools, and parents.
Technology competency including knowledge of and skill in the use of the Internet, word processing, and related applications.
Knowledge of and skill in data analysis and integration.
Demonstration of outstanding oral and written communications skills.
Demonstration of leadership, management, and human relations competencies, including collaboration and team building.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The work of this position is performed in school and office environments. Work includes physical activities such as the carrying and lifting of psychological assessment instruments. Work requires the ability to move throughout the schools. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, and travel to school and office sites throughout the system.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees may be required to occasionally work beyond their normally scheduled hours with little or no advanced notice.
Persons in this position classification that hold a clinical license will be required to apply for a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number with the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) and enroll as a Maryland Medicaid Provider through the Maryland Department of Health's Provider Revalidation and Enrollment Portal (ePREP). FLSA: Exempt
Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System.
Revised: 4/2011, 11/2015, 1/2016, 8/2017, 4/2019, 1/2021 This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Application Instructions Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS).Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
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