Overview

ESI Works is now hiring a School Psychologist in the greater Denver, Colorado area.

COMPANY SUMMARY:

ESI Works provides comprehensive human resource services for its partner schools. This includes recruiting, staffing, screening, on boarding, payroll and benefits administration. Founded in 2015, ESI Works has carefully crafted our company culture and reputation based on a deep understanding that staffing is first and foremost about people. We understand the right placement in the right job changes lives. ESI Works is committed to providing simplified employment solutions through our superior work ethic and industry experience. It is our mission to treat every person we encounter with wholehearted integrity and dedication.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The School Psychologist serves students across all levels (K-12) who require universal, targeted, and intensive intervention across special education and general education populations. He or she will have the knowledge, skills, and commitment needed to provide direct and indirect services that help students and youth succeed: academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally, as well as the understanding and empathy necessary for working with students and their families. Finally, he or she should have knowledge of special education students’ needs within general education and special education settings, ensure the proper services and support for students who need supplemental programming, and understand compliance with state and federal laws. The Psychologist is accountable to the Headmaster and will take significant direction from the Student Services Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Duties:

  • Ensure the academic integrity of the School by overseeing the appropriateness of modifications and accommodations for students in specialized programming
  • Demonstrate effective case management of students
  • Support and establish a safe and respectful learning environment for all students
  • Demonstrate expertise in assessment, data based decision-making skills and psycho-educational practices, in order to plan, consult, collaborate and/or provide direct services to students who require mental health support and/or services
  • Effectively implement crisis prevention, intervention, response and recovery efforts
  • Engage in effective communication with parents and teachers
  • Assess and provide research-based intervention to students with a suspected learning disability
  • Work collaboratively to design IEPs that support academic growth and positive social interactions for learning to promote educational access
  • Provide services consistent with schools’ content-rich curriculum
  • Oversee the education of students with IEPs or MTSS
  • Assist and supervise general education teachers to meet individual educational goals for students with IEPs
  • Maintain consistent communication with teachers, parents, Headmaster, and Student Services Director as needed
  • Maintain student confidentiality

Ensure academic integrity of the School for students with specialized programming:

  • Remain faithful to the classical curriculum and the School’s mission and vision to train the mind and improve the hearts of students with specialized programming
  • Understand the importance of the defined curriculum
  • Ensure that modifications and accommodations are consistent with the School’s mission and vision
  • Stress the importance of continued student progress both academically and behaviorally
  • Demonstrate mastery as a teacher to students
  • Develop the intellect of each student to the utmost of his or her ability
  • Develop the personal character of every student
  • Participate in annual professional development seminars offered through the School and partners

Assist general education teachers with implementing specialized programming:

  • Educate school faculty and staff regarding student services programming, including by preparing and presenting written and oral information
  • Disseminate information regarding IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and ADA (American Disability Act), and other applicable state lawsor regulations
  • Collaborate with teachers to maintain consistent communication regarding student needs
  • Oversee the effectiveness of modifications and accommodations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Colorado Department of Education teaching license with the appropriate endorsement
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant and appropriate field as necessary for licensure and endorsement
  • Familiarity with special education laws and regulations
  • Experience with students who need additional supports and services
  • Ability to speak and write clearly
  • Ability to oversee specialized programming
  • Adherence to all school policies, including but not limited to the Employee Handbook, Family Handbook, and all applicable School policies
  • Willingness to model moral character in line with the school’s core virtues
  • Conviction in the values of a rigorous liberal arts education and the pursuit of the Good, True, and Beautiful

All applicants are encouraged to apply directly on this page, or call 888.246.6066 for more information. Thank you for your interest in this position.