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School Psychologist 

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Description

Chiaravalle Montessori is looking for qualifed, professional and compassionate School Psychologist to join our dynamic Learning Resources team for the 2020-2021 school year.  This person will provide support to the social and emotional development of all students (K-8).  The School Psychologist position is a full time opportunity, Monday - Friday, 30 hours per week.

THE POSITION

The School Psychologist works as an advisory to the Educational Director, Head of School and faculty.  You will work in collaboration with the Learning Resources team to provide all students with socio-emotional support through a variety of methods, such as topic specific groups, whole class instruction, and providing specific intervention as needed.  You assist in identifying children with behaviorial, emotional and social difficulties at the request of teachers, parents, the Educational Director and the Head of School.  The School Psychologist supports children with identified psychological needs to include "drop in" support for those who are having difficulties in the classroom.  You will assist parents through the process of identifying children's needs, communicating Learning Resources' procedures, and providing appriopriate referrals and recommendations for support.  Additionally, you assist in the transition of identified children at Chiaravalle to a new school if needed, including observing potential alternative environment.

THE SCHOOL

Chiaravalle is an AMS and ISACS accredited school, philosophically rooted in the methods of Maria Montessori. We incorporate mission-appropriate best practices in education to refine curriculum, improve programming, support learners, and enhance school culture.

Here, individual learners, a caring community and global citizenship are respected. As Montessori educators, we believe teachers observe, personalize, and facilitate learning. Choice and self-pacing materials increase each learner's engagement and mastery of skills or concepts. Differentiated instruction and student-initiated learning are encouraged within our integrated Montessori curriculum.

Chiaravalle offers an education from infancy through preparation for high-school. As students make their journey, our nurturing yet challenging environment helps them gain greater independence and self-confidence while developing higher-order cognitive skills.

 
Position Requirements

Education & Experience 

The ideal candidate has a Master's degree in School Psychology, State Certification in School Psychology (Board or National Certification preferrable) and a minimum of 2 years relevant experience in a school setting. Montessori experience is a plus. Excellent interpersonal, listening, verbal and written communication, organization skills are preferred. This person must be adaptable to different situations, communication and social styles. Patience, the ability to stay calm and maintain respectful and peaceful communication with children and adults is also essential.

Other Requirements

Physical requirements include full ability to see, walk, hear and talk as well as lift and carry up to 15 lbs. regularly, up to 40-50 lbs in the case of lifting or carrying a child in an emergency situation, and pushing/pulling/reaching to maintain files, supplies and equipment.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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