Foothills School Division supports over 8000 students from kindergaten through grade 12 located on the City of Calgary’s southern border within the Municipal District of Foothills. Our division support schools in the Towns of Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond and Turner Valley as well as the communities served by our Blackie, Cayley, Heritage Heights (DeWinton), Longview, Millarville and Red Deer Lake (south Calgary) schools.
We are looking for a Division Educational Psychologist to join our Learning Services team. In this exciting role, your will utilize your expertise to support school administrators, staff and parents build a flourishing and supportive school community. As you build trusted relationships, you will be rewarded daily by providing helpful keys to improve social, emotional and behavioural challenges in our schools.
The focus of the Divisional Educational Psychologist will includes:
- Provide support to Administrators and school-based Learning Coaches in the development of their continuum of supports
- Member of the Divisional Critical Response team
- Build teaching and learning capacity by providing professional development to staff and sessions to parents
- Be a member of monthly meetings of the school linked team
- Provide consultation support for schools (in collaboration with Learning Coaches and Administrators of Inclusive Learning) who require an extension to their current school-based team in problem solving around complex cases
- Complete Psycho Educational Assessments and follow-up for support
- Collaborate with other specialized divisional and school-based team members to foster the development of effective student support plans
- Support teachers in the development of Behaviour Support Plans and Inclusive Learning Plans
- Build teaching and learning capacity around universal practices including:
- Universal Design for Learning
- Positive Behaviour Supports
- Build teaching and learning capacity around targeted and individualized supports including:
- Instructional and behavioural interventions
- Interventions and supports for students requiring individualized academic, behavioural and social-emotional supports
- Registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists or be in the process of becoming registered prior to commencement of employment
- Have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
- Be able to travel to all schools and locations within the division
- Demonstrated ability to provide formal and informal consultation around social/emotional and behavioural challenges in schools
- Strong skills in navigating the dual relationships associated with working in small rural communities is an asset
- Ability to work with and design supports for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder within an inclusive school setting is preferred
Please view our careers page on our website to view more details on the opportunity and how to apply.