Edmonton Catholic Schools is a large urban school division whose mission is to provide a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully and to serve God in one another. The Division is comprised of over 44,000 students and 5,000 employees in 95 schools plus other sites.
|Position: Existing||Hours Per Week: 17.5|
|Department: Psychology||FTE: 0.5|
|Position Status: Permanent||No Months Per Year: 10|
|Rate of Pay: $45.29 – $56.62 per hour||Employee Group:|
|Posting Closing Date: 2/28/23|
The job provides psychological counseling and assessment services to Division students aged five to 18 years of age. The incumbent identifies, diagnoses and treats delays, disorders and behavioural issues. The job’s focus is working with students that have developmental delays and/or behavioural disorders. The job addresses and identifies psychological issues impacting the child within the functional context of the classroom.
The job also provides psychological expertise and participates on multi-disciplinary teams to support developmental and learning strategies for children and their families as well as individual and broad-based supports for teachers and school teams.
The incumbent provides clinical supervision to Provisional Psychologists including mentoring, coaching and training.
The incumbent must be a Registered Psychologist with the Alberta College to sign-off on assessments and reports.
- Liaise closely with the Teachers Educational Assistants, Social Workers, specialists and parents/guardians who participate as part of each student’s program planning team
- Liaise closely with principals, early learning and inclusive education consultants to identify and coordinate individual children’s’ need
- Administer, score and interpret standardized psychological assessments
- Write assessments reports to share with parents and school administrators and consultants
- Provide on-going support to parents/guardians, school administrators and consultants when a student has been assessed
- Conduct psychological assessments within the school to pinpoint or diagnose problem areas evident in the classroom
- Recommend intervention strategies which include programming for generalization in the classroom, home and new environments
- Develop and implement strategies to target individual goals of students as outlined in Individual Program Plans (IPP) and participate in meeting with other professionals and caregivers
- Consult with other professionals (both within and outside the Division) to gather background information and coordinate additional services for children to meet the individual’s needs
- Provide outcome reports and advise parents of recommendations on how best to address student’s educational barriers and improve performance
- Collaborate with teachers and school administrators in providing treatment schedules for students
- Maintain professional registration through training development activities including conferences, in-services, workshops, peer support, research and literature searches
- Master’s degree in Psychology, plus three years of directly related experience
- Full registration with the Alberta College of Psychologists is essential to sign-off on assessments and reports
- Advanced knowledge of assessment, diagnoses and treatment principles, practices and professional standards
- Knowledge of Behavioural Therapy principles, practices and standards
- Knowledge of local community resources, education and social services culture and systems
- Knowledge of FOIP Legislation; MircroSoft programs including Excel, Outlook and databases
- Knowledge of research, data collection and analysis techniques
- Knowledge of workplace safety and awareness of Occupational Health and Safety regulations
- Advanced assessment, analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and address educational barriers
- Advanced skills in counseling, consultation and collaboration
- Ability to develop rapport, trust and credibility with students and parents/guardians
- Strong mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and the ability influence decision making
- Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate highly technical information to a varied group of stakeholders
- Excellent organizational time management skills and the ability to work within tight timelines
- Strong presentation skills and the ability to relate to a varied audience
- Skills to facilitate the consultant role through education, training and assisting other professionals
Closing Date: This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.