EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

School Psychologist

POSITION: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
DATE: June 10, 2020
FTE STATUS: Part Time/Full Time
REPORTS TO: Honey Creek Director
DESCRIPTION: Honey Creek Community School was founded in 1995 with support from the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD). Honey Creek has grown from a K-2 charter school with 33 students to a fully staffed K-8 charter school with 250 students and a lengthy waiting list of families eager to attend. Honey Creek Community School was founded out of the community and emphasizes and maintains our relationship and connection with the community as well as a commitment toward ensuring children interact and learn from a diverse community. The response from the community to Honey Creek is overwhelmingly positive as evidenced by the strong participation of our parents in school activities. Our project based, thematic, integrated curriculum, small class sizes and strong student-teacher relationships illustrate our uniqueness as a charter school. Our effectiveness is demonstrated through strong academic performance and recognition from various organizations including Niche: https://www.niche.com/k12/honey-creek-community-school-ann-arbor-mi/.


The School Psychologist promotes and enhances the overall academic mission by providing services that strengthen home, school and community partnerships and address barriers to learning and achievement. The School Psychologist completes comprehensive diagnostic evaluations which will assist the IEP Team in making appropriate decisions regarding special education eligibility and/or placement. The School Psychologist continuously improves their practice through professional learning and collaboration with peers.


PSYCHOLOGIST PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Commits to ongoing learning and the development of their craft; encourages, supports and mentors ongoing learning in students.

  • Commits to high expectations for students, developing a vision of success for each student and moving the student towards achievement.

  • Commits to positive relationships and communication, promoting and modeling a safe and supportive learning culture for all.

  • Commits to honoring all students, embracing their community and diversity.

  • Commits to establishing a learning environment that is accountable for effective instruction, assessment and data-driven decision making.

  • Commits to using community resources to improve instruction.

  • Commits to integrity, collegiality and professionalism of self and staff.

  • Commits to exemplifying a positive, patient, and resilient response when confronting challenges.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Possess at minimum, a master’s degree in school psychology or the equivalent in a NASP approved program preferred.

  • Completion of one year of successful experience as a school psychologist with direction from a fully approved school psychologist preferred.

  • Meet all competencies as set forth in R 340-1156.

  • Knowledge of state and federal policies and regulations and experience coordinating systems to maintain compliance.

  • Skills in the administration and interpretation of tests, which shall include intelligence, achievement, personality, and perceptual-motor tests.

  • Skills in integrating data obtained from tests and from other sources of information through both written and oral communication.

  • Skills in psychological report writing including collaborating to produce integrated multidisciplinary evaluation team reports.

  • Knowledge of information processing theories related to a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses model for the assessment of a Specific Learning Disability.

  • A comprehensive understanding of personality development and the assessment of human behavior.

  • Knowledge of various methods to prevent or treat mental-health problems and other social, emotional, or behavioral challenges affecting children and their families.

  • Demonstrated effective communication and counseling skills.

  • Proven experience as a school psychologist in a diverse educational setting.

  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

  • Applicants must satisfactorily pass a criminal background check as defined by the State of Michigan.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct psychological evaluations using a variety of methods and coordinate the activities of multidisciplinary teams.

  • Consult with school personnel, parents and outside agencies concerning the assessment of students as prescribed by Michigan School Code and Public Law 94-142.

  • Set learning goals based on each student’s emotional, cognitive, and social strengths.

  • Maintain compliance with Special Education procedures and timelines.

  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district, policy, and administrative regulations.

  • Provide expertise on various methodologies, curricula and services for students with disabilities.

  • Design mental-health intervention and prevention programs and implement counseling and educational strategies to foster growth. Research evidence-based methods to improve student well-being.

  • Train and coordinate with professional staff in data collection methods to evaluate student progress.

  • Resolve classroom or school crises.

  • Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) that incorporate multiple data/information sources, including formal/informal observation of behaviors that interfere with learning.

  • Develop Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) that are built upon the concepts of positive behavioral supports and utilizes ethical, proactive, person centered approaches in order to modify and/or resolve behavior.

  • Develop methods of tracking effectiveness of behavior support plans through the analysis of behavioral data and makes changes to the plan as necessary.

  • Provide the necessary training and modeling to enable classroom staff to effectively implement behavior support plans and instructional strategies in order to reduce or eliminate undesirable behaviors.

  • Collaborate with other educators in the areas of effective service delivery and problem solving as part of Student Achievement Teams.

  • Participates in professional development, maintains appropriate certification and qualifications and keeps current in changing pedagogy.

  • Participates in district and school initiatives, adheres to building and district school improvement plans.

  • Mentor and support teachers of high-risk children.

  • Consults on such issues as attendance, diversity, mental health, behavior management, delinquency, crisis intervention, homelessness, child abuse, neglect and the importance of confidentiality.

  • Collaborate with parents and community partners to guide in facilitating student’s progress and connect students to community services when needed.

  • Mandated Reporter for Child Abuse and Neglect.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Position includes supervisory responsibilities over Students.

TERMS:
The salary and other employment conditions will be established by the Board of Trustees.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply please go to: http://honeycreekschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/EmploymentApplication.pdf
Completed application packets may be emailed to awaters@hc.wash.k12.mi.us or mailed to:
Honey Creek Community School
Att. Al Waters
1735 S. Wagner Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103


Honey Creek Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Honey Creek Community Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information or any legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

 

Substitute Teachers

Honey Creek needs substitute teachers to cover staff sick and professional development days. Minimum of 90 college credits required. $95/day.

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Honey Creek Community School
1735 S. Wagner Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

For more information, please call (734) 994-2636.

Employment Application: Application

After School Teachers

Provide a safe, nurturing, fun, and educational environment from 3-6pm after school for students in grades K-8. Responsibilities include supervision, activity planning, snack preparation and clean up, prevention and mediation of conflicts, and communicating with parents.  Salary ranges from $10.00 to $15/hour based on experience and qualifications.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma and must pass a criminal history background check, physical, drug screen, and Tb test. Preference will be given to those with child care experience and those certified in or studying education, social work, or another child-related field.

Please email the completed Employment Application to: afterschool@hc.wash.k12.mi.us

Employment Application: Application

Lunch Teachers

Provide a safe, nurturing, and fun environment from 11:30am-12:45pm during lunch and recess for students in grades K-8. Responsibilities include supervision in the cafeteria and outside on the playground, prevention and mediation of conflicts, and communicating with teachers. Salary is $12/hour.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma and must pass a criminal history background check, physical, drug screen, and Tb test. Preference will be given to those with child care experience and those certified in or studying education, social work, or another child-related field.

Please email the completed Employment Application to: afterschool@hc.wash.k12.mi.us

Employment Application: Application


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