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THE POSITION  BELOW IS VACANT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

POSITION  TITLE:             School Psychologist

LOCATION:                        St. Thomas - St. John District 

  Interested persons should contactDIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES

                                                                    careers@sttj.k12.vi 

Deadline for applying:                     Until Filled

Salary Range:                                    $34,000  

Union:                                       American Federation of Teachers

DESCRIPTION

This is professional work involving the administering, scoring and interpreting of psychological tests to groups and individual students. Supervision for this position is received from the Director. Work in this class involves major responsibility for developing in-service training programs for teachers who administer group tests. Work involves interpretation of tests for diagnostic and remedial purposes and the initiation of surveys, statistical reports and other studies. This employee is given considerable latitude in exercising professional skills and independent judgment in the performance of work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)

  • Selects, administers, scores and interprets psychological test for students with learning and emotional problems;
  • Identifies gifted children and suggests accelerated programs for such children;
  • Prepares case histories and reports outlining diagnostic results of the tests as a basis for planning the type of treatment;
  • Plans and supervises in-service training programs for teachers to meet the needs of students;
  • Provides to school personnel, parents and certain community agencies clinical and diagnostic information regarding children learning and emotional problems;
  • Prepares and submits required reports to the Director;
  • Participates in case conferences and research programs;
  • Participates in the development and administration of programs in the department;    
  • Prepares and maintains comprehensive case records on each client in accordance with local and federal standards;
  • Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of psychometrics;
  • Knowledge of educational psychology;
  • Knowledge of the analysis and treatment of educational and behavioral problems;
  • Knowledge of the resources and policies of community mental health;
  • Ability to administer, score and interpret psychological examinations;
  • Ability to develop and implement treatment plans;
  • Participates in the development and administration of programs in the department;
  • Ability to exercise sound, independent judgment in carrying out functions of the position.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in School Psychology, including major preparation in educational or applied psychology and two (2) years of experience as a school psychologist or related field.

No person shall be discriminated against in employment or in any other educational program or activity offered by the Virgin Islands Department of Education on account of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, handicap, or age.”

Interested persons should apply by visiting our website at www.teachusvi.net and select the appropriate application for submission procedures.

Send your complete application package to careers@sttj.k12.vi for consideration.

Application documents required: (1) Completed Application, (2) Resume, (3) Cover Letter, (4) Official College Transcripts, (5) Certifications, (6) Licensures, (7) Three Letters of Recommendation, (8) Police Background Check and (9) Doctor’s Statement of Good Health.

Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.  Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected candidate.

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