School District 60 (Peace River North) is seeking applications for a Psychologist or Intern. A temporary full time (1.0) District School Psychologist or Intern is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The assignment will be out of Learning Services (located in the District Administration Building).
School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Provides collaborative consultation in classrooms and at school-based team meetings
- Provides psycho-educational assessments for students referred through the school-based team process
- Contributes to the development and progress monitoring of the IEP, BIP, AIP or Learning Plan
- Provides ongoing collaborative planning for students and classrooms and assists with pre-referral interventions
- Provides in service training in the area of interventions, progress monitoring, data collection and/or assessment
- Assists with the Ministry of Education processes for designation and adjudication
- Consultation with teachers, support staff, parents, students and community agencies regarding student strengths and needs, assessment implications, and interventions through which to enhance learning and interpersonal relations
- Collaboration with school-based and/or district personnel to gather classroom-based data, design or implement instructional strategies/interventions and/or design and implement behavioral interventions
- Psychologist may assist school and district staff in proving additional "Pro D" support for educators and support staff (e.g., behaviour management, observational techniques/data gathering, PBS, RTI, AFL, UDL), and participate or assist in program evaluation and research activities.
An Ideal Candidate will:
- Provide competent, supportive, and compassionate approach to service.
- Be motivated by the success of the school team.
- Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Be able to establish positive relationships with the school team, student, and their families.
- Work as part of a dynamic school district team around the needs of students.
- Have a strong, collaborative approach to the field of psychology. Up to date on the most relevant techniques.
- Be willing to work as an interdisciplinary team.
- Pursues ongoing professional development and involved in related professional affiliations.
- Have an understanding of a school environment, and a willingness to learn about education policies, processes, and procedures. Compensation
- 1400 relocation allowance for teachers from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $2000 for teachers from other areas. $2,477 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE) Salary as per collective agreement. Current salary grid is $47,821 to 89,708 Benefits as per collective agreement with option to enrol in medical, dental, extended health, and group life insurance. Benefits are employer paid based on FTE.