School Psychologist

Caliber Public Schools - Richmond, California - Full time

About Caliber Public Schools

Caliber’s Mission is to achieve educational equity by shifting the experiences, expectations and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. Our strengths-based educational program validates, affirms, respects and supports students, families and staff members to reach their full potential. Caliber graduates will be academically college ready; have emotional intelligence or ‘EQ’; be critical thinkers, and have the skills and desire to be changemakers in their communities and the world.

Caliber’s four graduate pillars--Heart, Smart, Think, Act--guide our work. Caliber teaches computer science as a core academic subject K-8th grade to directly challenge the inequitable presence of women and underrepresented minorities in the computer science industry. We are a community-based organization and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve. Our parents are active partners; frequently engaging through school events, restorative practices, and academic support.

We are looking for educators and leaders who want the opportunity to use their voice, their skills and their passion to work in partnership with our students and their families on their goals. Caliber staff are committed to creating an inclusive environment, dedicated to equity, where all staff, family members and students feel they belong.

Our first school, Beta Academy in Richmond, CA, opened in 2014 and ChangeMakers Academy in Vallejo, CA opened in fall 2016. Both Beta and ChangeMakers are currently TK-8 campuses serving more than 800 students. We plan to open additional schools in future years as we grow to nearly 4,000 seats K-12 in the Bay Area.

Position Summary

In order to fulfill our mission, we are seeking a School Psychologist who will serve as an important member of our Academic Team. This position will work under the direction of Gwen Agustin, Director of Special Education and Student Services. This position is a cross campus role, which means you will be supporting both the Vallejo and Richmond campus.

This role will be required to be on campus when Caliber returns to in-person instruction during the 21-22 school year.

Primary Responsibilities

Data Driven Planning and Assessment

  • Select and administer appropriate assessment methods and materials in order to perform evaluations of students referred for special education assessment
  • Collect, interpret, and synthesize information about students’ sensory motor/perceptual functioning, academic achievement, intelligence, social emotional/emotional adjustment, and other factors that influence academic and behavioral functioning.
  • Interpret assessment results and write quality, compliant psychological assessment reports
  • Assist in the development of FBAs and BIPs for students and in the implementation of recommended courses of action based on data and progress monitoring across educational environments
  • Demonstrate progress monitoring strategies as part of the individual student intervention plans, and assist staff in interpreting data as part of the ongoing decision-making process.

Learning Experience

  • Provide direct counseling or behavioral services to students as needed
  • Consult with teachers and parents regarding early intervention activities in the classroom and home
  • Work with team members and service providers to set realistic goals, design appropriate intervention strategies and utilize progress monitoring procedures, using multiple data sources across a variety of learning environments
  • Assist in the coordination and management of mental health services for families and students with needs
  • Serve as a member of each school’s interdisciplinary assessment team and work as a team member in making placement decisions, developing intervention plans, and planning programs to meet student’s needs
  • Assist in providing consultation and advisement to administrators, teachers, and parents regarding psychological services and the academic, psychological, social emotional or behavioral needs of students

Case Management

  • Conduct specialized individual and group counseling sessions to address specific emotional, social, and behavioral needs of students.
  • Monitor the evaluation and reevaluation process
  • Consult with teachers and other school personnel to obtain information regarding the reason for referral.
  • Gather background information on the student’s psychological history by conducting behavioral observations, making home visits, conducting interviews, and reviewing school records.
  • Seek Parental Consent for MediCal billing, when necessary
  • Upload assessment reports to SEIS upon completion of documents and once all due diligence efforts made
  • Maintain a compliant practice

Partnerships, Family and Community

  • Consult and collaborate with educational staff regarding students with emotional, behavioral, cognitive and learning difficulties, in accordance with all directives, standards, procedures, policies, laws, rules, regulations, codes and guidelines
  • Provide information, support, and counseling to families of students with special needs.
  • Assist in coordinating, communicating and seeking consultation with community agencies as appropriate.

Experience & Skills

  • Experience working with dual language learners

Required Education

  • Valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential
  • Valid School Psychologist Credential
  • Bachelor; Master’s degree in School Psychology or related field preferred
  • Bilingual, Spanish (strongly preferred)
  • CPI Certification (desirable)

Caliber Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.   

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Role

K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

Caliber Public Schools

Caliber's mission is to shift the experiences, expectations, and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. We provide students with a challenging and engaging education that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in colleges, careers, and communities.
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