The Columbia Public Schools in Missouri is seeking a full-time school psychologist for the 2023-2024 school year. Our Special Services Department implements an evaluation team model, which consists of certified school psychologists, school psychology interns, psychological examiners, and educational diagnosticians; these professionals work closely together to deliver outstanding services. As evaluation team leaders, school psychologists are responsible for ensuring that child find obligations are met. They collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to comprehensively and compliantly identify students with disabilities, which includes translating assessment information into meaningful goals for students. Our school psychologists also provide consultation, problem-solving, and data-based decision making, and they offer evidence-based options when building leaders express interest in systemic initiatives. Our teams conduct functional behavioral assessments and assist with creating and monitoring behavior improvement plans for students with disabilities; deliver interventions to students with disabilities including counseling and social skills instruction as necessary; participate in professional growth activities; and demonstrate a sense of professional responsibility.
School psychologists must be well-organized, attentive to detail, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and adhere to all state and federal laws pertaining to IDEA and 504. Successful candidates must be well-versed in the assessment process including developing and carrying out appropriate evaluation plans and must be able to develop positive interpersonal relationships with students, parents/patrons, and educational staff. Requirements include a graduate degree in school psychology and certification as a K-12 school psychologist in Missouri. Experience as a school psychologist in the public schools and the NCSP are preferred; successful candidates who hold the NCSP credential are eligible for an annual stipend. Apply online at www.cpsk12.org or contact Dr. Molly Stebbins, coordinator of psychological services, at (573) 214-3461 for more information.