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Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy - K-12 School Psychologist

  • April 16, 2024 8:36 AM
    Message # 13344030
    Morgan Lazar (Administrator)

    Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy welcomes your application for a School Psychologist position at our K-12 Jewish Day School, located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. HBHA is a community day school with two separate Jewish Studies tracks: Matimidim, for families looking for an Orthodox approach to education, and Magshimim, which is an egalitarian, pluralistic approach to Jewish education. We are in search of an exceptional candidate to join us.

    Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy’s Mission is to prepare students for fulfilling lives as Jews and as honorable, contributing citizens. Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy is an ISACS-accredited Jewish community day school. Serving the Greater Kansas City Jewish community since 1966, HBHA works in partnership with our parents and students to support the emotional, spiritual, academic, and physical growth of our students. We provide a nurturing, collaborative, and – most importantly – joy-filled Jewish environment where students can grow into their best selves. We live by our core values to provide the best for our students, including a strong academic foundation with individualized attention, all emanating from Jewish values.

    The Kindergarten through twelfth grade school psychologist will be a uniquely qualified and educationally certified individual that will assist the students in their learning and the teachers with their teaching. This person will apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. The school psychologist will partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

    Overall Job Description/Responsibilities:

    • Data collection and analysis
    • Assessment
    • Progress monitoring
    • School-wide practices to promote learning
    • Resilience and risk factors
    • Consultation and collaboration
    • Academic/learning interventions
    • Mental health interventions
    • Behavioral interventions
    • Instructional support
    • Prevention and intervention services
    • Special education services
    • Crisis preparedness, response, and recovery
    • Family-school-community collaboration
    • Diversity in development and learning
    • Research and program evaluation
    • Professional ethics, school law, and systems

    If you are:

    • A thoughtful and reflective educator, who is a life-long learner and wants to continually improve your practice.
    • A team player, willing to support others and be supported by others in an environment that cherishes community, teamwork, and cross-curricular innovation.
    • An excellent communicator and willing to work in partnership with parents in the best interest of the children.
    • Someone who thrives without being micromanaged, while still being open to ideas from peers and administrators.
    • Someone open to working in a Jewish environment in which Jewish (and human) values, traditions, and holidays are woven seamlessly into the day.
    • Values the education of the whole child.

    The successful candidate will:

    • Have a Bachelor’s degree in education or psychology or another closely related field;
    • Have a Master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree in school psychology or educational psychology development or related field;
    • Have experience with RULER
    • Be credentialed or currently licensed at the state and/or national level to practice school psychology in a school setting. Individuals who are currently licensed as independent psychologists (with closely related experience) will be considered.

    HBHA may be the place for you! We offer:

    • A competitive salary and benefits package
    • A warm and supportive work environment
    • Professional development opportunities
    • A chance to develop the craft of teaching

    Working Conditions & Physical Demands

    Physical demands include dexterity for office machine/supply operation, including but not limited to computers, telephones, copy machines, facsimiles, and printers. Stooping, bending, reaching for files or supplies, and sitting or standing for extended periods is common.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    HBHA is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any individual or group based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. It is the policy of HBHA to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants.

    Application Instructions

    To apply for this position, please complete the online application and remember to upload your cover letter and resume.

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