School Psychologist - The Bancroft School

Bancroft School | Mount Laurel, NJ

  

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CountyBurlington
Posted Date 10/11/2022
Expiration Date1/01/2023
Description

Overview

Do you aspire to help children with diverse challenges build skills for their future? Are you ready to make a real impact in their lives? As a School Psychologist, you will draw upon a wealth of clinical resources to design individualized student goals. 

 

Empower Students Through Teachable Moments 

The Bancroft School is the leading provider in the area of special education for children and young adults. Working here is an unparalleled opportunity to advance your professional career while empowering individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their best lives.

Responsibilities

  • Provides direct and consultative psychological services, treatments, and intervention in accordance with regulations, standards, and guidelines defined by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), Code of Ethical Practice, Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), the students’ Individual Program Plan (IPP) and Individual Education Plan (IEP), N.J. Department of Education (DOE), the student’s approved behavior plan, and established Bancroft policies and procedures.

 

  • Conducts diagnostic assessments of need for therapy and treatment services and develops intervention plans for individual students/persons served, as needed or as assigned, to provide a comprehensive student profile:

 

  • As needed, determines the need for therapeutic intervention, level of intellectual functioning, communication abilities, achievement performance, and adaptive behavior;
  • Reviews individual student/persons served records, may administer standardized testing, performs formal and informal testing, performs classroom and clinical observations, conducts specialized screenings, interprets behavior data graphs and assessment results, and provides recommendations for service delivery;
  • Provides reassessment of students/persons served, focusing on targeted areas of need at established intervals; 
  • Assists in the planning and development of goals specific to psychological therapy and treatment services that are educationally relevant, achievable, measurable, and can be effectively utilized in each individual’s educational program. 

 

  • Provides psychological therapy, treatment services, and intervention to students/persons served within the educational environment:

 

  • Provides individual and group psychological treatment, therapy, and intervention to students/persons served, parents/guardians, etc., to meet the goals of individual students;
  • Dependent upon program, may plan and schedule frequency and duration of sessions in accordance with individual needs and School District mandates;
  • Utilizes appropriate skill building, treatment, and therapeutic techniques based on the diagnostic, developmental, cognitive, psychological, communication, physical abilities, and learning capacity of the individual served;
  • Prompts and/or assists each person in the achievement of goals while actively encouraging the independence and competency of each person within his/her ability limit;
  • Utilizes a system of documentation that is professional, efficient, accountable, and conforms to federal, state and School policies and procedures;  develops and maintains progress reports, treatment summary reports, etc., as mandated by students’ IPP;
  • Provides training on a variety of topics and specific to school psychology to education faculty and staff members regarding the implementation and monitoring of treatment plans, behavior plans, etc.;
  • May accompany students/persons served to psychological/neurological medical appointments in tandem with Nurse, staff members, residential direct care staff, parents/guardians, etc.
  • Provides crisis intervention, as needed, through counseling, de-escalation techniques, staff support, and assistance. Dependent upon program, may determine need for physical restraint, operating in accordance with approved DDD regulations.

 

Qualifications

Education & Experience: 

  • Masters degree in School, Clinical, Counseling, Psychology or a related psychological field required. N.J. State certification as School Psychologist and/or School Counselor required.  Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) and National School Psychology Certification preferred. 
  • When functioning in Autism Schools, BCBA certification preferred.

 

What You’ll Love About Bancroft: 

  • Meaningful Purpose: We truly make a difference in the lives of our students, and it inspires us to be better teachers.
  • Lasting Bonds: We are a close-knit, committed team who feel like a second family
  • Personal Growth: There are opportunities to learn and build skills, professional development, career advancement, tuition assistance, and loan repayment programs 
  • Outstanding Benefits: We offer competitive salaries, retirement savings program, generous paid time off, medical and dental insurance, and more

 

What May Challenge You: 

  • Every hour of each day is different 
  • Working with students with behavioral and other challenges can be physically, mentally, and emotionally tough

 

About Bancroft

At Bancroft, you’ll do more than just make an impact. We are a care team of 2,700 employees across 200+ facilities and homes in NJ, PA, and DE committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of the people we serve and their loved ones. Together, we work diligently and compassionately, to improve the lives of the people we serve. Find your purpose and more at Bancroft.

 

Real Life. Real Purpose.

bancroft.org/careers

County
Burlington
Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)
Higher Ed

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