Comprehensive Mental Health Counselor

East Greenwich Twp. School District | Mickleton, NJ

  

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CountyGloucester
Posted Date 4/14/2021
Expiration Date5/14/2021
Description

Under the general supervision of the school principal, to assist students, teachers and parents in enabling students to derive the fullest potential educational experience from school by promoting positive self esteem and resilience, and providing suggested methods and plans for overcoming psychological or mental health problems.  NJ State Certification of School Psychologist required. 

Qualifications:

Certification/License

  • NJ State Certification as a School Psychologist
  • Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or ability to provide own transportation 

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university
  • Masters Degree in Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology preferred

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of child psychology principles, assessments, methods, behavior modification, etc., and current developments in child psychology
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students 
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work
  • Must pass criminal background check and fingerprints, pre-employment drug screening and TB test

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Conducts individual or group therapy for students in crisis or at-risk
  • Assists in the implementation and delivery of the district’s social emotional learning curriculum and positive behavior system of supports (PBSIS)
  • Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members about individual student’s abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with psychological services
  • Serves as a resource and consultant on mental health and child psychology, conducts in-service programs as requested
  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents by initiating conferences and maintaining consistent contact
  • Conducts psychological assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to maximize learning and overcoming psychological issues
  • Assists with identification and placement of all types of exceptional students
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learns of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional relationships
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information as required by district procedures and applicable laws
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records
  • Coordinates and cooperates with community service providers for prevention, intervention and treatment
County
Gloucester

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