Release Date: April 1, 2020 Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Current benefited staff of SMCPS who submit a timely application and meet the minimum qualifications for the position shall be granted an interview and shall be considered to fill the vacancy prior to external applicants being considered. Questions regarding your application and/or candidacy should be directed to the Department of Human Resources.
Position: School Psychologist Intern-SEARCH EXTENDED
(temporary ten-month internship)
Salary: $17,000 annually
Location: Department of Student Services
Effective: August 2020
Qualified applicants, including current employees of St. Mary’s County Public Schools, must complete a TalentEd online application. In addition to the online application, any support documentation (copy of certification where applicable) must be scanned and uploaded to the TalentEd application. The online application and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications, including information about the applicant’s background, experience, and professional qualifications. Failure to submit all required documentation will result in your application being considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee for review. All online applications will be accepted until position has been filled. Following a screening of credentials, interviews will be scheduled. Please contact the Department of Human Resources with questions (301-475-5511, ext. 32187).
Will work under the supervision of a certified school psychologist to:
- Complete psychological evaluations within appropriate guidelines and provide interpretation of psychological evaluations to staff, parents/guardians, and students as appropriate;
- Provide interventive, consultative, and follow-up services in a variety of situations as needed;
- Serve as a member of various pupil services and special education teams, and
- Serve as a resource person for relevant educational/psychological information.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The school psychologist intern will work under the supervision of a certified school psychologist in order to gain experience and develop skills to perform the duties as described below. Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Director of Student Services.
These examples are illustrative and not inclusive of the opportunities offered to the school psychologist intern:
- Consults with parents/guardians, teachers and other staff members regarding the improvement of educational programming for students;
- Administers psychological tests and analyzes the results of psychological evaluations in regard to their significance to the educational setting;
- Prepares reports outlining identified educational concerns, diagnostic impressions, and recommended remedial measures for identified educational concerns;
- Participates as a member of the Pupil Services Teams (PST), Individualized Education Program (IEP) Teams, and other teams as appropriate;
- Plans and conducts in-service training sessions and provides individual consultation services for parents/guardians, teachers, and staff members;
- Provides counseling for students as deemed necessary by the IEP Team;
- Participates in research projects, professional development activities, and continued educational experiences;
- Provides crisis intervention assistance to students, school staff, and the school community when needed;
- Participates in school and community activities to inform the public of school psychological services and to facilitate community partnership in education;
- Works collaboratively with other professionals; and
- Performs other related duties as assigned which are pertinent to the skills and background of the school psychologist.
- Eligible for a certificate as a School Psychologist as required by the Maryland State Department of Education upon completion of a graduate program.
- Satisfactory completion of coursework related to:
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of psychological diagnosis and counseling as applied to children and the school situation;
- Knowledge of school system organization and operation;
- Ability to communicate effectively and to gain the confidence and cooperation of students, parents/guardians, and school staff; and
- Ability to administer and interpret psychological tests, formulate diagnoses, and generate educational interventions.
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:
Temporary ten-month internship position.
SALARY GRADE RANGE:
The salary for this position will be $17,000 annually.
The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all applicants, re-advertise and/or withdraw the positions.
The St. Mary’s County Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status or sexual orientation, religion, or disability in matters affecting employment or providing access to programs.