An educator with an unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars
An excellent communicator, with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively to a variety of stakeholders.
A strong problem-solver, who thinks critically and plans strategically.
A graduate of a Master’s Degree Program (required) who possesses a School Psychologist Standard Certification in New Jersey
A bilingual speaker of English and Spanish (preferred)
What You’ll Do
Identify and help provide solutions for behavior and/or learning issues in order to maximize student achievement
Provide counseling and instructional support for students managing emotional, behavioral or social challenges
Help promote initiatives across FPCS that support overall student wellness through the implementation of strong communication skills, problem solving, anger management, self-regulation, etc.
Actively participate as a member of the Child Study Team in evaluating, classifying, recommending and implementing programs and evaluation plans for students in need in English and Spanish as appropriate or required
Assist classroom teachers and principals in identifying behavioral health problems through observation, assessment and development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), behavioral interventions, and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs)
Consult with other district personnel, e.g., principals, social workers, learning disabilities consultants, counselors, teachers, etc. regarding student’s behaviors and needs
Review all student records and skill areas, conferring with classroom teachers and observing students in the classroom setting as per students’ mandates
Consult with parents in English and Spanish concerning counseling/behavioral needs, pre-referral intervention, special class placement, follow-up in the home, and referral to outside agencies for students
Maintain all records for students on his/her case management list in order and ensure they are completed within the mandated time frame, reviewing and updating at regular intervals
Perform of all duties related to mandated behavioral health support as assigned by school Principal
Perform psycho-educational evaluations
Attend and participate in Back to School Night, report card nights, and parent-teacher conferences
Support projects and initiatives in other divisions and departments throughout FPCS on an as-needed basis
Complete other treatment, evaluative, and administrative duties as assigned by the Special Education Manager
Salary is $70,000 - 75,000 and commensurate with your experience. Democracy Prep employees are provided with a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, a smartphone, and a laptop. Along with participating in the mandatory NJ Pension Plan, employees have the choice of enrolling in a pre-tax 403b or post-tax Roth with Democracy Prep.
Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.