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School Psychologist/Ed Diagnostician

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-531524
    • Job Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: June 20, 2016
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: June 14, 2016
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All applications will be reviewed and responded to as quickly as we are able. While we wish we could personally speak with each applicant, we are unable to do so due to the volume of applicants. With that in mind, please do not call in to follow up on your application

Job Description:

Opportunity:

New Orleans College Prep is searching for a School Psychologist and/or Educational Diagnostician for the 2016-2017 school year. If you are relentless about seeing disadvantaged students achieve at high levels, this is a chance to work at a school that does whatever it takes to ensure college success for all children. Moreover, your work would make a profound and lasting contribution to the revitalization of New Orleans.

Background:

New Orleans College Prep’s (NOCP) mission is to prepare each of our students to enter and excel in a rigorous four-year college or university. Over the past seven years, NOCP has grown from a single school with a single grade of 100 students, to now operating 4 charter schools that span grades PK-12 and serve over 1,400 students. NOCP is doing its part in a broader city-wide vision to make New Orleans the first 100% high-performing urban school system in our nation’s history.

 

NOCP is producing significant student achievement gains for our students, 98% of whom are African-American, low-income, and traditionally underserved by the New Orleans school system. Recent highlights of our achievements include:

 

  • Walter L. Cohen College Prep achieved a 100% college acceptance rate for two years in a row.
  • Walter L. Cohen College Prep has consistently improved students’ academic performance and achieved a "B" school performance score (SPS); nearly doubling its SPS in just 4 years.
  • Sylvanie Williams College Prep has fully integrated social justice into their academic programming and has included multiple trips to historic sites throughout the South.
  • Our most recent takeover of a failing school, Lawrence D. Crocker College Prep, achieved the highest growth in the city on the state tests in 2014, growing from the lowest performing elementary school in the city to scoring above the district average after the first year of NOCP management.

More detailed information about our academic performance can be found on our website by visiting www.nolacollegeprep.org and clicking "Our Results."

We are very proud of our school staff, parents, and scholars for these achievements, but we have much more to accomplish in order to realize our mission of 100% of our students prepared for success in a rigorous 4-year college.

Experience and Skills:

Annual Goals:

The goals for a School Psychologist at NOCP align to the following areas:

  • 100% of evaluations completed within timelines.
  • 100% Bulletin 1508 compliance on evaluations.
  • 100% of IEPs reviewed will be rated compliant
  • Quarterly folder review attains 100% compliance
  • 80% of students with IEPs earn a grade point average that merits promotion and/or credit attainment

Responsibilities:

  • Select appropriate instruments to screen and evaluate referred students and write compliant psycho-educational evaluations which state and interpret clear findings.
  • As needed, assist with the writing of IEPs, attend IEP meetings and interpret evaluation data.
  • Attend all initial IEP meetings.
  • Manage internal SPED evaluation process to ensure high quality evaluations are delivered in a timely fashion
  • Train, support and provide technical assistance to each school RTI team around the SBLC referral process and intervention expectations prior to evaluations.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with outside contractors and staff members to complete multi-disciplinary evaluations.
  • Other consultative duties, as needed, by the special education coordinators or Director of special education.

Qualifications:

  • Superb Organization and planning: plans, organizes, and schedules in an efficient and productive manner, implements time-saving and management systems; ability to multi-task/ Works efficiently under deadlines
  • Constant learner: Solicits feedback and implements new ideas in instruction, stays abreast of current research, enhances professional skills
  • Belief in all students: An unwavering belief that all students can achieve at high levels
  • Problem Solving: Looks for root causes of problems, seeks solutions and takes appropriate action to benefit all stakeholders
  • Follow-Through: Tenacious follow-up skills, meets commitments.
  • Systems thinking: Ability to create, monitor, and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency.
  • Experienced: Experience working with low-income and/or minority children and families.
  • Must hold (or be eligible for) a current School Psychologist Louisiana State Certificate and have experience in conducting Louisiana Bulletin 1508 compliant evaluations.

Benefits

Compensation:

We offer a competitive compensation package, including generous retirement contributions and comprehensive health benefits.