District School Psychologist:
Seeking a school psychologist who has experience K-12, and who demonstrates strong
communication skills, and courageous leadership qualities. The ideal candidate will have
experience with the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model and be able to maintain the
efficient systems found within the Schenectady City School District MTSS framework. This
candidate will have the ability to use a culturally responsive approach within a Committee on
Special Education (CSE meeting) to develop relationships and provide guidance to school
teams on how to execute interventions with fidelity; as well as demonstrate empathy towards
others by caring, understanding, and cultivating an empowering environment for all students,
staff and families. They will also have the necessary skills to support the evaluation of students
as a way to make impartial, data driven decisions on behalf of said students and families.
Professional Responsibilities and Expectations:
? Have a thorough understanding of and desire to work with culturally diverse children,
parents, teachers, and school personnel in a mid-size urban setting;
? Possess a thorough understanding of how to collect, interpret and analyze building level
academic and behavioral data as a means of informing the school based support teams
(SBST) under the MTSS model, as well as apply individual student data to inform
conversations for Tier 3 interventions.
? Complete psychoeducational assessments for a small caseload of students; as well as
on an as needed basis across the school district.
? Possess strong dynamic assessment skills in order to support the psychoeducational
evaluation of students on an as needed basis
? Possess a strong understanding of intervention design and evaluation of programs to
meet a student’s academic, behavioral, and emotional needs;
? Support and facilitate CSE meetings districtwide;
? Collaborate with the Special Education Administration on appropriate programming
decisions for students in the least restrictive environment;
? Possess a strong knowledge of IDEA, NYS regulations, and expertise in supporting
students with diverse needs;
? Assist families through ongoing communication and support around IDEA regulations
and NYSED Part 200 & 201;
? Support colleagues in understanding the legal requirements and IDEA regulations and
NYSED Part 200 & 201;
? Consult and collaborate with other school psychologists on CSE meetings,
psychoeducational evaluations and student planning;
? Monitor and assist providers with IEP writing and development;
? Attend and participate in the District Level CSE Review Committee;
? Perform other tasks as assigned.
About Schenectady City Schools
With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement. Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.
The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender. This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.