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:: School Psychologist - Candidate Pool 2013-14 ::

Educational Service Center

Position Code:
20000346 - School Psychologist - Candidate Pool 2013-14

Work Hours:
Varies, 38 wks

Application Deadline:
Always Open

Position Description:


Provide a full range of psychological services to support the academic and behavioral competence of students ages birth to 21 in one or more sites in the Minneapolis Public Schools.



Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class.  Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours.  Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function.  Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


·      Utilize evidence –based best practice in all aspects of work including pre-referral interventions, consultations and evaluations.

·      Participate in design, implementation, and evaluation of early intervention with children experiencing academic and behavioral difficulty.

·      Asses individual students through direct and indirect methods, including use of the Minneapolis Problem-Solving Model.

·      Consult with school staff, parents and others regarding student, classroom, and school-wide needs.

·      Provide individual and group intervention services for students, including social skills training and crisis intervention.

·      Provide training to staff and parents.

·      Assist in development of crisis response teams and systems within buildings.

·      Provide crisis response services.

·      Assist in development and implementation of building-wide programs to support student behavioral and academic success.

·      Support development and implementation of data collection and analysis systems to support databased decision-making.

·      Adhere to due process requirements and state and federal laws regarding students with disabilities, and professional ethics and standards of school psychology.

·      Support building staff in developing good practices related to due process requirements.

·      Participate in revenue generating activities required for special education personnel, including logging services for MA billing, using the web-based EasyIEP system, and participating in the ‘random moment’ study for administrative Medicaid claiming and MDE Time Studies as scheduled.

·      Participate in professional development opportunities for school psychologists.

·      Increase competence in professional domains related to NASP School Psychology: A Blueprint for Training and Practice and support the District Improvement Agenda through participation in the PDP and Achievement of Tenure process.

·      Other duties as required.

·      Acquire knowledge of the goals of the Minneapolis Public School District Improvement Agenda and site/school goals.  Work to support and achieve those goals.

·      Participate in ongoing and regular staff, team and individual professional development.

·      Collaborate with peers to develop, plan and implement best practices based on the needs/abilities of the students.

·      Participate in site-based management and shared decision-making.

·      Always keep the students’ needs and rights first and foremost in any educational decision-maiking.


Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines

·      Ph.D. or Ed.S. Degree in school psychology or related field.

·      Completion of graduate program in School Psychology that is (a) approved by NASP (preferred) or (b) consistent with NASP’s Standards for Training and Field Placement Programs in School Psychology or (c) was accredited, at the time of the applicant’s graduation, by an agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

·      Completion of supervised internship in school psychology, full-year preferred.

·      Valid Minnesota License in School Psychology or eligible for license.

·      National School Psychologist Certification (NCSP) or NCSP-eligible preferred.

·      Prior successful experience in urban, multicultural education desirable.

·      Demonstrates continued professional development though course work, research, peer collaboration and/or job-embedded staff development.



·      Valid Minnesota License in School Psychology or eligible for license.

·      National School Psychologist Certification (NCSP) or NCSP-eligible.




·      Teacher Salary Schedule – 38 weeks



School environment; may involve lifting up to 40 pounds; and the ability to sit, walk, and/or stand for extended periods of time, both indoors and outdoors.


For More Information, Please Contact:

Martha Rosen, Ph.D., Manager of Psychological Services, by email at


Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.


All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at (click on Careers).  In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply.  Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.


Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

·      Cover Letter

·      Resume

·      On-Line Application


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.