Closing date: Until Filled

Job title: Psychologists- P2223.005

Category of employment: Professionals

School / Centre / Department: Pedagogical Services

Status of position: Full-Time Regular position (35 hours)

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) is seeking to fill the above-mentioned positions of Psychologists for the Pedagogical Services Department. We are seeking experienced candidates who share the core values of the SWLSB, are able to demonstrate skills in effective communication, and are accountable, rigorous and solution-oriented.

IMMEDIATE SUPERIOR

The Director of Pedagogical Services

NATURE OF THE WORK

The position of psychologist encompasses, in particular, responsibility for prevention and screening activities, providing assistance and guidance to students experiencing or likely to experience social maladjustments or learning difficulties, evaluating the psychological and mental functioning and determining an individualized education plan in order to foster psychological health and restore mental health of students in interaction with their environment and support them in their educational path and in their personal and social development.

SOME CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

• The psychologist participates in developing and implementing a psychological service that meets the academic and administrative requirements of both the educational institutions and the school board.
• He or she contributes to the screening and identification of students experiencing problems, using an approach focusing on prevention and intervention. He or she plans and conducts evaluations of the students’ psychological and mental functioning, including students with handicaps or social maladjustments and students suffering from a mental or neuropsychological disorder attested to by a diagnosis or an evaluation conducted by qualified personnel. He or she selects and uses recognized standardized psychometric tools; he or she conducts interviews and makes observations, analyzes and interprets the observations and data gathered. He or she determines, as part of an individualized education plan, a psychological intervention plan to meet the student’s needs.
• He or she works with a multidisciplinary team to draw up and review a student’s individualized education plan by including his or her action plan in the plan, if necessary; he or she participates in defining intervention objectives and means; he or she works with other team members to ensure concerted and coordinated interventions and assess the achievement of objectives.
• He or she helps teachers determine the nature of the problem; provides them with advice and support in their educational process; he or she suggests or applies solutions conducive to improving the conditions for the success of a student or a group of students; he or she plans, organizes and conducts training activities.
• He or she works with students, groups of students or parents, helps them identify difficulties, supports them in exploring solutions and, as needed, recommends resources.
• He or she advises management staff, prepares expertise, evaluation, briefing and progress reports and formulates appropriate recommendations to support decision making.
• He or she provides advice and support to school resources in matters pertaining to the integration of students into regular classes; he or she proposes appropriate intervention means or activities for a student or a group of students.
• He or she may be called upon to help defuse crisis or emergency situations and to propose solutions.
• He or she develops and maintains relations with representatives of partner organizations, the health and social services network and school boards.
He or she prepares and updates files according to the standards related to the practice of the profession and the rules defined by the school board; he or she prepares progress notes or reports as well as end-of-process and follow-up reports on his or her interventions.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

• Be a member of the Ordre des psychologue du Québec.
• A Mastery of the English and French languages.

SALARY

To be determined in accordance with the Collective Agreement in effect, the experience and supporting documents (min. $51,739 – max. $96,575).

In addition to salary, you will enjoy a range of fringe benefits, such as:
• Four (4) weeks’ annual vacation;
• Two (2) weeks off during the holiday season;
• Special days off to facilitate work-life balance;
• Pension plan;
• Health insurance plan;
• Employee and family program.

TO APPLY

Should you send your application via internal mail, please ensure that the courier schedule will enable your application to be received by the Human Resources Department prior to the closing date. You may confirm receipt of your application via e-mail or by contacting Ms. Debora Mortelliti at 450-621-5600, extension 1323.

The School Board reserves the right to determine whether the position requirements are met in whole or in part. Only those candidates retained for an interview will be contacted.

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board has implemented an Equal Access Employment Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible and ethnic minorities, and handicapped persons

 

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