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School Psychologist - Newark

School Psychologist
KIPP New Jersey is looking for a strong candidate with a track record of developing future leaders. You are passionate about education and understand the importance of strong leadership in generating student achievement. You are committed to doing whatever it takes to help our students succeed.

Here’s what you need to know:  
We’re looking for School Psychologists for the 2020-21 school year! Our network is seeking great School Psychologists to help our students with special needs climb the mountain to college. Our child study team members are dynamic leaders in our school communities. They love students, families and the community they serve. They are also willing to do whatever it takes to make sure their students learn and achieve.
Why join KIPP?
Great question! We’re really passionate about kids, fun and improvement. To find out more about why great school psychologists join us, visit our website here.
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
Joining one of our schools as a school psychologist comes with a lot of growth opportunities, but with great power comes great responsibility. Here are a few for this position:
  • Serve on the child study team responsible for the identification, evaluation, determination of eligibility and review of the individualized education program and placement of classified scholars.
  • Administer, score and evaluate standard psychological tests for the purpose of assessing the intellectual, educational, emotional, social and behavioral characteristics of referred and classified scholars.
  • Consult on the educational needs of classified students.
  • Interpret school psychological testing to school staff and scholar guardians.
  • Collaborate with other specialists and agencies in the implementation of classified scholar programs in the school and the community.
  • Serves as primary case manager for classified scholars and maintains appropriate case records.
  • Coordinates the development, monitoring, and evaluation of individual education plan.
  • Coordinates annual reviews and the reevaluation processes.
  • Collaborates to provide needed staff professional development.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Behavioral Health to monitor the implementation of behavior implementation plans.
Must Haves
  • Master’s Degree in School Psychology.
  • NJ School Psychologist Certificate.
  • Solutions oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • Student Focus: Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college; demonstrated commitment to the school’s unique community.
Nice to Have
  • Experience creating Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans.
  • A record of exceptional student achievement and results at a high-performing charter network/charter management organization. 
  • A belief that all students deserve a world class education which can be achieved through education reform
Need more reasons to work here?
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop as well as travel benefits for TEAMmates coming from the New York City area.

About KIPP New Jersey              
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

KIPP New Jersey alumni earn college degrees at more than 3.5 times the national average for students from low-income families. By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on the path to and through college. Visit to learn more.

KIPP New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer

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