Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is an exemplary program designed for gifted children. We provide nationally recognized gifted education to approximately 200 students from three years of age through eighth grade, who demonstrate exceptional, differentiated abilities and learning needs. The Ricks Center for Gifted Children is a private elementary school for gifted learners within the University of Denver.
The School Psychologist partners with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment that strengthens connections between home, school, and outside service providers. The psychologist manages, monitors, and facilitates the work of the student support team (reading specialist, occupational therapist, and psychology intern and psychology supervisor). The psychologist provides direct assessments, support and interventions to students and works with school staff to improve school-wide practices and policies.
This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.
- Monitor and facilitate the work responsibilities for the student support team.
- Works as a team member in making placement decisions, developing intervention plans, and planning programs to meet the needs of students.
- Partners with families, teachers, school administrators, teachers, and other professionals.
- Communicate case findings and recommendations to teachers and other school personnel as needed.
- Serve as a resource to teachers and staff regarding psychological services and the academic/psychological needs of students.
- Conference with and provide information, support and counseling to parents/guardians of students.
- Organize and conduct specialized programs to include parent training classes and student support activities.
- Serves as a liaison between the student, home, school, private counseling facilities and community resources such as social services, court services, and family service agencies.
- Provides direct assessments, support, and interventions to students.
- Select and administer age-appropriate assessment methods and materials to determine the student's needs.
- Assess and interpret outside assessment data to develop support and accommodation plans for students.
- Participate in student support meetings and contribute to the development of Section 504 Plans.
- Conduct specialized individual and group counseling sessions to address specific emotional, social, and behavioral needs of students.
- Act as a member of the school crisis team to provide intervention to students as necessary.
- Maintain adequate and current testing materials required by school psychologists.
- Improves school-wide practices and policies. Provide in-service training and workshops for teachers and staff regarding mental health issues and proper procedures for the identification and referral of students.
- Create a safe, positive school climate and support social-emotional learning. Plan services at the school, classroom, and individual levels.
- Model nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
- Create and implement 504 plans
- Performs any other related duties as assigned by administration.
- Educational Specialist degree in psychology. Colorado License (NCSP) as a school psychologist.
Part-time, 20-25 hours per week.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) November 18, 2022.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
The hourly range for this position is $55 – 70.00 per hour
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Resume Cover Letter
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