Posted

30+ days ago

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Description

Company Description

 

Who We Are

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a network of 20 high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools. We educate more than 9,000 students in grades pre-K through eighth in the greater Los Angeles area and San Diego. Additionally, we support approximately 5,100 alumni on their journey to and through high school and college.  

Job Description

What We Believe

KIPP SoCal believes that the purpose of education is for liberation. This means that we see, develop, and inspire the limitless potential in each and all of our KIPPsters.

What We Do

At KIPP SoCal we build trusting relationships that are strengthened by high expectations and collaboration alongside laughter and joy. We set ambitious goals and hold each other accountable for students achieving their greatest potential. We work together with each other and in partnership with families and communities in the active pursuit of a more equitable world. We do the right thing, even when it's not always comfortable standing up and speaking out against anti-blackness, racism, oppression, and injustice. We persevere through obstacles and treat failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.

You Should Apply If

 

You have previous experience as a School Psychologist providing social-emotional support to children in grades K-8; especially in a school environment. You are an excellent communicator who enjoys working with teachers, administration and other school staff. You are passionate about developing students' social-emotional skills to support their ability to access their educational program.

Please note: This opening is for the 2021-2022 school year. Tentative start date will be in July 2021.

What You'll Do

  • Provide individual and group services to children that emphasize improved educational performance and/or conduct
  • Screen and evaluate referred children including selecting appropriate instruments, administering tests, observations, and writing reports which state the evaluation findings and provide for educational program recommendations
  • Will support with minimal DIS Counseling services for students with IEPs
  • Participate as a member of the IEP team, contributing evaluation findings and collaborating with all members of the team to develop high-quality education plans
  • Collaborate with school special education and general education staff around special education programming, RTI and intervention implementation, Student Study Team meetings, and KIPP LA-wide Crisis planning
  • Consult with parents, teachers, and other staff regarding any accommodations/modifications needed for a specific child
  • Maintain appropriate data on students, including present levels of performance and intervention strategies
  • Establish and manage necessary caseloads, work with schools and other staff to plan assessments/ assessment plans and meetings. Submit records, reports, and assignments promptly and efficiently
  • Manage, conduct, and support special education teachers with Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Support Plans
Qualifications

You'll Be Qualified If You Have

 

  • Master's degree is required
  • Pupil Personal Services Credential with a specialization in School Psychology required
  • Demonstrated commitment to students and learning
  • Experience with students grades K-8
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively and interact effectively with different audiences
  • Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple cases concurrently
  • Ability to work as a part of a team
  • Demonstrates ability to adjust to and use new approaches in the performance of his/her duties


Additional Information

Joining KIPP SoCal Means the Following

  • Working at an organization committed to the hard work necessary to ensure education is for liberation 
  • Spending time with students and families in the best communities of LA, Compton, and San Diego
  • Support and care from fellow regional team members
  • Ongoing professional development and coaching from manager 

Working with Us Means the Following Perks

  • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
  • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
  • Employer paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
  • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.)
  • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and 10 days sick leave
  • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)

 

Please note: This opening is for the 2021-2022 school year. Tentative start date will be in July 2021.

 

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, http://www.kippsocal.org/.Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.