School Psychologist / Chicago Public Charter High School - Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60601
Be Noble. Be a School Psychologist at Noble.
Noble is Chicago's highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,300 employees currently serve over 12,300 students, 98% of whom are minority, 89% low-income, and 83% first-generation college goers. The School Quality and Rating Policy scores for the Chicago Public Schools rated Noble campuses as ten of the top fifteen public high schools in the city. 18% of our student body has an IEP, representing over 2,000 of our students, over 78% of whom are admitted to four-year universities. We believe our people are the most valuable asset in preparing our students to be successful in college and lead exemplary lives. For that reason, we are looking for the best talent in education.
Who We're Seeking
Being a School Psychologist is ideal for individuals motivated by the certainty that all of their students can and will succeed. We are looking for School Psychologists to support the overall success of students by providing evaluation services which will facilitate the development of IEPs and interventions. School Psychologists are responsible for participating in the identification of disabilities, the development of Individualized Education Plans, and the implementation of related services. The psychologist will report to the Director of Student Services and will be responsible for working collaboratively with school personnel in the identification, diagnosis, and remediation of students with specialized needs.
Our School Psychologists are expected to:
- Partake in a blended approach where evaluation services include the traditional psychometric (norm-referenced) approaches where appropriate and/or a pragmatic, MTSS approach (focused on measuring changes in individual performance over time)
- Conduct and report assessment results as determined by the IEP team
- Support instruction and social emotional development by working with students in a counseling manner as determined by the IEP team
- Serve as a member of crisis team(s)
- Collaborate with learning specialists to develop norms for academic achievement (e.g. curriculum-based measures and other measures of student progress) and monitor the reliability and validity of these norms over time
- Identify systemic patterns of student need and evidence-based intervention strategies
- Observe students in order to identify appropriate intervention strategies and b arriers
- Participate in the development and monitoring of Behavior Intervention Plans
- Have strong organizational skills to best support multiple campuses
- Work in full cooperation with, and respect the dignity and rights of, Noble colleagues, scholars, and families
A Masters in School or Education Psychology and a Professional Educators License (PEL) with a School Psychologist Endorsement is required
Noble Quality Non-negotiables
- A belief that all students, regardless of background and current ability, can succeed in high school, college, and life
- A belief in executing Noble's approach to high expectations
- A record of pursuing and achieving ambitious results
- A regular practice of reflection and desire to continuously improve
- A bachelor's degree
- Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis
What Noble has to Offer
A Focus on Learning : You are empowered to design your course in the way you think will best achieve results for students. Our campus leaders minimize disruptions and maximize time focused on student learning. All classes start on time and are never interrupted with announcements, copy rooms are stockpiled with paper, and over 95% of students are in attendance daily.
Robust Student Services : We believe in serving the whole child. For this reason, each of our campuses is equipped with at least one full-time licensed Social Worker and teams of College Counselors. Additionally, our students have access to a variety of enrichment and extended learning options such as night and summer school courses and internship opportunities.
Active Community Involvement : Through parent advisory councils, feedback workshops, advocacy support, college enrollment guidance, quarterly parent-teacher conferences, advisory, and other engagement opportunities we invest in every student and family to build lasting, meaningful relationships.
Accountability and Support : Expectations are consistent for every adult and student in the building, and we welcome the accountability necessary to achieve excellence. We are obsessed with following through on the basics and are committed to supporting, developing, and retaining high-performing educators.
A Range of Benefits : We strive to be the best place to work, and our employee benefits are thoughtfully designed to support us in this ambition. Our robust and ever-evolving set of benefits includes:
- Competitive health benefits and paid parental leave
- Discounts to Noble Daycare, gym memberships, & bike-share services
- Free financial planning services
- Free 24/7 access to a licensed social worker and 3 in-person counseling services
At Noble, we have one mission: to be a catalyst for educational equity in the city of Chicago that empowers students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives. We know that we only fulfill this mission if we are the best place for a diverse mix of driven, reflective, and innovative educators to come, stay, and do their best work nurturing college-ready students. That is why Noble is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.
Be Noble. Join our Mission today!