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FACULTY MSD - School Psychologist

Recruitment #20-009009-0011

Introduction

The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of children at MSD.

LOCATION OF POSITION

MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

School psychologists support students at all levels, from early childhood education to high school, to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. This position will partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

POSITION DUTIES

The School Psychologist is responsible for providing direct diagnostic/assessment and counseling services to MSD students, participating in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, and providing professional consultation and training to school staff and families.  As a member of the Frederick Campus Administrative Team (FCAT), the School Psychologist provides support with the admissions process, and supervises those responsible for providing school-based mental health services on the Frederick Campus.  This position also works collaboratively with the School Psychologist at the Columbia Campus, and sits on a number of school teams and committees including the Admissions Review Team (ART), Autism Committee, Threat Assessment Team and the Research Review Committee.  Additionally, the School Psychologist maintains communication with members of FCAT and other school personnel regarding student mental health needs and services.  The position may supervise school psychology and counseling interns and practicum students.  This position also performs other related duties to support the efforts of the Principal's office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Master’s Degree in School Psychology or related field is required.

School Psychologists must be credentialed by the state in which they work. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) School Psychologist Certificate is required (or the ability to obtain in a specific time).

Experience working with students who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and written English.  Knowledge of Deaf community is required. Must also be able to conceptualize and assess complex learning issues/cases and clearly communicate findings with members of the IEP team.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560 – 5-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044

E-mail: emily.hicks@msd.edu

Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.