Through the use of Social and Restorative Justice Principles, Five Keys provides traditionally underserved communities the opportunity to restart their education with a focus on the Five Keys: EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, RECOVERY, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY.
Originally established by the SF Sheriff’s Department (2003) as the first charter school in the nation to operate inside of a county jail, today Five Keys is a nationally recognized education management (non-profit) corporation that operates accredited charter schools and programs for TAY youth and adults at 70 locations across California. Five Keys operates with the goal of restoring communities through education and other programs that respond to the students’ and community needs---which in turn creates safer communities.
Five Keys provides a range of educational programs and services including: high school diploma, career and technical education, digital literacy, ESL, cognitive behavioral, recovery programs, case management, correctional education consulting and college access to transitional aged youth and adults in six California counties.
The School Psychologist is responsible for providing direct Mental Health services to students ranging from age 16-22 and who qualify for special education under IDEA. In addition, the School Psychologist completes testing for initial and triennial assessments and is an active participant in student's IEP meetings. This includes writing reports, developing IEP Mental Health goals and objectives, implementing IEP Mental Health goals, and data collection for progress reporting. The School Psychologist will also provide Individual and Guidance Counseling services to students who meet the required eligibility. Other responsibilities include:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides individual counseling services to students to emphasize improved educational performance and/or conduct.
- Completes psychological testing to qualify or reevaluate students for special education services.
- Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) committee collaborating on the student’s educational plan including writing goals and objectives, reporting on present levels of performance and testing results and updating staff on goal progress.
- Provides collaborative consultation and documentation of results including assisting educational staff with suggestions for implementation of RTI, pre-referral intervention strategies, and providing recommendations and modifications to the curriculum to assist the educational team when working with special education students in the educational setting.
- Consults with teachers and other school staff regarding the student‘s program and any adaptations/materials needed to facilitate improved performance in the classroom or home environment to attain educational benefit.
- Maintains appropriate data on students to document present levels of performance and other pertinent information. Complete informal assessments as appropriate, to determine extent of progress and effectiveness of therapy.
- Completes staff training in the areas of expertise.
- Establishes and monitors the necessary caseloads, procedures, and resources to manage mental health services for students/staff and works cooperatively to accomplish the goals of the IEP.
- Adheres to the ethical standards and codes of the profession and to the established rules, regulations, and laws governing special education programs. Participate in activities that promote professional development and uses clinical/educational research to enhance therapy services.
- Supports and implements the LEA’s policies, regulations, procedures, and administrative directives.
- Supports and follows the policies and procedures of Five Keys Charter Schools and Programs
- Submits records, reports, and assignments promptly (within legal timelines) and efficiently
- Demonstrates ability to adjust to and use new approaches in the performance of his/her duties
- Seeks and takes advantage of opportunities for professional growth
- Adheres to the Five Keys Schools and Programs dress code policies
- Abides by Five Keys and Sheriff’s Department policies and procedures
- Creates and maintains a data collection system that is organized and updated weekly or as appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned