Open Positions - Five Keys Charter School - San Francisco, Los Angeles, East Bay, Solano — Five Keys Schools and Programs

School Psychologist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512638-671704
    • Job Location: San Francisco, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 13, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Salary: Based on Education and Experience
    • Site/Location: Northern California Sites (Various)
    • Work Schedule: Full-time, 32.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday
    • Reports to: Assistant Director of Special Education
    • Retirement: CalSTRS and optional 403b Retirement Plan
    • On-site Hours/Week: 32.5 hrs per week
    • Other Ino: San Francisco
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Job Description:

Mission

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.

History

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

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

Experience and Skills:

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • Self-driven and results-oriented person with a clear focus and attention to detail
  • Strong general and emotional intelligence coupled with the abilities to work efficiently and independently, to prioritize, and to communicate clearly and succinctly in writing and in person are essential
  • Experience with understanding of how educational barriers affect work and training for students in the program
  • Creation and documentation of related reports and data as required
  • Comfortable, mature, and professional interacting with diverse community partners, school district representatives, Sheriff’s Department and Five Keys staff
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, phone, internet /email, and databases to include Excel
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Five Keys is necessary
  • Ability to maintain strong and appropriate boundaries with personal identifying information when interacting with students or community or program partners, and while at any school location or community or program partner site
  • Exceptional written communication skills; ability to express complex ideas with clarity and precision in written document
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Eagerness to learn new things and adapt to constantly changing circumstances
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and tasks simultaneously
  • Advanced problem-solving skills; tactfully address and resolve questions/concerns

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

This position typically requires:

  • A master's degree and the possession of an PPS credential that authorizes School Psychology, a license as a Clinical Psychologist or a license as an Educational Psychologist
  • A commitment to working with underserved, urban youth and adults
  • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Five Keys Charter Schools, including:
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas & programs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequent and prolonged standing, walking, and sitting
  • Occasional reaching with hands and arms
  • Occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to follow oral directions in emergency situations
  • Travel to multiple sites daily required
  • Clear TB test results dated within 60 days of hire to be submitted within 10 days of hire required

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Must be willing and able to work in a correctional facility
  • Work environment varies from site to site.
  • Moderate noise level

Benefits

BENEFITS: 

• Medical with employee premium contributions
• Employer paid Dental
• Employer paid Vision
• Employer paid Life Insurance
• Employer paid AD&D, Short and Long-term Disability
• HRA Benefit
• Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Accounts
• Pre-Tax Transit and Parking Accounts
• State Teachers Retirement (STRS) with Employer Matching for eligible employees
• 403 (b) retirement plan with Employer Matching for non-STRS positions
• Free Employee Assistance Program
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Gym membership reimbursement up to $100 for employees




Five Keys Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.