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Director, Psychological Services

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

This is a Full-time position in Cleveland, OH posted May 1, 2021.

Position Type:
Administration and Professionals
Date Posted:
2020-03-10-07:00 Location: East Professional CenterDirector, Psychological Services
Department: Intervention Services
Reports to: Executive Director, Intervention Services
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary/hourly rate: Band 14: $ 63,240.

– $ 88,536.
Location: East Professional Center/As assigned
We are all educators.

We do whatever it takes to get the job done for our scholars.

CMSD seeks a full-time DIRECTOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES.

This position will be based in our EAST PROFESSIONAL CENTER, Cleveland, OH.
Who We Are

CMSD serves 40,000 scholars, their families, and our communities across the Cleveland Metropolitan area.

Just like our city, the Department of Special Education and Intervention Services is a diverse team, united by a fierce commitment to helping all of our educators achieve their goals for students at CMSD.

We work to support talented teachers and school leaders who can create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.

What You’ll Do

The DIRECTOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES will report to the Executive Director of Special Education and Intervention Services.

The mission of the Department of Special Education and Intervention Services is to ensure the provision of the right services and supports to all children with special needs and their families, in every school, so that all students graduate from high school prepared for college, careers, and fulfilling independent lives.

The DIRECTOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES will lead the District’s services from the perspective of an integrated service delivery model.

The Director serves as an expert in the field and understands the role that the school psychologist plays in school-based settings.

The Director will serve as a coach and provider of professional development to School Psychologists, and he/she will also play a supervisory role.

The Director also will play a role in shaping the long-term direction of the Special Education Department.

Specific responsibilities include:
Oversee the supervision and evaluation of school-based School Psychologists, using the Teacher Development and Evaluation System (TDES).

Set clear goals, procedures, and expectations for the work of the School Psychologists, with guidance from the Executive Director.

This includes but is not limited to the following: Set expectations for the varied responsibilities of the School Psychologists: conducting and writing evaluations, completing Functional Behavioral Assessments, serving on Student Support Teams, providing school-based counseling, and other duties.

Hold School Psychologists accountable for the execution of services and compliance tasks, including ETR team facilitation, timely evaluations, and Medicaid reporting.

Set expectations for the use of testing protocols; set standards for quality of Evaluation Team Reports.

Provide professional development and coaching to School Psychologists on a variety of topics related to the TDES, including integrated service delivery.

Recruit, hire, and retain highly qualified and effective School Psychologists.

Maintain regular in-person and email communication with School Psychologists to keep them updated on expectations and changes within the field and within the District.

Collaborate with the Union Conference Committee of the Cleveland Teachers’ Union to advocate for School Psychologists, ensure equity in assignments, and resolve issues.

Manage support staff in the Office of Psychological Services, to ensure that administrative tasks are completed smoothly and in a timely manner.

Collaborate with other managers and directors within the department; prioritize actions that support the District’s efforts to move toward more inclusive practices for students with disabilities.

Make decisions that impact the Office of Psychological Services, with support and guidance from the Executive Director and in collaboration with other Directors.

Demonstrate flexibility in adjusting practices and procedures in order to ensure the execution of services for all students.

Implement and direct the implementation District and/or Board of Education policies and procedures.

Perform other related duties as required.

What You Bring
We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are data-driven, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to continuously improve.

Special Education in CMSD is led by highly dedicated and responsive Directors, Program Managers, and support staff who are passionate about the success of the 9,000 scholars with exceptional needs, their families, AND the schools and people that serve them.

If you believe that serving students with disabilities is a matter of social justice, this is the place for you to be.
 

What You Bring
We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are data-driven, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to continuously improve.

Special Education in CMSD is led by highly dedicated and responsive Directors, Program Managers, and support staff who are passionate about the success of the 9,000 scholars with exceptional needs, their families, AND the schools and people that serve them.

If you believe that serving students with disabilities is a matter of social justice, this is the place for you to be.

Qualifications
Education Specialist degree in School Psychology required At least five years of clinical or school-based experience as a school psychologist Administrative licensure from the state of Ohio preferred At least two years of leadership and/or professional development experience preferred Experience with the Teacher Development and Evaluation System (TDES) and/or the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) – Preference will be given to candidates who are already credentialed as OTES evaluators through the state of Ohio

Other Qualifications
A strong commitment to the students in CMSD and a personal sense of accountability around the ultimate success of the CMSD transformation Deep knowledge of the issues and dynamics of inequity in education and passion for CMSD’s mission Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of School Psychologists Ability to provide objective feedback and coaching on job performance Understanding of Charlotte Danielson’s framework of professional practice Knowledge of laws relevant to special education (IDEIA, Ohio Operating Standards, FERPA/HIPAA) Must be proficient in the use of technology to conduct evaluations and write reports Proven experience working collaboratively in a team-oriented environment Results-driven, with excellent planning and organizing skills Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience leveraging staff and developing talent Successful with overcoming significant barriers to meet goals in a fast-paced and changeable environment Able to critically assess challenges and identify flexible, effective solutions Ability to perform multifaceted tasks with minimum supervision Regular travel to schools required; must have reliable transportation
What We Offer

CMSD offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, including dental and vision plans, life insurance, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, professional development, and contributions to the STRS retirement system.

We also offer an inclusive environment where the staff is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Expected moving, walking, and standing consistent with an office environment and occasionally lifting up to 15 pounds While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms The employee is frequently required to talk and/or hear.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a normal office environment Local travel may be required for training/meetings
Education

To Apply
Please submit your resume and application using Workday, our online human capital management system.

Please note that an offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of an FBI/BCI background check and drug screen.

We believe that equity and inclusion at CMSD is an essential call to action, a catalyst to ensure value and appreciation among all our employees, so we may be fair and welcoming now and in the future.

CMSD provides equal opportunities for employment, retention and advancement of all personnel by administering all terms and conditions of employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity , ancestry, national origin, sex, disability or genetic  information, age, citizenship status, military status, sexual orientation or expression, socio-economic status, title, other dimensions of identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The District’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, and Sexual Harassment and the District’s Title