- CWC: 2023-24 School Psychologist
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- CWC Los Angeles
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The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC LA schools develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world, and we promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity. CWC LA enrolls a diverse student body that reflects the abundant diversity of the communities served by our schools.
CWC LA has a Regional Support Office (RSO) that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWCS), linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in other parts of the country.
Our core values are embraced by the entire community:
- Excellence: We demand lasting quality.
- Diversity: We are better and stronger because of our differences.
- Authenticity: We are our true selves in this work, and we are candid.
- Community: We care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times.
- Change: We welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.
CWCLA is seeking an enthusiastic, skilled, and creative School Psychologist to be a part of a team of educators working to provide a challenging and inclusive education for students with disabilities. We are looking for individuals with a passion for working with children with disabilities and the desire to work within a highly collaborative staff. S/he will help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally through valid and timely assessment and high quality Individualized Education Program (IEP) documents and reports. They will collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students. The School Psychologist will work with children in grades Kindergarten through 8 at multiple CWC LA school sites.
The School Psychologist’s job responsibilities include:
- Providing direct services to individuals or groups of students (e.g., counseling, crisis interventions, mentoring, and individual safety plans, when appropriate);
- Developing and implementing educationally-based IEP communication goals using a variety of service delivery models to support the classroom curriculum;
- Following and implementing treatment plans;
- Documenting student progress towards meeting established goals and objectives;
- Conducting formal assessments in the areas of general abilities and social-emotional development;
- Participating in IEP meetings of students on assigned caseload;
- Collaborating with teachers to ensure that students meet the goals outlined in their IEPs;
- Submitting records, reports and IEP documents promptly and efficiently.
- Providing individualized classroom strategies to facilitate social-emotion skills;
- Communicating with families of students on assigned caseload regarding progress toward IEP goals;
- Participating as a member of the regional Special Education team, including administration, Resource Specialist Program Teachers, Occupational and Speech/Language Therapists, School Counselors, Behavior Intervention Developer, and a regional Director of Special Education;
- Managing the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment
- Communicating and interacting effectively with multiple constituents
The School Psychologist will have:
- Alignment with the philosophy, mission and core values of the organization
- An exhibited ability to work with children and adults in order to create a joyful, caring environment
- Experience working with diverse student and family populations
- Belief and willingness to ensure that all students can learn and achieve at high levels
- Strong communication (verbally and in writing)
- Knowledge of compliance-oriented special education timelines, procedures, and processes
- Ability to handle confidential information discretely and professionally
- Ability to exercise appropriate initiative and work independently
- Excellent time-management skills
- Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ease at managing competing demands, working under pressure, and determining priorities independently
- Fluency in a second language, ideally Spanish or Korean (preferred)
Compensation and Benefits
- Salary Range: $85,000-$100,000
- Generous time off
- 403b retirement plan and CalSTRS for CalSTRS-eligible positions
- Generous employer contributions toward healthcare premiums for employees and dependents
- A variety of medical HMO and PPO plan options (Anthem, HealthNet, Kaiser, United Healthcare)
- $50,000 employer-paid life insurance policy
- Voluntary life, accident, and critical illness insurances
- Voluntary health and dependent care flex spending accounts (FSA)
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace and communities. Citizens of the World Los Angeles has adopted this policy on mandatory vaccination to safeguard the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19. All employees covered by this policy are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at Citizens of the World Los Angeles. CWC employees/ prospective employees may apply for medical or religious exemptions from this requirement. Exemptions are granted in very rare circumstances as CWC LA schools are co-located with traditional LAUSD schools, and on LAUSD sites, no employee can access campus without being vaccinated. We are required to follow LAUSD policy for those sites.
Employees will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. An employee will be considered partially vaccinated if they have received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine. Potential candidates for employment will be notified by CWC HR Dept. during onboarding on how to submit proper verification of COVID-19 vaccination prior to the start of employment.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and, as an organization serving a diverse group of students, we work to reflect this diversity in our staff as well.
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