Edmonton Catholic Schools is a large urban school district whose mission is to provide a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully and to serve God in one another. The District is comprised of over 37,000 students and 3,400 employees in 88 schools and other sites.
This position provides psychological counseling and assessment services primarily to Early Learning children in pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1 within the District. The work requires a Master’s degree in Psychology to identify, diagnose and treat delays, disorders and behavioural issues. The job’s focus is working with children that have developmental delays and/or behavioural disorders. The job addresses and identifies psychological issues impacting the child within the functional context of the classroom. The job also provides psychological expertise and participates on multi-disciplinary teams to support developmental and learning strategies for children and their families as well as individual and broad based supports for teachers and school teams.
Registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists as a Registered Psychologist is essential to sign-off on assessments and reports.
This is an Out of Scope, Level 7, full-time, permanent position to commence as soon as possible. The 10-month pay range is $63,612 - $79,516 and 12-month pay range is $76,336 - $95,420.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Liaise closely with teachers, facilitators, special needs teacher assistants, family school liaison social workers, specialists and parents/guardians who participate as part of each child’s program planning team;
Liaise closely with school principals and Early Learning consultants to identify and coordinate individual children’s needs;
Administer, score and interpret standardized psychological assessments. Write assessment reports to share with parents and school administrators and consultants;
Recommend intervention strategies which include programming for generalization in the classroom, home and new environments;
Develop and implement strategies to target individual goals of students as outlined in Individual Program Plans (IPP) and participate in meeting with other professionals and caregivers;
Conduct psychological assessments within the school to pinpoint or diagnose problem areas evident in the classroom.
Master’s Degree in Psychology plus Registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists as a Registered Psychologist is essential;
Minimum three year’s directly related experience in Early Learning environments working with young children;
Understanding of early learning philosophy is required with an understanding of Reggio inspired philosophy being an asset;
Understanding of the Pyramid of Intervention the integration of broad based supports/strategies, as well as small group and individual strategies are critical;
Flexibility is essential for this incumbent given the variety of children’s abilities, needs and conditions;
Ability to establish rapport and trust in working relationships with administration, teachers, families and community agencies.
Please email a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 15, 2014, to:
Corinne King, Manager, Staffing
Human Resource Services
We thank all candidates for their interest. Only applicants considered for the position will be contacted.