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School Psychological Services/Team Leader for School Safety

Recruitment #14-005056-004

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position providing leadership, consultation, and technical assistance to develop and implement the program of school psychological services in local school systems aligned with coordinated student services supporting improved learning outcomes for the students of Maryland.


Provides leadership and support to Psychological Services Programs to include: collaborating with staff in the Program Improvement and Family Support branch to provide guidance and support regarding school climate and school improvement at schools in restructuring with high concentrations of children from low-income families to support student achievement in accordance with department policies and procedures; represents Division of Student, Family, and School Support (DOSFSS) and coordinates Division responses for students with disabilities, students with mental health needs, and students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in collaboration with the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services; leads the administrative and professional staff assigned to the School Safety and Climate Team, which is responsible for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), the Maryland Safe and Supportive Schools (MDS3) Grant, bullying prevention, gang prevention, and emergency response planning.


EDUCATION: Master's, advanced graduate specialist's, or doctoral degree in either psychology, education, or human development from an IHE and have completed 60 semester hours of graduate courses at an IHE (30 of which must be from one institution) to include course work in areas of study and defined in COMAR; or  an advanced graduate specialist's, or doctoral degree in school psychology from a National Association of School Psychologists, NCATE, American Psychological Association, or State Department of Education approved program and meet qualifying scores on the State-approved test for school psychologist; or a valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist certificate issued by the National School Psychology Certification Board.  

EXPERIENCE: Five years of administrative experience in or affiliated with, school psychological services, including two years of experience coordinating or administering a school psychological services program. Professional experience interpreting, implementing and communicating education policies and procedures including emergency preparedness/response is desirable.


Knowledge of State and federal laws, regulations, policies, and programs including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Code of Maryland Regulations; skill in delivering technical assistance, training, and guidance to local school systems, and internal and external stakeholders related to the administration and coordination of school psychological services programs; skill in managing multiple projects, timelines, and deadlines; ability to work as a team member; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


SELECTION PROCESS AND ASSESSMENT:  Please provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you satisfy the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position.


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Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.  

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.  

Open until Filled – Resumes should be received by, March 28, 2014

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