Title: Educational Psychologist for Students Who Are Deaf or hard of hearing
Position: Full-Time, Term for the 2021/2022 school year
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Anticipated Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: In accordance with the APSEA/NSTU Collective Agreement.
Who We Are
APSEA is an interprovincial cooperative agency established in 1975 by joint agreement among the Ministers of Education of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
APSEA provides educational services, programs, and opportunities for children and youth who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired who reside in Atlantic Canada. Our employees support learners to reach their highest potential for an independent, self-sufficient, and fulfilling life.
What We Offer
APSEA offers meaningful opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and their families. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive, and inclusive.
In joining APSEA's team, you would receive:
- Access to a Pension Plan
- Access to Comprehensive Health and Dental benefits
- Discounted gym program rates
- Professional Learning Opportunities
The Educational Psychologist, under the direction of the Supervisor of Assessment and Short-Term Programs, is responsible for planning and conducting specialized psycho-educational assessments to assist educational teams in problem-solving and program planning. The psychologist provides consultation in relation to curriculum outcomes for students served by APSEA.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are among APSEA’s guiding principles. Moreover, diversity within APSEA is a strength that must be cultivated. It is the responsibility of every ASPEA employee to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity.
- Collaborates with APSEA staff, families, school personnel and supporting agencies regarding student strengths and challenges to plan, administer and report on comprehensive assessments for students, including those with complex needs.
- Supports/consults with colleagues in the school system to ensure fair and ethical testing and assessment of students.
- Analyzes results of assessments and writes comprehensive reports, making educational recommendations to support school programming.
- Engages in professional development and keep abreast of current literature to remain knowledgeable concerning emergent trends, innovations, programs and materials.
- Provides input to APSEA colleagues as required from their psychological area of expertise, and must foster professional teamwork in working effectively with students, families, school staff, APSEA staff and other agencies.
- Masters Degree in Psychology/School Psychology is required.
- Must be eligible for Nova Teacher Special License Certification.
- Registered, or eligible to be registered, with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology, which includes maintaining yearly professional liability insurance.
- Minimum of three (3) years of formal training and clinical experience in educational psychology, preferably within a public school system.
- Preference will be given to candidates with a Masters of Education in teaching students who are Deaf or hard of hearing or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to construct recommendations that support individual student needs.
- Knowledge and understanding of the curriculum and instructional strategies in the school system is an asset.
- Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams to assess learning needs of students with challenging developmental delays.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students, educational personnel, parents and supporting agencies.
- Access to a reliable mode of transportation as this role may require occasional travel.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.
NOTE: Due to recent provincial requirements, the successful candidate will need to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status in order to be hired.
APSEA is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, APSEA will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Julia Pascucci, HR Generalist at email@example.com.