This position will be a dual role: elementary school psychologist and school counselor.
Our ES counselors/psychologists are an integral part of the care and welfare team working with our youngest learners in grades PK-5 (ages 3 to 11). They have a range of responsibilities and are expected to play a full part in the life of our vibrant Elementary School. The elementary school counseling team has 2.5 school counselors, and .5 school psychologist.
School counselors at ISB collaborate with students, parents, teachers, and administrators to support student learning and well-being. Our school counseling program is developmental in nature and comprehensive, focusing on academic, social, and personal growth for all students in grades pre-K through 12. In addition to providing responsive services and individual student planning, all elementary school counselors collaborate with homeroom teachers to deliver a counseling curriculum that includes exploration of topics from character strengths, online safety, “safe touch” to human growth and development.
The school psychologist at ISB conducts psycho-educational assessments, consults and collaborates with families, administration, counselors, administrators and educators, and is a key participant in our Student Support Team meetings. In addition, he or she works with students in a counseling and/or social skill training role. The school psychologist plays an important role in both the crisis response and child protection teams. The school psychologist is expected to be knowledgeable about current best practice in the fields of education and school psychology, as well as research that supports assessment, prevention, learning, and intervention. The school psychologist is critical to the development and implementation of the elementary schools’ Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model. The role requires flexibility, collaboration and leadership skills, an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, and a commitment to facilitating the success of diverse learners.