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School Psychologist

  • Date Posted
    • 8.23.18
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Mid-Atlantic
  • Role
    • School Psychologist
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Washington, DC



An award-winning EL Education School in Washington, DC

Position Available: School Psychologist

Capital City Public Charter School of Washington, D.C., is seeking a School Psychologist to provide a full range of
school psychological services to children ages 0-21, including screening and assessment as well as individual and
group counseling with students, parents, and outside agencies as appropriate. The position of School
Psychologist functions as member of the multi-disciplinary team to determine the student’s eligibility for special
services, appropriate programming, and on-going progress. This position specifically supports students who have
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals.

This is a 12-month position, which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of
the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Responsibilities Include:
• Screen and evaluate referred children including selecting appropriate instruments, administering tests,
observations, and writing reports which state the evaluation findings and provide for educational
program recommendations.
• Assess the mental health needs of students
o Provide or arrange for clinically appropriate prevention, early intervention, and treatment
o Conduct individual, group counseling/therapy to indicated students receiving special education
o Participate in Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings, IEP meetings and Manifestation
Determination Review meetings for students on caseload
o Complete Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans and Behavior
Intervention Plan Reviews as a part of the IEP process
o Collaboratively work the both the Counseling Team and the Special Education Departments
• Solicit parent/caregiver involvement in program planning as well as treatment services
• Assist with individual student and school-wide crisis interventions
o Provide consultative services to faculty and at least twice per year conduct staff development
training for teachers and school administrators/staff
• Provide collaborative consultation and documentation of results including assisting basic education staff
with suggestions and implementation of RTI, pre-referral intervention strategies, and providing
recommendations and modificationsto assist basic education staff in working with special education
students in the classroom setting. Foster and develop an awareness of community issues that affect the
school environment and intervene when appropriate
• Prepare monthly reports/service trackers of counseling services provided in SEDS
o Maintain confidential counseling records for all students/families receiving treatment services
o Maintain appropriate data on students to document current levels of performance and other
pertinent data. Re-evaluate, as necessary, to determine extent of progress and effectiveness of
• Complete IEP Report Cards quarterly
Capital City Public Charter School 100 Peabody St. NW, Washington, DC 20011 202-808-9800
• Fulfill continuing education requirements consistent with respective disciplines and keep licenses
• Additional duties to be assigned as needed
• All school-based counseling staff are expected to meet and uphold the following standards:
• Have the interests of children, youth and families in the forefront
• Adhere to the ethical standards and codes of the profession and to the established rules, regulations,
and laws governing special education programs. Participate in activities that promote professional
development and use clinical/educational research to enhance therapy services.
• Comply with Capital City policies and procedures
• Report to work and meetings promptly and maintain the work schedule reliably
• Collaborate with school personnel and coordinate mental health services for students
• Complete all required paperwork and reports in a timely and accurate manner

• Doctorate or Masters degree in psychology or school psychology with appropriate certification/ license
or license for DC charter schools, including the areas of psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D.) and school psychology
• Proven ability to develop recommendations for academic and/or behavioral intervention plans based on
student needs and evaluation results.
• Familiarity with a wide range of tools for assessing a student’s cognitive, academic, and
social/emotional/behavioral patterns through skilled observations, checklists, histories, interviews, and
a variety of functional, behavioral, and standardized assessments.
• Ability to manage confidential and sensitive student information.
• A commitment to equity and closing the achievement gap.
• Three years of experience at a school with diverse student populations (preferred).

Compensation and Benefits: Capital City offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a
comprehensive benefits package

To Apply: Email your resume and letter of interest to Please include the position title
in the subject line of your email. Visit our website at for additional information about our

About Our School: Capital City was founded in 2000 and now serves 983 students in grades PK-12. In 2012, the
entire school relocated to a newly renovated single campus in Ward 4. Capital City has been a model for school
reform in the District. The school implements the EL Education model ( Through this model
teachers craft expeditions that incorporate projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in
meeting rigorous standards. Capital City’s program also emphasizes a strong social curriculum, a commitment to
diversity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum.

Capital City is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All
employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the 
requirement of the position being filled.