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School Psychologist Intern
Chicago Public Schools | Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States, serving over 360,000 students in 600 schools and employing nearly 36,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS has set ambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and every neighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life. In order to fulfill this mission we make three commitments to our students, their families and all Chicagoans: academic progress, financial stability and integrity. Five core principles are embedded within these commitments - high quality, rigorous instruction, talented and empowered educators, safety and support, financial stability and collective impact.

Under the direct supervision of the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services CPS school psychologist, the intern will support an array of evaluative, direct, and consultative/collaborative services to enhance the educational outcomes of students enrolled in the CPS. Interns will carry out their daily responsibilities across the entire city and will have the opportunity to provide services to students ages 3 through 21. All duties are performed in accordance to both federal and state statutes, Illinois State Board of Education procedures, and CPS policy.

Duties and responsibilities directly align to the NASP Practice Domains, and include, but are not limited to the following:

* Utilize data based decision making to drive instruction

* Consultation and collaboration with all relevant stakeholders

* Provide interventions and instructional support to develop academic skills

* Provide mental health services to develop social and life skills

* Support/develop school wide practices to promote learning

* Support schools in the provision of multi-tiered prevention and evidence-based strategies for effective crisis response

* Engage in legal and ethical professional practices

Specific professional day-to-day duties and responsibilities of a school psychologist intern may include but are not limited to:

- Promoting school-wide practices to support learning and positive school climate

- Engaging in MTSS efforts using researched-based interventions

- Implementing school-wide positive behavioral support systems

- Suggesting academic/learning interventions and differentiated instructional supports

- Providing mental and behavioral health interventions to students with disabilities as well as their non-disabled peers.

- Conducting on-going academic/behavioral data collection and analyzing progress monitoring data

- Identifying at-risk students and school vulnerabilities

- Providing crisis response, recovery, and prevention services

- Supervising school psychology practicum students and interns

- Assisting with the development and implementation of Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)

- Providing in-service training to school staff members

- Consulting and collaborating with parents, school staff, and community service providers

- Conducting comprehensive evaluations with individual students to determine their unique strengths and weaknesses (behavioral, cognitive, emotional, academic, adaptive, personality)

- Assisting with the development of IEP's and 504 Plans for diverse learners

- Screening the learning environments of students

- Reaching out to families when needed to enhance home-school collaboration


Applicants must have completed relevant coursework in school psychology from an accredited college or university, as well as school based practica experiences. In order to be eligible for an internship within Chicago Public Schools, there must be a University Agreement in place between CPS and the prospective university.


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