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2017-18 School Psychologist Candidate Pool
Minneapolis Public Schools | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Job Title: 2017-18 School Psychologist Candidate Pool and Requisition ID number: 47607

Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis.

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Full/Part Time: Varies

Union: Teachers(04)

Functional Area: Teaching

This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department. This position may require an initial screening interview before being placed into the Candidate Pool. There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. The candidate pool is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Site(s) and or Department(s) with available positions.

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



Apply now to be considered for 2016-2017 positions! Now accepting applications for all content areas.

First, submit your application; if you meet minimum qualifications, you will receive an invitation to participate in a screening interview. Candidates who pass screening will have an opportunity to apply for open positions at specific MPS schools as they become available this spring and summer. To learn more about the hiring process for teaching positions, visit http://bit.ly/TeachMPS or call the Office of Human Capital at 612-668-0500.


We are a diverse and dedicated team, proud to be tasked with educating more than 35,000 Minneapolis kids every year. We believe in the achievement of every student in every classroom. We are building a workforce that is equipped to provide our students with the education and resources they need to succeed by consistently investing in the growth of our employees and doing what it takes to keep and grow our talented staff.


At MPS, we work collaboratively to find innovative ways to connect with every single one of our students — no matter which languages they speak, or which corner of the city or the world they come from. We celebrate the diversity of our students and staff and the unique perspective each person brings to our learning community by supporting the individual needs of each student – and by caring for and supporting one another as we take on new challenges every day.

School Psychologist


Provide a full range of psychological services to support the academic and behavioral competence of students ages birth to 21 in one or more sites in the Minneapolis Public Schools.


* Utilize evidence -based best practice in all aspects of work including pre-referral interventions, consultations and evaluations.

* Participate in design, implementation, and evaluation of early intervention with children experiencing academic and behavioral difficulty. Provide individual and group intervention services for students, including social skills training and crisis intervention.

* Assist in development of crisis response teams and provide crisis response services.

* Assess individual students through direct and indirect methods, including use of the Minneapolis Problem-Solving Model.

* Collaborate with peers to develop, plan and implement best practices based on the needs/abilities of the students. Support development and implementation of data collection and analysis systems to support databased decision-making.

* Adhere to due process requirements and state and federal laws regarding students with disabilities, and professional ethics and standards of school psychology. Support building staff in developing good practices related to due process requirements.

* Participate in revenue generating activities required for special education personnel, including logging services for MA billing, using the web-based EasyIEP system, and participating in the 'random moment' study for administrative Medicaid claiming and MDE Time Studies as scheduled.

Education, Training, and Experience

* Ph.D. or Ed.S. Degree in school psychology or related field.

* Completion of graduate program in School Psychology that is (a) approved by NASP or consistent with NASP's Standards for Training and Field Placement Programs in School Psychology or was accredited, at the time of the applicant's graduation, by an agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

* Valid Minnesota License in School Psychology or eligible for license.

* Completion of supervised internship in school psychology, full-year preferred.

* National School Psychologist Certification (NCSP) or NCSP-eligible preferred.

* Prior successful experience in urban, multicultural education desirable.

* Demonstrated continued professional development though course work, research, peer collaboration and/or job-embedded staff development.

Additional Qualifications for Harrison

* Trained in urban education

* Background with setting IV programming

* Ability to build relationships with students

* Commitment to culturally relevant evaluations

* Trained on cultural diversity and unconscious bias


Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.


Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date] | [Varies] | [Varies] | Teaching

About Minneapolis Public Schools

Since 1994, the Minneapolis Public Schools has operated under site-based decision making to move decision making closest to the students served. The goal of site-based management is to improve student achievement. Under site-based decision making, district and school efforts, theoretically, should complement each other. District offices set parameters, facilitate the sharing of information and best practices among schools, help evaluate progress, and give constructive feedback to both the schools and the Board. Schools have freedom (within approved decision-making parameters) to design site plans. Although what site-based decision making looks like at each school may vary, schools typically have a team of representatives from all areas to serve as a "site council," "education council" or "shared leadership team." This will include principals, parents, students, teachers, specialist teachers, clerical, other building staff, business partners, and the community/neighborhood. The councils meet monthly to make decisions and discuss long-range program goals for the school. Parents who are not on the council may attend and if they would like to have a subject discussed, may submit agenda items and talk to a member. Under the site-based decision making philosophy, these councils are to examine everything that might be standing in the way of student achievement-be it grade levels, student groupings, materials, or school policies and practice-and recommend keeping what is working and changing what is not.

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