Responsible for appropriate cognitive and social/emotional assessments, collecting and analyzing a body of evidence, consultation and direct mental health services to individuals, groups and/or families, Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, and effective communication with staff, students, and parents of students served in the Alternative School.
•Administer, score, and interpret cognitive and social/emotional assessments, formal and informal, to assist in the determination of disabilities at IEP meetings and develop individualized academic and social/emotional programming for students.
•Share evaluation/observation information with parents, students, school districts, and agencies in a clear and concise manner, verbally and in writing.
•Provide on-going consultation and support to classroom staff on mental health and treatment issues of students.
•Assist in the development of the IEP and behavior intervention plan (BIP).
•Provide direct mental health counseling services to targeted individual students and student groups as needed.
•Document services provided and monitor student progress.
•Serve as a resource for staff to promote and implement academic and behavioral supports.
•Oversee crisis intervention techniques including lower level de-escalation, crisis intervention and physical management and holds.
•Coordinate admissions with the school based teams.
•Develop and monitor therapeutic programming in keeping with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) and Colorado Department of Education rules and regulations.
•Review Physical Management Reports and Critical Incident Reports, per CDHS regulations.
•Establish and maintain written and verbal communication with families and providers, caseworkers, guardians, schools and other members of the inter-disciplinary team.
•Maintain the files and appropriate paperwork for designated caseload.
•Oversee affective education curriculum.
•Provide one on one and group counseling.
Specific Skills Preferred: •Experience with students who utilize Communication Devices, PECS, and/or Sign Language.
•Experience in trauma informed care.
•Knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Minimum Position Requirements:
•Master’s degree in Psychology.
•Experience with students with intellectual disabilities, serious emotional and/or behavioral disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder.
•Current Colorado Department of Education License for Special Service Provider as a School Psychologist.
•Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
•Knowledge of PBIS.
•Demonstrates resiliency and flexibility to deal with a dynamic learning environment.
•Physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full work days; ability to speak or exchange information in an audible manner.
Laradon’s Mission is to be an organization of excellence that provides superior, individualized services to children and adults with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities, supporting their independence in daily life and maximizing their full potential.