NASS Certified School Psychologist

Position Title: NASS Certified School Psychologist
Location: Nay Ah Shing School
Reports to: Special Education Coordinator

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

SUMMARY:
The Nay Ah Shing School Psychologist provides professional therapeutic services in defining and implementing a school wide behavior response program for the Abinoojiyag School. The School Psychologist is responsible for completing psycho-educational evaluations in conjunction with the IEP teams and is responsible for providing metal health services in accordance with the Individualized Educational Programs, designing and implementing therapy groups in the elementary, middle and high school setting.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Graduation from a Master’s degree program with emphasis in psychology or behavior modification/management from an accredited college or university.
• Current Minnesota state licensure / certificate are required.
• Two (2) to five (5) years of professional clinical work experience as a psychologist in an institutional or community mental health, mental retardation, long-term care or corrections program.
• LP with experience in school setting.
• Loves children, can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
• Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment and honor confidentiality.
Knowledge of Native American traditions and customs.
Knowledge of the theory and practice of administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide variety of standardized psychometric tests and measurements.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of clinical psychology.
Knowledge of interviewing and other informational gathering techniques.
Knowledge of psychotropic medications.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assists faculty and staff in understanding of behavioral interventions and their application in the classroom, group therapy settings and in the short-term behavioral response room.
• Observes classrooms and provides assistance to teachers with students having difficulty in mental health and wellness areas.
• Participates in child study teams, screening and evaluations.
• Prepares evaluation reports to share with IEP teams.
• Prepares training sessions for school personnel and parents.
• Designs curriculum in mental health and wellness for incorporation into the classroom.
• Works with the curriculum specialist to integrate mental health and wellness into the curriculum.
• Works with students and staff a minimum of 16 hours per week in mental health and wellness, monitoring own programs for effectiveness.
• Models desired teacher behavior with students in actual learning situations.
• Evaluates students as requested by IEP or child study teams and provides required mental health services.
• Perform diagnostic, evaluative, counseling, and behavior modification/management planning and programming services for the schools.
• Prepare and present planning, progress and evaluation summaries.
• Design behavior modification programs and trains others in behavior management principles and procedures.
• Participates in parent and community meetings.
• Prepares and conducts parent training in mental health services.
• Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Due to the inherent stress (vicarious traumatization) in providing therapy to individuals and families with psychological/emotional problems, therapists should have regular consultation and support with fellow mental health workers.
Work is primarily in doors in a controlled climate area.
Minimal threat of personal danger or risk.
Hours are typically 8-5, but extra hours may be necessary to meet deadlines and maintain workload. May involve some evening or weekend working.
Local travel is required, limited travel outside the state is also required.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Attn: Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax # (320) 532-7492
(e-mail: hr@millelacsband.com)