School Psychologist Yale Center Dyslexia Creativity
This position serves as the school psychologist for the comprehensive evaluation and recommendations for individuals (students, faculty, and others) who might have dyslexia. Dyslexia may be impacting their academic work and in addition, result in their needing accommodations in class and on school tests as well as on high-stakes standardized tests. The successful candidate is responsible for conducting interviews, scheduling and administration of testing and test scoring. Responsibilities also include review and interpretation of test results, preparation of reports and letters, and completion of forms required for accommodations.This position requires up-to-date knowledge of dyslexia. Please note that the information in this Position Focus is the most accurate information regarding the role. Please disregard the information listed below, in the essential duties. Also, please note that the department is flexible to consider both part-time and full-time applicants for this position. Samples of evaluations of older children and/or adolescents with dyslexia, including formulation will be requested at point of interview.
1. Carries out research within the scope of the established study protocol. Adheres to all human subjects regulations as defined by Yale University and the federal government that pertain to research studies. 2. Develops criteria for admission of study subjects based on goals and objectives of project. 3. Determines potential sources of funding and prospective partnerships. 4. Evaluates feasibility of accepting potential projects through analysis of staffing needs, resource requirements, financial costs, and current planned capacity of group. Negotiates contracts and/or changes with funder. 5. Develops original HIC/IRB submissions. Based on knowledge of science and research goals, collaborates with PIs on major revisions and contributes to scientific protocols. Plans and implements changes. 6. Develops forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques; writes procedures manuals for data collection and coding. 7. Responsible for the documentation and transmission of study data. Ensures that report forms are accurately documented and completed in a timely manner at each site location. 8. Works independently to develop manage and organize multi site studies. Serves as primary coordinator between University, non-Yale collaborators, pharmaceutical companies, HIC, IRB and funding sources. 9. Performs descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software. 10. Designs and implements quality control measures to ensure accurate collection and processing of data. 11. Contributes in-depth, original thought and relevance to written reports and to the writing of abstracts and manuscripts.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in a related discipline and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Formal training in the administration of the WISC-V, WAIS IV and Woodcock Johnson Achievement Tests. Demonstrated experience with test interpretation and report writing.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Demonstrated experience communicating with young adults and parents.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Strong computer skills including MS Office and Outlook.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Strong organizational skills.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Knowledge and experience evaluating older children and adolescents for dyslexia.
Required Licenses or Certifications
CT certification in School Psychology.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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