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1.0 FTE School Psychologist (Re-Post) .5 Blue Heron Middle School, .5 Port Townsend High School

at Port Townsend School District

Posted: 3/12/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 243

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Human Resources

Position Opening Announcement:                 

1.0  FTE School Psychologist (Re-post)

(.5 FTE Port Townsend High School)

(.5 FTE Blue Heron Middle School)

2018-2019 School Year

Posting Date:  April 3, 2018                           Posting No. 2018-10


  1. Valid Washington State Educational Staff Associate Certificate with endorsement for School Psychologist.
  2. Demonstrated successful experience as school psychologist in public school setting (grades Preschool-12) is desired.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal regulations regarding eligibility criteria for students with disabilities.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work with parents and staff.
  5. Demonstrated skills in observing the referred student, interviewing, conferencing, testing, identifying learning needs, formulating the Individual Education Program, monitoring individual progress, and maintaining required records.
  6. Significant multi-cultural experience and expertise is desired.
  7. Demonstrated ability in behavioral management.
  8. Demonstrated ability in RTI preferred.
  9. Ability to maintain confidentiality per district policy and state and federal laws.
  10. Knowledge and experience with project-based or place-based learning preferred.


  1. Perform duties as evaluation team leader: Strong leadership ability in team settings essential.  Ensure special education evaluations and reevaluations are of sufficient scope to determine a student’s eligibility/ineligibility for service within state guidelines; coordinate with other team members for information gathering and decision making; complete and/or monitor the appropriate sequencing of required paperwork with adherence to time constraints; serve as facilitator for required meetings.
  2. Conduct special education evaluations/reevaluations in accordance with best practices. Activities may include; records review, student/parent/teacher interviews, observations, testing (primarily cognitive), behavior assessments (questionnaires, Functional Behavior Assessment), consultations with district staff, consultations with public/private health care professionals and/or other agencies; submit required paperwork in accordance with district policy.
  3. Ability to facilitate and conduct manifestation meetings for students on a 504 or IEP.
  4. Serve as a member of the school building guidance/child study team; Use knowledge of student learning and behavior to assist the team in finding appropriate interventions for students.
  5. Serve as a member of the Individual Education Program (IEP) team: Help ensure learning goals are consistent with student needs identified in the most recent evaluation/reevaluation.  Serve as facilitator of IEP team in the development of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).
  6. Serve as a resource in child development, behavior, and learning.  Consult with school/district staff, parents, and students to help create the optimum learning experience for students.  May conduct training seminars/workshops on topics of interest.
  1. May serve on various school, department and/or district committees to assist in decision making for policy and procedure issues.
  2. Strive to improve professional knowledge and expertise through personal study and formal training opportunities.
  3. Collaborate with school staff to plan and deliver place-based learning in alignment with the district’s mission and vision.
  4. Other duties as assigned by Director of Special Education.

External applications for this position will be accepted until filled.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Application materials are available online at http://www.ptschools.org.




  1. Completed application form
  2. Current Resume
  3. Letter of Interest stating your qualifications
  4. Three letters of recommendation from current/previous supervisors
  5. Unofficial transcripts
  6. Photocopy of your Washington State Certificate(s) or equivalent from another state. (Obtaining and providing a Washington State Certificate would be a provision of employment.)

For application questions contact:

Vickie Lowrie, Administrative Secretary or

Laurie McGinnis Payroll/HR Director

Port Townsend School District #50

Gael Stuart Building, 1610 Blaine St

Port Townsend WA  98368

360 379-4511


Port Townsend School District No. 50 complies with all federal and state rules and regulations, and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression of identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.  Further, the district will provide equal access and opportunity to meet to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.  The following employee(s) have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Compliance Coordinator for State Law (RCW 28A.640/28A.642) and Title IX Coordinator:  Amy Khile, 1610 Blaine St. (360)379-4603.  Section 504/ADA Coordinator:  Patrick Kane, 1610 Blaine St. (360)379-4501

NOTE:   New employees who will have unsupervised access to children must complete a satisfactory fingerprint check with the Washington State Patrol and the FBI.  Employment will be considered temporary and conditional pending a satisfactory background check.  There will be a $43.00 processing fee.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Disclaimer: This position may be subject to successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement medical history and physical capacities evaluation.


Primary Location: Port Townsend High School

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)