AIM Academy is excited to announce an opening for a School Psychology Intern for the 2020-2021 school year. The School Psychologist intern provides school-based services in accordance with the practice model outlined by the National Association of School Psychology (NASP). AIM Academy is a private, college preparatory school for students with language-based learning disabilities. AIM Academy is an innovative and collaborative environment where faculty and staff can focus on the individual needs of their students.
The school psychologist intern is provided experience with the following job responsibilities under the supervision of experienced licensed and certified school psychologists.
Complete comprehensive psycho-educational assessments for students ranging from grades 1 - 12.
Participate in ongoing research projects with Haskins Laboratories Global Language and Literacy Innovation Hub, Florida Center for Reading Research, and other collaborators.
Consult with teachers, parents, and other team members related to academic and behavioral interventions and educational programming.
Engage in Wellness Initiatives for counseling, mental health, healthy relationships, mindfulness practice, decision making, and skills groups.
Co-facilitate professional development trainings for faculty and staff.
Provide support to students and educational teams in the event of a crisis.
Participate in collaborative meetings with practicing school psychologists and related service providers.
Opportunities to work within a language-intensive support program for students with language-based learning disabilities.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, 200-day calendar position beginning July 2020 through June 2021. Approximately 15 days of the internship will be completed during July and August and these dates are flexible. Days of work are Monday through Friday and hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Education and Experience:
Must be enrolled in an accredited school psychology graduate program; satisfactory completion of university requirements and eligible for internship, and working towards state certification.
Preference given to students from NASP- approved programs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of consultative, assessment and intervention components of school psychology
Ability to analyze and synthesize the concepts involved in individual, group and systems consultation
Must be able to evaluate and interpret data from a variety of assessment measures used in school psychology data-based decision-making
Demonstrate knowledge of individual differences due to diverse cultural backgrounds and relationship to psychological assessment, counseling or behavioral intervention.
Ability to design and implement academic and behavioral interventions.
Demonstrate competence in oral and written communication, technology and personal organization
Demonstrate understanding of the principles of professional ethics and standards of practice as outlined by the National Association of School Psychologists
Knowledge of legal issues related to education and psychology
The School psychology intern utilizes culturally competent approaches to service provision and engages in ethical professional practice
About AIM Academy
AIM Academy is an independent co-educational college prep school serving bright students with language-based learning differences in grades 1-12. AIM was founded in 2006 and moved to its current location in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania in 2012.