School Psychologist (Term Position) January - March 2019

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre

Posted Jan 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm Closes Jan 25, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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Term Position (January – March 2019) with possibility for an extension



The School Psychologist works under the supervisory function of the Manager of Clinical Support Services.


The School Psychologist functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and is responsible for providing Clinical/School Psychology Services directly within First Nations schools in Manitoba.

Specific Responsibilities

·         Conduct assessments of students in First Nations schools for the purposes of diagnosis, recommending effective school and home based strategies to address social emotional and academic issues including learning disabilities;

·         Ensure that all testing and diagnostic assessment instruments and tools have been reviewed, adapted where possible, and are culturally appropriate for use among First Nations children;

·         Ensure that testing conditions for assessments are consistent with the child’s most natural learning environment i.e. conducted in the child’s first language if it is a factor, etc.;

·         Function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that may include speech and language clinician, special education specialist, occupational therapist, reading clinician, resource teacher, classroom teacher, parents and school administration;

·         Provide clinical and educational information at an appropriate level to school personnel, namely resource teacher(s), classroom teachers, administration, and parents/caregivers that would assist them in developing a greater awareness of children with learning disabilities and psychological conditions;

·         Provide workshops to school staff in First Nations communities when requested;

·         Work with parents of students with remedial education needs/disabilities to ensure accurate identification of student need;

·         Provide recommendations for school staff regarding appropriate referral for further testing and medical diagnosis;

·         Ensure that proper case records, assessment reports, statistical records and all other pertinent data to each case is maintained and remains confidential;

·         Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly activity reports to the Manager of Clinical Support;

·         Services, including preparation of an annual report and work plan for the next school year;

·         Deliver presentations to the Manitoba First Nations Education Directors and Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Committee on Education when requested;

·         Ensure that the community education development philosophy is part of the approach to be utilized in the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of all related initiatives;

·         Participate in special assignments, initiatives, and projects and developmental work as assigned/required;

·         Maintain a high level of professional performance by participating in a regular supervision program (individually designed) with discipline supervisor;

·         Participate in required periodic evaluations and relevant in-service training programs;

·         Developing a personal/professional development plan including the setting of annual service and professional development goals;

·         Manage an independent work environment.


Education & Experience

·         A minimum Master of Arts/Sciences in School, Child, and/or Clinical Psychology;

·         Certification as a Registered School Clinician with all Provincial and regulatory bodies;

·         Eligibility to acquire a Permanent School Clinician’s Certificate;

·         Knowledge of Manitoba First Nations education development and reforms and socio-economic conditions of First Nations communities;

·         Experience working with First Nations in the field of education;

·         Excellent interpersonal and cross cultural skills to work in a First Nations environment – fluency in a First Nations language is considered an asset;

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills in technical and plain language writing;

·         Familiarity with the Manitoba curriculum frameworks and strategies for implementation, and other supports documents relating to Special Education;

·         Computer literate and proficient;

·         Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals;

·         Ability to relate to and communicate with children, parents/caregivers, and other professionals;

·         Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet all deadlines;

·         Appreciation and respect for First Nations education reform strategies;

·         Possess a valid Class 5 Drivers License;

·         Flexible to travel to First Nations schools throughout Manitoba.


Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter (please state position title applying for), along with (3) professional reference listings (including a most recent employer reference) to:

Human Resources

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.

2-1100 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9

Email: | Fax: 204.942.2490


We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people and applicants are asked to self-declare in their resume or cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted. Successful candidates must provide satisfactory criminal and child abuse registry checks.


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