EMPLOYMENT AS A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
How to Apply
Although Psychological Services is directly involved in hiring of school psychologists, consideration for any position with the school district requires that the candidate complete an official application through our Instructional Staffing Department. This process must now be completed on-line at www.broward.k12.fl.us/teacher.
Log onto the web site and follow the instructions on the screen for completing your on-line application. Please be aware that your application will not be considered complete until all required materials have been received. This includes not only the on-line application, but also your letters of recommendation and official copies of university transcripts. Psychological Services does not typically conduct interviews with potential job candidates until such time as the application is complete. Therefore, it is in your best interest to check periodically with the Instructional Staffing Department about the status of your application.
Overview of Broward County School Psychological Services
The Broward County Public Schools is a district with an elected school board governance structure. It is the sixth largest system in the nation serving approximately 250,000 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. A unique feature of the district is its culturally and linguistically diverse student body and staff.
Psychological Services has a long and distinguished history of more than 40 years. In 1990, the Broward School District received national recognition when the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists presented their prestigious Excellence in School Psychology Award to the Department of Psychological Services. In 2002, the Department received the Innovative Program in the Practice of School Psychology Award from the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP). This award was granted for innovation in district-wide threat assessment training and violence prevention initiatives.
The Broward County Public Schools enjoy the benefits of being served by a highly trained and experienced group of more than 140 psychologists. The majority of staff hold specialist degrees, requiring more than 60 graduate hours of study and a supervised internship. Approximately 20% hold doctoral degrees. The districtís psychologists either hold certificates from the Florida Department of Education or are licensed by the Florida Board of Psychology. Many also hold the credential of Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).
Psychological Services benefits from more cultural diversity than is typical in the profession of school psychology at large. African Americans, Haitian Americans, and Hispanics, among others, are represented. Staff diversity enhances the quality of services delivered to students and families from various cultures.
The services performed by school psychologists have a positive impact on the lives of individual students and their parents, and on the learning environment. School psychologists play important roles in pursuing the districtís priority goals and implementation of the districtís mission.
School psychologists work as members of support teams in delivering their services. They may be assigned to a district department team, or deployed to one or more schools to provide a full range of psychological services. Each school has access to the services of one or more psychologists to address the needs of its students, staff, and community.
Psychological Services is striving to adapt its
services to the needs of a rapidly growing and
diverse student population, while continuing to
deliver the services for which school
psychologists are best known. Collaborative
problem-solving, consultation, and response to
intervention (RTI) are seen as crucial elements
in the provision of effective psychological
services, while maintaining an appropriate focus
on comprehensive evaluations and mental health
services as well.
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Director of Equal Educational Opportunities at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine TTY 754-321-2158.
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities (EEO) at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine TTY 754-321-2158.
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