School Psychologist (Education Assessment Specialist)
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
A Peace Corps Response Volunteer with a master’s degree in school psychology or other related field AND a minimum of 5 years’ experience conducting tests related to behavior/emotional functioning, social functioning, self-concept and self-esteem is needed to is needed to train teachers, parents, and school psychologists on best practices for dealing with the behaviors of emotionally disturbed children, understanding the nature of children with special needs. The PCRV will provide training in creating developmentally appropriate activities and lessons, managing the potential stresses that come with dealing with students with special needs, as well as other related topics. The PCRV would also work with the Special Education unit staff to continue to support their efforts to ensure that all referred students receive appropriate psychological testing and will conduct high-level special education evaluations and assessments.
Please note these are approximate departure dates and may change due to programmatic needs.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience conducting tests, particularly those related to intelligence, behavior/emotional functioning, social functioning, self-concept and self-esteem
• Training and program facilitation skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Skilled use of Microsoft office programs
• Ability to develop organized reports that can be used to inform decisions regarding student placement and/or services
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Medical Considerations in Eastern Caribbean
- Eastern Caribbean may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: ongoing counseling.
- The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified.
- Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
- After arrival in Eastern Caribbean, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot and mandatory immunizations.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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