School Psychologists Provide Vital Support for Students
When working in a school setting, psychologists like you provide a range of mental health services and support to students and families. By addressing the root cause of each child’s concerns, you give every child what they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. A few of the many things you might do as a school psychologist include:
- Assessing students’ mental health conditions
- Evaluating students’ mental health functioning
- Completing and filing compliance documentation
- Leading individual or small-group counseling sessions
Here at PTS, we use an Integrated Systems of Support Model in our partnering schools, which is based on the understanding that students benefit most when their interventions and related services are aligned.
As a school psychologist in this context, you’ll provide in-service trainings for teachers, administrators, and fellow clinicians to help them learn best practices for supporting students’ mental health needs, so they can fully access their education. By collaborating with other providers and staff, you’ll play a key part in supporting students’ health and well-being.
We Take a Tiered Approach to School-Based Mental Health Services
At PTS, we know that mental health is a crucial component of learning and development at any age. That’s why we also apply a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Model to therapy and related services to support all students, while simultaneously containing therapy caseloads. This model uses three tiers of interventions that can address students’ mental health needs and more, including:
- Tier 1 at the classroom level,
- Tier 2 at the small-group level
- Tier 3 at the individual, therapy caseload level
By matching each student with the right level of support, this model acts as a functional safety net. Along with that, it moves students through a continuum of support as their needs change to build capacity, rather than dependency.
This model also ensures only students who truly need to be there get put on caseloads, so clinicians have more time and energy for each child.
Working Alongside PTS Means Having Access to Support When You Need It
At PTS, we build and maintain long-term partnerships with the school districts we serve as well as with our ever-growing network of school-based clinicians. A few of the unique benefits of working alongside us as an independent contractor include having access to:
- Community Facebook page for resource sharing and networking
- Library of clinician-developed resources, assessments, and interventions
- Individualized school placements with multiple steps to ensure a good fit
- Optional School-Based Academy orientation for new clinicians held annually
- Clinical Directors who provide support and guidance as needed and upon request
You will also have the opportunity to develop sustained partnerships with school districts and may choose to take on many different projects while working alongside PTS.
Secure Your Next School Psychologist Job Today
As a school psychologist, you know how important it is for students to have their mental health needs met. When you work alongside PTS, your expertise will be valued, and you’ll engage with a team of like-minded professionals in a collaborative environment.
If this sounds like the career move you’ve been searching for, explore current openings in our partnering districts today!