School Psychologist, San Francisco (SY 24-25)

Student Services San Francisco, California


Position Summary   

The KIPP Public Schools Northern California Special Education Team is seeking a School Psychologist to help children and youth succeed. As a School Psychologist at KIPP, you will be an integral member of the Special Education team. You will report to and work under the supervision of the Lead School Psychologist in conducting assessments, engaging in collaboration with schools and families, and providing direct services to students. The School Psychologist team lead will provide mentorship in the form of weekly one on one meetings, consultation, and support. Being a part of a tight knit group of School Psychologists allows for meetings and consultation with the team on a scheduled bimonthly basis, as well as on an as needed basis. Additional collaboration with multidisciplinary teams within the Special Education department also occur with regularity. Lastly, financial support for CEUs is available.   

As a School Psychologist, you will be primarily responsible for the following areas:   


  • Assessment reports.  Prepare comprehensive and legally defensible psycho-educational assessments of specific learning, emotional and behavioral disabilities; interpret assessment findings for staff, families, and other authorized persons as necessary.
  • Positive behavior supports.  Perform functional behavioral assessments (FBA) and Special Circumstance Instructional Assistance (SCIA) assessments to assist in the development, evaluation and monitoring of positive behavior intervention plans for students in special education.
  • Student mental health. Conduct assessments in order to evaluate social/emotional development and mental health status of special education students.  
  • Eligibility. Identify students with disabilities by assessing student characteristics including cognitive and perceptual abilities, emotional adjustment, adaptive behavior, language development, learning potential and social needs utilizing non-discriminatory tools.
  • IEP Meetings. Serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary IEP team and present assessment findings during IEP meetings.

Consultation & Systems Level Work

  • General education teachers and staff. Consult with teachers in the development and implementation of classroom methods and procedures designed to facilitate student learning and to overcome learning, social-emotional and behavior challenges.
  • Parents & Families. Consult with parents and family members to assist in understanding the learning and adjustment processes of children.
  • School leadership.  Serve as a resource to school leaders in areas related to instructional strategies, school attendance, discipline, student social/emotional needs and child abuse recognition and reporting.
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.  Participate with other faculty and staff members to design and promote tiered interventions and supports to address students who are at-risk. 
  • Professional Development.  Participate in School Psychologist and/or Mental Health Community of Practice meetings at various locations.


    Direct Service   

    • Case Management. Work collaboratively with the student's multidisciplinary team to develop daily programming and interventions that will meet each student’s educational, mental health, and behavioral needs.
    • Therapeutic and Behavioral Interventions. Create and implement therapeutic interventions and behavior support plans for the purposes of fostering better mental health and positive learning environments for students.
    • Crisis Intervention. Provide crisis intervention, assessments, and triage of students as needed. 

    Perform other duties as assigned.   

    Minimum qualifications:   

    • Must hold a Master’s degree or higher in School Psychology.
    • Must hold a clear California Pupil Personnel Services Credential with School Psychology Authorization.
    • Minimum of one year successful internship as a school psychologist.

    Desired Skills and Mindsets   

    • Antiracist mindset with a passion for disrupting racial inequities and abolishing the school-to-prison pipeline.
    • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills.
    • Bilingual (English-Spanish, Vietnamese, or Mandarin) desired.
    • Results-oriented team player who is dedicated to getting the job done.
    • Demonstrate ability to communicate and work well with others and to build relationships with multiple constituencies. 
    • Knowledge of federal and state special education law and best practices for special education.
    • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies.
    • Adhere to the ethical standards and codes of the profession and to the established rules, regulations, and laws governing special education programs. 
    • Adhere to IDEA timelines and to schedules, policies and procedures as determined by KIPP Public Schools Northern California. 
    • Familiarity with special education databases and systems (i.e., SEIS).

    Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands   

    Physical:  Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs.   

    Mental:  Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, interpret data from multiple sources, read/write and maintain basic organizational systems.    

    Environmental: School environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions. Occasional office environment and travel between school campuses. Adhere to KIPP’s health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC, CDE, and public health agencies. 

    Classification & Calendar   

    Full-time, exempt position. This role will follow a school-based calendar.   

    About KIPP Public Schools Northern California   

    We are a thriving nonprofit network of 21 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.    

    Our student community consists of over 7,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City, and Stockton. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are multilingual learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.   


    KIPP Northern California is dedicated to you and your family's well-being! We offer a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits.   

    We benchmark annually against school districts and charter schools in the regions where we operate, to offer competitive salaries. The salary range for this position is between $103,000 - $122,332 based on experience and licensure status.   

    How to Apply   

    Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page.