Friendship Public Charter School

School Psychologist

Vacancy for School Year
Friendship Public Charter School


By completing an application, you have applied to be considered for anticipated vacancies in the 2024-2025 school year. Please note that our formal interview process will begin January 2024 contingent on our confirmed vacancies. 


Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC., Friendship serves over 4,800 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually.  Our mission is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded, and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities. For 25 years, with the support and guidance of our exceptional faculty, our students have risen to the challenge with high graduation rates, college acceptances, and unparalleled success academically and socially.


Friendship is looking for responsible, confident, respectful, caring, committed, persistent, and patient professionals to join our family for the 2024-2025 school year starting in August 2024. Friendship Public Charter Schools is committed to the idea that each and every child can make it to and through college. If you share that belief, please apply. 


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Please see the available salary scales: FPCS Compensation


  • Conducts evaluations and re-evaluations for students as requested or warranted
  • Acts as an interdisciplinary team member in the special education eligibility process
  • Administering psychological assessments (IQ, personality, and achievement)as needed
  • Articulates test results to parents and MDT members in clear, understandable language attending to cultural sensitivity
  • Delivers group and individual therapy sessions as indicated on student IEPs
  • Maintains progress notes as required by Friendship Public Charter School regulations
  • Makes recommendations for purchasing assessment materials to ensure that the psychologist is adequately equipped with state-of-the-art resources
  • Keeps abreast of advances in diagnostic materials
  • Maintains compliant IEPS, including contact logs and reports progress accordingly to parents and team members
  • Acts as an interdisciplinary team member in the special education eligibility process, administering IQ, personality, and achievement tests
  • Articulates test results to parents who are not familiar with psychological tests
  • Includes working with a wide range of student emotional and academic factors
  • Researches the effectiveness of academic programs and behavior management procedures, and acquires new information about learning and behavior
  • Assesses and evaluates the wide variety of behavior, skills, emotions and goals in the schools they serve
  • Intervenes directly with counseling services for students and families;
  • Consults with teachers, parents, and school personnel about learning, social and behavior problems
  • Teaches lessons on parenting skills, learning strategies, substance abuse, and other topics pertinent to healthy schools


  • Master’s degree from an accredited school or university in educational or clinical psychology including; 42 semester hours of graduate coursework and 500 hours of successful field experience in a school setting under the supervision of a certified school psychologist required
  • Must be eligible to acquire or must possess DC certification as a psychologist
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills: written, verbal, listening
  • Ability to articulate test results to parents who are not familiar with psychological tests required
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Well organized
  • Ability manage multiple tasks in a fast paced and high needs environment
  • Commitment to servicing students from a minority and/ or lower socioeconomic background required

FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws.  This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.


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