INSTRUCTOR/P.K. Yonge – K-12 School Psychologist

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Work type: Non-Permanent Status Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Counseling/Community Outreach/Social Work
Department:18180300 - ED-STUDENT SERVICES

Classification Title:

INSTRUCTOR/PKY-K-12 School Psychologist

Job Description:

You belong at a K-12 teaching and learning environment that’s leading the way!

The Opportunity and Job Description

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School (DRS) is seeking to hire a K-12 School Psychologist for the 2024-2025 school year. Responsibilities include: 

  • Consult with teachers, administrators, parents, and students and provide assistance in developing intervention strategies
  • Administer, score, and interpret psychological and/or educational tests
  • Write psychoeducational evaluation reports
  • Attend staffing and other school conferences related to program planning for individual students
  • Participate in, develop, and conduct in-service education programs
  • Assist schools in providing individual and group counseling, consultation, and referral services
  • Participate as a member of Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT) for program eligibility/placement/IEP staffing and in re-evaluation committees
  • Participate as a member of individual schools' Educational Planning Team (EPT), and coordinate data in making recommendations and decisions about students
  • Participate as a member of individual school's/district Crisis Management Teams when needed
  • Maintain accurate records of psychoeducational evaluations completed and of services rendered
  • Use technology effectively
  • Analyze and interpret information to make diagnoses and recommendations regarding needs for services
  • Provide direct observation and/or crisis intervention as necessary
  • Recognize overt indicators of student distress or abuse and take appropriate intervention, referral, or reporting actions
  • Interpret educational polls, programs, and procedures for parents
  • Communicate effectively, orally, and in writing, with other other professionals, students, parents, and community
  • Work effectively with students, parents, colleagues, community agencies and staff
  • Demonstrate professional growth and continuous improvement of professional knowledge and skills
  • Comply with polls, procedures and programs
  • Support school improvement initiatives, services and programs
  • Manage materials and equipment effectively
  • Prepare all required reports and maintain accurate and complete records in accordance with District procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality of student and other professional information
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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If you are interested in being a part of this dedicated team of professionals, we invite you to submit your curriculum vitae or resume and application.

About P.K. Yonge

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School (DRS) is a public school established in 1934 with the mission to design, test, and disseminate innovations in K-12 education through serving a student population representative of Florida’s economic, racial, gender, and academic diversity. P.K. Yonge seeks to attract a faculty that reflects the diversity of our student population. Affiliated with the College of Education at the University of Florida, P.K. Yonge faculty may partner with members of the college to develop, and test teaching solutions grounded in our shared values of inclusivity, accessibility, equity, and student agency while educating approximately 1250 students on campus.

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P.K. Yonge boasts a small community-like atmosphere that fosters deep and impactful relationships with students and families from all walks of life over many years. P.K. Yonge is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all as we seek to generate new ideas for advancing equity and inclusion at P.K. Yonge and beyond through research, teaching, and/or service. Teachers work closely in a collaborative environment that cultivates diversity of thought, perspectives, and ideas on matters that impact K-12 schools. As practitioner-researchers, P.K. Yonge faculty are constantly working to bridge theory and practice. P.K. Yonge attributes our successes to the contributions of teachers from all backgrounds and nationalities who find teaching, research, and investigation inspiring, who value the opportunity to reach outside the bounds of the classroom, and who are open to sharing on a broader scale.

P.K. Yonge teachers enjoy greater professional autonomy.  P.K. Yonge faculty engage in professional learning opportunities each year though webinars, workshops, learning communities, and teacher research aimed at increasing knowledge of diversity and equity in inclusive learning environments. Teachers are fully supported to explore and learn within their subject areas; encouraged to present and attend national conferences; and inspired to refine and improve their current practices.  

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Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education & experience.

Minimum Requirements:
  1. A Master’s degree; candidates with Bachelor’s degree will be considered, but will be required to obtain a Master’s degree within three years of hire.
  2. Certified as School Psychologist by the state of Florida or licensed in Clinical Psychology
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds
  5. FDLE Background check
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferred qualifications – 3+ years of K-12 School Psychology experience
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online at and include:

  1. A cover letter or letter of application
  2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae 
  3. Three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective teaching experience and ongoing collaboration with teaching colleagues

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Florida is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.


Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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