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School Psychologist

Recruitment #21-009009-0009


The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of children at MSD.


Maryland School for the Deaf

Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21701, and 

Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD  21043

Main Purpose of Job

School psychologists support students at all levels, from early childhood education to high school, to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. This position will partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.


This is an 11-month position, during which time the School Psychologist is responsible for providing direct diagnostic/assessment and counseling services to MSD students, participating in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, and providing professional consultation and training to school staff and families.  While based in Frederick, this position will be expected to provide services on the Columbia Campus one or two days per week. The school psychologist sits on a number of school teams and committees including the Admissions Review Team (ART), Autism Committee, Threat Assessment Team and the Research Review Committee. Additionally, the School Psychologist maintains communication with members of FCAT and other school personnel regarding student mental health needs and services.  The position is supervised by the school’s Director of Mental Health and Behavioral Support Services but may supervise school psychology and counseling interns and practicum students. 


A Master’s Degree in School Psychology or related field is required.


School Psychologists must be credentialed by the state in which they work. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) School Psychologist Certificate is required (or the ability to obtain in a specific time).


Experience working with students who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.


Must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and written English.  Knowledge of Deaf community is required. Must also be able to conceptualize and assess complex learning issues/cases and clearly communicate findings with members of the IEP team.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560 – 5-568)


Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time. Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:


Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 301-360-2008, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 301-360-1400


Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.


Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.