Must hold a license issued by any agency.
The license position area must be in School Psychologist.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
Salary: 11 Month License Salary Scale
Supervised by and/or Reports to: Executive Director of Student Services/Eligibility Specialist
Primary Responsibilities: To implement a comprehensive model of service delivery to include conducting individual assessment of cognition, achievement and social/emotional functioning, consultation with parents, teachers and administrators, and individual and group counseling with students at all levels of the school division.
Essential Duties: (This list is intended solely as an illustration of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude their addition if they are similar to or a logical extension of the position.)
Administers psychoeducational and sociological assessments and conducts classroom observations for students referred for initial evaluations and triennial evaluations for consideration for special education and related services. Analyzes and interprets assessment results and complete a written report for the purpose of providing recommendations and submitting the findings to the Eligibility Committee for eligibility determination. Provides and explains the educational implications related to assessment results for teachers, parents, and other staff members in order to assist in developing appropriate interventions and making program decisions. Participates on school-based problem solving/decision making teams, to include: Child Study, RTI, Special Education Eligibility, 504 Plans, Threat Assessment and Crisis Response/Intervention. Participate in the FBA/BIP process to address behaviors which impede student learning. Consults with individual school and Division leadership in the utilization of data driven action plans which align with the Division goal to impact the achievement gap and graduation rate and allow for effective monitoring of student progress. Provides strategic individual and group counseling interventions to students to support the teaching process and to maximize learning and adjustment. Responds to and manages crises by providing leadership, direct services, and coordination with needed community services. Provides consultation to parents, teachers, other school personnel, and community agencies to enhance the learning and adjustment of students. Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of intervention programs. Serves as a liaison between school, home and community in the service of student learning and well-being. Coordinates and collaborates with appropriate health, welfare, and other services through community organizations, social agencies, and other public and private resources for students in need. Provides training to teachers, parents, other school staff and community agencies in methods to enhance the learning and adjustment of students. Attends workshops, seminars, classes, and conferences to further continuing education in areas related to best practices in school psychology. Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Student Services and/or Eligibility Specialist.
Requisite Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. Knowledge of state regulations governing special education. Knowledge of federal and state criteria for disabilities categories for eligibility. Knowledge of test and measurement, including standardization procedures and the meaning of standard scores, scaled scores, stanines, and percentiles. Knowledge of selecting appropriate assessment tools based on reliability, validity, and appropriate norm base. Skill in working effectively as a consultant. Skill in developing and implementing learning and behavior strategies. Skill in written communication. Ability to plan and prioritize work in a timely manner.