JobID 5014 : School Psychologist - West Surprise - 2020-2021 School Year (#1954299)
Position Title: School Psychologist
Position Department/Campus: Any LTS Campus
Reports To: Campus Principal/School Psychologist Coordinator
Our Mission and Purpose: Legacy Traditional schools is dedicated to providing motivated students with the opportunity to achieve academic excellence in an accelerated, back-to-basics, safe learning environment taught by caring, knowledgeable, and highly effective educators in cooperation with supportive, involved parents.
Provide evaluation, consultative, and counseling services in the school setting. Conduct psycho-educational evaluations and lead the multidisciplinary team in the process of identifying students as eligible for and in need of special education services.
Essential Duties & Accountabilities
- Lead the multidisciplinary evaluation team (MET) through the evaluation process when a student is referred for a special education evaluation.
- Complete comprehensive evaluations and use professional judgment in order to identify areas that need additional data collected.
- Participate in Legacy Traditional School non-violent crisis response team if trained.
- Conduct classroom observations as part of the special education evaluation process, child study team (CST) process and as a consultative process.
- Prepare cohesive and timely evaluation reports.
- Interpret assessment data and impart it to parents and MET members in a meaningful way.
- Identify students’ needs and develop programming recommendations based on evaluation outcomes.
- Lead the school team in the development and implementation of behavior plans.
- Lead the school’s pre-referral intervention team.
- Provide counseling services in alignment with student’s IEPs and/or 504 plans.
- Provide school based counseling in accordance with pre-referral intervention or informally.
- Facilitate training on topics related to position on an as-needed basis.
- Provide consultative services to teachers and administrators regarding behavioral and academic concerns.
- Other duties as assigned by the deputy superintendent of exceptional student services, special education coordinator, principal, school psychologist coordinator.
- Positively interact with all students.
- Create a safe learning environment that is conducive to learning.
- Able to employ varied best practices in the profession.
- Ability to identify individual student needs.
- Good communication skills with, students, coworkers, administration and parents.
- Ability to collaborate with other teachers and school staff.
- Ability to maintain a professional appearance.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the school psychologist profession by utilizing resources for professional development therefore, improving the services that are provided.
- Master’s degree in Education required, educational specialist, certificate of advanced graduate studies or sixth year professional certificate preferred
- Arizona Department of Education School Psychologist Certificate \Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
- Experience conducting psycho-educational evaluations
- Knowledge of IDEA and K-8 programming for special education
- The incumbent in this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
- Must possess strong communication and organizational skills.
- Must demonstrate initiative and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Duties are performed typically in school and/or office settings throughout the division. May include frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting up to approximately 25 pounds and occasional lifting of equipment and/or materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds may be required.
- Must have the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time; see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; and the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
We are also hiring the following positions for the 2019-2020 School Year:
1-3rd Grade Teachers
4th Grade Teachers
5th Grade Teachers
6th Grade Teachers
Junior High Teachers:
7th Grade Teachers
8th Grade Teachers
Special Education Teachers
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