JobID 6221 : School Psychologist (#1969468)

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Full-time

Description

Overview: School Psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education. They must complete a minimum of a Specialist-level degree program (60 graduate semester credits) that includes 1200-hour internship and emphasizes preparation in the following: data-based decision making, consultation, collaboration, effective instruction, child development, student diversity and development, school organization, prevention, intervention, mental health, learning styles, behavior, research, and program evaluation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must possess or be able to obtain School Psychology Certification in Maryland.
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential is preferred.
Essential Job Responsibilities:

Consultation
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems
  • Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior
Prevention
  • Provide training in social skills, anger management, academic failure, diversity, bullying and violence
  • Assist in the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in order to make schools safer and more effective learning environments
Assessment
  • Administer psychological tests and interpret assessment results for the purpose of diagnosis and placement
  • Conduct Curriculum Based Assessments
  • Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments
  • Create, implement, and evaluate Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Evaluate effectiveness of school-wide behavior programs (i.e., PBIS)
  • Assist in identifying, implementing, and evaluating targeted interventions (i.e., Behavior Education Program-Check in/Check-out) to assist students identified in need of more support
Intervention
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team, Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings, Student Support Team (SST), 504 team, PBIS Team, and at times, School Improvement Team SST.
  • Serve as a PBIS Coach
  • Provide individual and group counseling and other mental health services as appropriate
  • Act as a liaison with community agencies that provide services to children
  • Provide Crisis Intervention to students and staff

Posted By

Charles County Public Schools

5980 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$15,871 (USD)

State Average: $15,742 (USD)

% ELL Students

2%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.70

State Average: 14.80

% IEP Students

11%

State Average: 12%

FTE

3,480

State Average: 4,679