JobID 3456 : School Psychologist (#2020872)
Summary: Consults with general and special education staff regarding development of programs to assure student access to the curriculum. Plans, organizes, coordinate, and implements the assessment of students to determine eligibility for special education services.
(To be successful at SSD all positions must embrace the principles of – One Child-One Team, service oriented leadership, accountable management, and effective collaboration.)
Instruction and Learning – Student achievement/performance and staff growth
- Participates as team member in the multidisciplinary evaluation process.
- Acts as consultant to component district staff, building level teams, and parents regarding academic/behavioral interventions for at-risk students, using data-driven decision-making.
- Completes informal assessments to include observations, curriculum-based measurements, functional behavior assessments and other structured clinical tasks for at-risk students in the general education setting.
- Administers diagnostic tests and procedures to determine students’ cognitive ability, processing strengths and weaknesses, adaptive behavior development, academic achievement levels and emotional/behavioral functioning.
- Schedules meetings for review of existing data meeting, eligibility and reevaluation conferences in collaboration with parents, school staff and SSD evaluation team.
- Attends meetings for review of existing data meeting with parents and school staff to obtain pertinent background information, review school concerns, explain procedural safeguards and secure permission to evaluate.
- Reviews student files and data-gathering packets, and collects pertinent data from physicians, mental health professionals and outside agencies.
- Chairs eligibility conferences and reports assessment results and recommendations to parents, students, teachers, counselors and other interested and/or entitled parties.
- Ensures that eligibility decisions are made in compliance with DESE criteria and best professional practice.
- Maintains case records by preparing, editing, and proofing the final assessment report in a timely manner.
- Attends IEP conferences, as requested, to provide input on appropriate goals and objectives for individual students and to help make determinations about reevaluation issues.
- Consults with colleagues, supervisors, and other professionals regarding the special education and general education needs of individual students.
- At the request of building or SSD administrator, plans and provides in-service programs for programming staff, parents, and partner district staff regarding assessment and related services.
- If certified/licensed as a school psychologist, school counselor, professional counselor or social worker, conducts individual, group and facilitative counseling. Provides short-term and crises intervention and participates in classroom and group activities.
- Attends local/regional/national conferences and workshops, in-service training, staff meetings and credit courses (when necessary) in order to keep abreast of new developments and maintain certification and/or licensure.
- Assists with in-service training of colleagues and orientation of new staff members. Acts as mentor or intern supervisor for new staff and school psychology interns as directed by countywide diagnostic administrator.
- Serves on SSD and component district committees as requested by supervisor.
- Performs other tasks as assigned by the superintendent, assistant superintendent, executive director, director, countywide administrator, or area coordinator.
Qualifications:Education and/or Experience:
Prior diagnostic experience required (special education preferred).
Certificates, Licenses, RegistrationsMissouri School Psychologist certification or eligibility for certification. Specialist in School Psychology preferred.
(Please see attached job description for additional information)
Interested applicants must apply online: www.ssdmo.org/careers.html
The District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious preference, marital status, disability, national origin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law. Employees of the District are required to comply with the provisions of the Title VII of The Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments.