Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
Job Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychologist Exemption Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Special Services Pay Grade: 05
Works with: District Personnel/Students/ Days: 187
Dept. /School: Special Services Department
- Master’s Degree in School Psychology or related field; and
- LSSP Trainee or Licensed Specialist in School Psychology.
- Ability to administer and interpret psychological, intelligence and achievement assessments
- Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations
- Ability to problem solve, think critically, and manage conflicts
- Strong organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to maintain accurate records and meet deadlines
- Conducts full and individual evaluations of students referred for special education placement.
- Administers approved psychological, achievement, and intelligence measures using district approved instruments and procedures.
- Prepares evaluation reports using district-approved format.
- Reviews, follows, and maintains evaluative techniques, kits, manuals as needed.
- Maintains a list of students requiring three year reevaluations and completes all assessments with the required timeline.
- Participates as required member of the Admission Review and Dismissal Committee; to assist with interpretation of assessment data, development of Individual EducationPlans (IEP),
and determine appropriate placement.
- Compiles, reviews, and interprets new information received from other districts and/or professional agencies.
- Establishes and maintains open lines of communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, teachers, and other professionals concerning vital issues of the assessment process.
- Maintains confidentiality of all student information.
- Uses appropriate and accurate written, verbal, and non-verbal communication when conferencing with parents, staff, and other professionals.
- Serves as a liaison between campus and Special Education Department.
- Performs all duties in a safe manner to avoid injury to oneself and/or to others.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by Special Services Director.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: May work prolonged or irregular hours
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress