School Psychologist (2020-2021 SY)
POSITION PURPOSE: The School Psychologist is a credentialed professional with specialized knowledge regarding social, emotional, cognitive, physical, language, academic forces in children which affect the learning process. One of the essential means for achieving positive change in the child is through the use of advanced intervention, prevention, and follow-up techniques and processes as provided by professionally trained psychologists. The primary objective is the application of this specialized knowledge to ameliorate school related problems and to facilitate learning and development. The School Psychologist provides services to children, parents, teachers, administrators, paraprofessional staff, community agencies and the school system through a variety of special, unique methods.
- Conducts Psychological examinations of referred students.
- .Interprets diagnosis to school personnel, other concerned professionals, parents, and the student.
- Makes recommendations on ways to assist a student referred for psychological evaluation.
- Conducts individual, group, or facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed Problems. (permission of the supervising psychologist required).
- Participates in Special Services LD Team meetings.Participates in Special Services staffing committee meetings as requested.
- Serves as a resource person concerning learning handicaps for teachers and other school personnel.
- Participates in in-service training programs.Attends scheduled staff meetings and committee meetings as needed.
- Keeps abreast of new developments in the field.
- Must have a valid South Carolina teaching certificate or be able to obtain one within 60 days from being hired.
- A Master's degree with a major in psychology or counseling from an approved institution is required.
- Must have completed a program of study in Psychology from an accredited college or university.
Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:
Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.
Sit, stand and walk for required periods of time.
Speak and hear.
Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
Communicate effectively in English, using proper grammar and vocabulary. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, technology equipment, computers, and/or controls.
- Work effectively with and respond to diverse cultures or backgrounds.
- Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech, and dress in a neat, clean and professional manner for the assignment and work setting.
- Have regular and punctual attendance.
- Follow all District policies, work procedures, and reasonable requests by the proper authorities.
REPORTS TO: Principal
DAYS PER YEAR: 190
SALARY CLASSIFICATION: Paid on the Certified Personnel Salary Schedule
EMPLOYEE GROUP: Certified
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Must apply online by completing an "Certified" application and adding this specific job to your online application.
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
EMPLOYEE'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT:
1. I have reviewed the above position description and understand its contents.
2. I am aware that my position description may be revised or updated at any time and once notified of changes, I remain responsible for knowledge of its contents.
3. I hereby certify that I possess the physical and mental ability to fulfill the essential functions of the above position with or without reasonable accommodation(s). If I require accommodation(s) in order to fulfill any or all of these functions, I agree to provide information to the District regarding the requested accommodation(s).
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