School Psychologist

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Start Date
09/14/2020

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
 
Position:                  School Psychologist
 
Supervisor:              Director of Student Support Services      
 
Work Site:                Central Consolidated Administrative Complex or Assigned School
 
Summary:        
Improve the academic and behavioral performance of students through the provision of assessment and consultative services to the local education agencies.
           
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of students referred for multifactorial evaluations.
  • Complete required reports of assessments in a timely manner.
  • Interpret results of evaluations to school personnel, parents, other concerned professionals, and to students (whenever this is deemed appropriate).
  • Serve as a member of the Individual Education Program committee to assist in the development of an individualized plan to enable students with disabilities to progress educationally.
  • Provide consultation to school personnel to develop academic and behavioral intervention strategies to improve student performance and success.
  • Provide assistance and support to classroom teachers, or other school staff, when requested to assist in implementing a students’ individual education program.
  • Participate in case staffing as requested by supervisor.
  • Participate in and provide In-service training as requested by supervisor.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and committee meetings as required.
  • Maintain knowledge of most current and relevant developments in the field of school psychology and special education as it pertains to this job description.
  • Possess knowledge of current assessment tools recommended for use with a multi-cultural student population.
  • Possess or develop cross-cultural assessment skills that are applicable in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Visit the home or work site of parents to conduct interviews or collect assessment data, as needed.
  • Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines and local, state and federal laws.
  • Accept other responsibilities and duties assigned by supervisor
  • Support district and school efforts to keep CCSD safe and secure
  • Complete and comply with all required trainings annually
  • Adhere to NM Code of Ethical Responsibility of the Education Profession (NMAC 6.60.9.8)
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate
  • NM PED School Psychologist License
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Dine language, culture, and history preferred
  • Good communication skills and customer service skills
 
Physical/Job Requirements:
Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, reaching, kneeling, driving a vehicle, traveling long distances, writing, typing, word processing, reading, researching information, and effective communication skills.
 
Safety and Health:
  • Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions
  • Completed and cleared background check
  • Pass drug test if required for position
  • Knowledge and compliance with district and school Safety Plans
 
Equipment/Material Handled:
  • Multimedia equipment, including current technology
  • Equipment/materials relevant to the job responsibilities
  • Valid driver license and insurable by district if necessary
 
Work Environment:
  • Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature and air quality
  • Work interruptions
  • Flexibility
  • Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision
  • Must complete applications and assignments within the timeframes allowed
  • Extended work hours, on occasion
  • Each psychologist will be provided one permanent office space. A room conducive to conducting valid assessments will be provided at each assigned school
  • Visit the home or work site of patents to conduct interviews or collect assessment data, as needed
 
Term of Employment:
  • Exempt
  • One-year contract
 
 
 
 
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My signature signifies that if selected for the position: 
 
  • I have reviewed the contents of the job description and I am aware of the expectations of the position. 
 
  • The job description is meant as a guideline and, in the absence of specific direction, I understand that I must make reasonable decisions and must act on those decisions to ensure that the District, school and department goals are met.
 
  • I understand that I will be evaluated in accordance with the District’s evaluation guidelines and the job description will be included in the evaluation process.
 
  • I am able to perform all the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation(s) and agree that I will notify the Human Resources Department if I wish to request reasonable accommodation(s).
 
 
                                                                                                                                   
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Central Consolidated Schools

P.O. Box 1199, Shiprock, NM 87420
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$12,371

State Average: $11,258

% ELL Students

19%

State Average: 16%

Student Teacher Ratio

15.50

State Average: 15.45

% IEP Students

14%

State Average: 15%

FTE

730

State Average: 228