School Psychologist - La Crescent-Hokah School District 21-22 SY
School Districts: La Crescent-Hokah
School Year: 2021-2022
Hiawatha Valley Education District provides special education services to 13 School Districts and 2 Charter Schools within five counties of southeast Minnesota: Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona. Hiawatha Valley Education District also has a Setting IV Behavior Program that provides programming for grades K-12 students with challenging behaviors currently receiving special education services. Along with the behavior program, Hiawatha Valley Education District provides programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Setting IV behavior program and Autism Spectrum Disorder program are located in Kellogg and Caledonia. Hiawatha Valley Education District is committed to providing the best special education services to staff, students, and member districts in southeast Minnesota. Come join our team to be a part of a great organization!
Hiawatha Valley Education District is seeking a talented, self-motivated School Psychologist position serving La Crescent-Hokah School District (.3 FTE) within the Education District. This position is for the 2021-2022 School Year.
- Licensure as a School Psychologist by Minnesota Professional Educator and Licensing and Standard Board (PELSB) required
- Drivers License
Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
- Conducts psychological assessments; evaluates students for special education/section 504 needs, educational skills, social skills and emotional status
- Designs and facilitates programs for children at-risk for failure within the typical learning environment
- Facilitates communication between teachers, administrators, parents and students to find solutions to academic, behavioral, and mental health problems; assists others to understand child issues.
- Provides psychological counseling; helps students, families and school manage crisis situations to minimize their effect on the learning and mental capacity of the child
- Evaluates the effectiveness of academic and behavioral management programs being used; disseminates research for use in evaluations and programs
- Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments and create Behavior Intervention Plans
- Provide leadership to staff and administration in the areas of Multi-Tier Systems of support (MTSS) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
- Facilitate data-team (screening/progress monitoring) and child-study team (individual problem-solving) meetings
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Director of Special Education, building Principal and other administrators.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of child psychology principles, assessments, methods, behavior modification, etc., and current developments in child psychology.
- Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
- Must demonstrate the ability to coordinate special education/section 504 services and comply with special education/section 504 rules and due process requirements
- Must demonstrate knowledge of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) (RtI/PBIS) and various evidence-based practices
Uses standard office equipment such as computer/laptop, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
Travel between School Districts required.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
FLSA Status: Exempt