School Psychologist

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POSITION:           School Psychologist
 
LOCATION:         Exceptional Students Program
 
 QUALIFICATIONS:
 
1. Hold a Masters Degree or higher in School Psychology.
2. Have at least two years of successful experience as a School Psychologist.
3. Have a proven record of working well with teachers, students, parents and administrators.
4. Be a person of high integrity, excellent character and good reputation and possess excellent interpersonal skills.
5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.
 
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
1. Provides interventions to students to support the teaching process and to maximize learning and adjustment.
2. Provide a variety of psychological services in support of regular and special educational students ranging from 2 through 21 years.  These services may involve assessment, program planning, direct or supervised intervention and provision of in-service training.
3 .Provides consultation to parents, teachers, other school personnel, and community agencies to enhance the learning and adjustment of students.
4. Applies ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychologist services and observes relevant laws and policies that govern practice.  Participates in professional organizations and continually seeks to improve professional knowledge and 
    skill.
5. Screen and evaluate referred children including selecting appropriate instruments, administering tests, observations, and writing reports which state the evaluation findings and provide for educational program recommendations.
6. Participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and the individualized education program (IEP) committee contributing evaluation findings and collaborating on the child’s educational plan.
7. Provide collaborative consultation and documentation of results including assisting basic education staff with suggestions and implementation of RTI, pre-referral intervention strategies, and providing recommendations and modifications to assist basic education staff in
    working with special education students in the classroom setting.
8. Consult with parents, teachers, and other appropriate staff regarding the child’s program and any adaptations/materials needed to facilitate improved performance in the classroom or at home.
9. Maintain appropriate data on students to document current levels of performance and other pertinent information. Re-evaluate, as appropriate, to determine extent of progress and effectiveness of services.
10.Perform other duties as assigned.
 
 
REPORTS TO:        Lead Psychologist / Director of Exceptional Students Program
 
SALARY RANGE:    190 contract. Salary in accordance with the DCSS Compensation Guide. 
  
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin and will continue until the position is filled.
 
  

INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD APPLY ONLINE.
  
THE DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR DISABILITY
 
The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.
Dougherty County School System uses the ApplicantTracking system from Aspex Solutions to manage employment applications online.

 

About Us

The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle and 3 high schools), five learning centers and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
 
Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has two institutions of higher education, Albany State University and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interests include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium; the Albany Civil Rights Institute; the Parks at Chehaw; Radium Springs Gardens; and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the  Florida Gulf Coast beaches.


 

Important Note

This document provides descriptive information about the above The Dougherty County School System position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

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Dougherty County School System

1700 Cordell Avenue, Albany, GA 31705, USA , Albany, GA 31705
 

At the following locations

Exceptional Students Program

722 Corn Avenue, Albany, GA 31701, USA , Albany, GA 31701



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,320

State Average: $10,179

% ELL Students

2%

State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio

15.45

State Average: 15.55

% IEP Students

9%

State Average: 12%

FTE

2,237

State Average: 968