School Psychologist

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FRANKLIN COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION
School Psychologist
Job Description
 
Job Title:                               School Psychologist
Department:                         TBD
Supervised by:                     Director of Special Education
Days per year:                     184
Start Date:                          August 5, 2024
 
Job Description
School Psychologists are employed by Franklin Community Schools to work with families and educators to ensure appropriate educational experiences for all children by promoting the use of research-based psychological theory to assist in curriculum, instruction and school reform.
 
Purpose

  • To provide diagnostic and intervention services for students.
 
Preferred Experience
  • Skilled in basic computer operations – Word, spreadsheets, internet use, and data management. Including but not limited to Google platforms
  • Experience in the school setting
 
Qualifications
  • The school psychologist must hold a valid license from the Indiana Department of Education, Division of Professional Standards. Required Licensing Area: School Psychology
  • This position requires an active driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and willingness to travel locally
 
Essential Functions
Purposeful Planning And Preparation
  • Use a wide variety of assessment techniques at an individual, group and systems level to evaluate/identify potential learning difficulties and to monitor progress.
  • Prepare qualitative, comprehensive evaluation reports that identify strengths and weaknesses of students and provide educational recommendations in language that is easily understood by parents and educators.
  • Provide meaningful suggestions/recommendations to the Case Conference Committee based on diagnostic data available. Relate diagnostic information to conference participants in understandable language.
Effective Instruction, Treatment And/Or Instructional Support
  • May facilitate psychoeducational, counseling or therapeutic groups for elementary, middle school and high school students based upon the needs of each school.
Leadership And Professional Responsibilities
  • Interact in a professional manner with students, parents and colleagues
  • Assess the educational and mental health needs of students by participating in school based programs and intervention activities designed to address learning and behavioral difficulties.
  • Recommend strategies to teachers, parents and administrators regarding learning styles, challenges in behavior, social skills and individual needs of students. Provide in-service training to staff, educators, community personnel and parents.
  • Participate in corporation based committees as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with school and community based personnel.
  • Keep current of best professional practices.
  • Assist in the development of initial IEP in collaboration with the case conference committee.
  • Meet the educational and mental health needs of all students by actively participating in school based programs, intervention activities, etc. designed to be proactive in eliminating learning and behavioral difficulties.
  • Strengthen working relationships between educators, parents and community services.
  • Actively seek greater knowledge of the field, through further education, attendance at professional conferences and in-services, and involvement in professional organizations.
  • Attend required meetings and school related activities.
  • Serve as Case Manager for initial multidisciplinary evaluations.
  • Adhere to state / federal / corporation guidelines regarding the referral process.
  • Complete evaluations and reports in a timely and accurate manner by adhering to state / federal guidelines regarding completion of the referral process.
  • Utilize and account for time efficiently.
 
 

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Franklin Community Schools

998 Grizzly Cub Dr. , Franklin, IN 46131
 

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998 Grizzly Cub Dr., Building 2 , Franklin, IN 46131