JobID 921 : School Psychologists (FT & PT Position) for 2020-2021 School Year (#769581)

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School Psychologists for the 2020-2021 School Year
Full-time position (1.0 FTE):  to be based at three school sites:  Canyon View Elementary, Valley View Early Learning Center & Orange Grove Middle School
& Part-time position (.4 FTE):  to be based at Esperero Canyon Middle School

Valid Arizona "School Psychologist" certificate from the Arizona Department of Education to practice as a School Psychologist

  • Master’s degree in Psychology or Educational Psychology required; Education Specialist or Doctoral degree preferred
  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license and clear driving record
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, preferred

Under the administrative direction of the Director of Student Services, performs work of considerable difficulty developing psychological assessments of students and developing and implementing intervention and treatment plans.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Provides consultation to students, teachers, staff, and parents regarding social/emotional, behavioral, and/or academic behavior;
  • Participates in psycho-educational evaluations;
  • Conducts record reviews;
  • Administers psychological, educational, and other individual assessments to students;
  •  Interprets the results of individual, class, school, and district assessments; 
  • Observes children in classroom settings and assesses psychological needs; 
  • Interviews teachers, parents and students and gathers information about child behavior and conditions related to learning; 
  • Interprets and integrates data and develops school programs to meet the special needs of students; 
  • Collaborates with site special education teams to make special education decisions;
  • Consults with parents, teachers and other staff members in developing and implementing plans;
  • Serves as a resource to committees, school administrators, and school personnel surrounding issues and events that would benefit from the specific skill set of a school psychologist;
  • Plans and delivers a program of psychological services, including counseling for children, parents and teachers; 
  • Conducts interventions, individual counseling and group therapy sessions;
  • Conducts site-based educational research, as assigned;
  • Prepares case summary reports and federally and state mandated reports;
  • Maintains accurate and confidential records of students;
  • Participates in trainings, conferences, meetings, workshops, and other professional development activities as required or as assigned;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of state and local laws and CFSD rules and regulations regarding psychological assessment of students
  • Knowledge of psychological testing and protocols
  • Knowledge of psychological counseling principles, practices and theories
  • Skill in assessing psychological needs and developing and implementing treatment plans
  • Skill in delivering psychological counseling
  • Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, administrators, students, parents and medical professionals

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education & Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Psychology or Educational Psychology required; Education Specialist or Doctoral degree preferred
  • Valid Arizona School Psychologist certificate from the Arizona Department of Education to practice as a School Psychologist
  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license and clear driving record
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, preferred
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of school psychology
  • Must be able to interpret laws, policies, and guidelines relating to school psychology
  • Requires the ability to work with teachers, parents, coaches, sponsors, and students in a variety of situations and work effectively in a team-oriented school
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and respectfully with staff, parents, and students from diverse backgrounds
 Computer Proficiency: Microsoft Excel, Outlook/Gmail, PowerPoint & Word, and specialized IEP software

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Work involves the performance of duties where physical exertion is often required to perform functions of the position.  Work may involve standing for extended time periods, sitting, bending, reaching and grasping.  Occasional lifting and carrying weights up to 50 pounds may be required. Vision and hearing must be acceptable to perform job functions.  Verbal communicative ability required in public contact positions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Works indoors – classroom environment.  Outdoors – playground, exposure to all weather conditions and temperatures.  Exposure to noise, dust and fumes.  Extensive contact with students, parents and teachers.
 
Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities identified in this position description are illustrative only and are in no way intended to be a complete list of activities that may be required of an incumbent.
 
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


 

Posted By

Catalina Foothills Unified District

2101 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,026 (USD)

State Average: $8,651 (USD)

% ELL Students

1%

State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio

18.78

State Average: 23.13

% IEP Students

9%

State Average: 12%

FTE

489

State Average: 143