JobID 4690 : School Psychologist (#1635364)

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SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

FTE:  1.0

Calendar:  195 Days

Priority Screen Date:  Close of business on June 19, 2019

 

 
The job of School Psychologist is done for the purpose/s of measuring and interpreting the intellectual, adaptive, academic, social and emotional development of children; interpreting results of psychological studies; interpreting and applying state and federal codes; and developing strategies and interventions to address the special education needs of eligible students.

The student population that school psychologists work with includes, but is not limited to, those with various degrees of disability, as well as those resistant to the usual kinds of interventions. There is also a large population of students from various minority groups whose primary language is other than English. The school psychologist should be able to team with and communicate intervention skills to school-based employees.

Functions:
  • Administers standardized and/or supplemental assessments for the purpose of measuring the intellectual, adaptive, academic, social and emotional development of children and/or determining eligibility for services in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Assesses students' functional capabilities and home and/or classroom environment for the purpose of determining student's functional level and developing recommendations and/or placement.
  • Communicates with students and/or parents with teachers and/or other personnel for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts.
  • Compiles information from a variety of sources (e.g. teachers, nurse, probation officer, mental health agencies, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of producing a comprehensive evaluation report in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Consults with teachers, parents, other personnel and/or outside professionals for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services and/or making recommendations.
  • Coordinates with community agencies including medical, judicial, social service and mental health services for the purpose of determining appropriate treatments, etc. to meet the needs of specific students.
  • Counsels students, parents and guardians for the purpose of enhancing student success in school.
  • Develops behavior plans, curriculum modifications, etc. for the purpose of implementing treatment programs.
  • Facilitates meetings, processes, etc. for the purpose of meeting curriculum guidelines and/or ensuring that state mandates are achieved.
  • Implements school wide program development and program evaluation (e.g. crisis intervention services, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring effective programs to assist children who experience physical, mental, social or emotional difficulties.
  • Intervenes in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students for the purpose of assisting students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
  • Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. extension requests, correspondence, memos, behavior plans, Medicaid billings, reports, required documentation, Psych Ed Summary, Psych Report, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
  • Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' functional goals.
  • Supervises interns, practicum students and others for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth and achieving overall objectives of school's curriculum.

Qualifications:
  • Have a valid State of Utah School Psychologist License.
  • Have an ESL endorsement or obtain one within 4 year of employment.
  • Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in the employer’s sole discretion.
  • Communicates with students in a multi-media environment.
  • Training in the following professional skills:  Psychoeducational assessment;  interpretation of test scores and report writing; assessment practices with culturally and linguistically diverse students;  behavior assessment including functional analysis of behavior;  design of behavior interventions; collaborative team development and consultation;  working knowledge of a range of disabilities described by special education classifications
  • Interest in working with a population characterized by culturally and linguistically diverse students.  
  • Good organizational and human relations abilities.  
Salary:  Teacher Schedule
 
 

Posted By

Salt Lake City School District

440 E 100 S, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111
 

Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,135 (USD)

State Average: $7,571 (USD)

% ELL Students

21%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 22.85

% IEP Students

12%

State Average: 12%

FTE

State Average: 338