Must hold a license issued by any agency.
The license position area must be in School Psychologist.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
Delivers a planned and coordinated program of psychological services to the students of Petersburg City Public Schools. The School Psychologist supports Petersburg students, staff, families and general community by administering diagnostic psychological tests and making service recommendations, conducting individual and group counseling, providing consultation services to staff and parents, and promoting improved student learning and behavioral outcomes. Reports to Director of Exceptional Education.
Essential Functions: (May not include all duties performed)
Performs comprehensive individual psycho-educational assessments of students, administering and providing interpretation of the results of psychological test batteries which may include tests of intelligence, personality, perception, social/emotional, adaptive functioning and achievement Prepares psychological reports outlining findings, their probable causes, and recommended remedial measures such as curricular adjustments, special learning materials, environmental improvements, class placements, behavior modification programs, and referral to outside agencies Participates in child study meetings and Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings, presenting required data to local screening, disciplinary, and eligibility committees Participates in Manifestation Determination Review meetings, Threat Assessment team meetings, and other team meetings addressing student behavior, discipline, and related matters Provides direct student interventions, including targeted counseling, as documented in the student's or with written parental permission Maintains accurate and careful records of all services provided Maintains current, valid test instruments, including necessary research, training, purchasing, maintenance, and purging of outdated instruments and materials, in accordance with best practices Collaborates with teachers, administrators, community groups, agency staff, or advisory groups as required to support student achievement and school division success Provides and/or coordinates specialized training/workshops to staff that support students' academic and behavioral growth, in conjunction with the schools'/division's goals Assesses and evaluates instructional and behavioral program effectiveness Maintains and reports program data to relevant stakeholders Performs other duties as assigned Individual counseling and problem-solving based on a student's Social and Emotional needs Advocacy for student access to school- and community-based services and instruction by ensuring parents have access to mental health resources for their child to return to the public schools by providing outside resources and meeting with school teams on the difference of mental health and an educational disability. The individual will participate with the division Trauma Leadership Team The individual will participate with the division Social and Emotional Learning Team The individual will participate with the division Virginia Tier System of Support The individual will be required to do monthly Medicaid Billing
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of federal and state mandates and local procedures and regulations relating to special education programs. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to effectively relate with persons from a diverse social and economic background. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software packages, hardware and peripheral equipment. Ability to collaborate effectively with other school personnel, parents and community agencies. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, students and parents. Ability to travel frequently to and from schools/agencies within and without division.