School Psychologist for the 2022-2023 School Year
Job | Posted 4 months ago
Provide psychological services to students in accordance with policies and regulations of the school board.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide school personnel with general knowledge regarding psychological services.
- Evaluate and identify students who have learning, behavior, social and/or emotional adjustment problems.
- Administer individual psycho-educational evaluations for the assessment of intelligence, personality, aptitude, achievement and perception.
- Assist in establishing and effecting procedural requirements for the assessment, eligibility and placement of students with disabilities.
- Follow professional best practice and ethical guidelines in the field of school psychology.
- Participate in legal appeals and hearings regarding students who have been evaluated or are in special education programs.
- Consult with principals, teachers, parents and other appropriate individuals to help increase the understanding of students and to help to provide an atmosphere conducive to psychological growth.
- Participate in Child Study Team meetings and special education eligibility meetings regarding students that are the responsibility of Spotsylvania County Schools.
- Assist with problem solving model in schools implementing the program through data collection and analysis.
- Interpret test results to parents and teachers.
- Consult on parent-child/teacher-student behavior management/modification strategies.
- Serve as a liaison between residential facilities, institutions, clinics, agencies and other school divisions.
- Conduct in-service workshops or consultative conferences for school personnel on request or as needed.
- Assist school screening committees and resource teachers in determining a need for formal evaluation.
- Conduct short-term individual and/or group counseling as needed.
- Assist with purchase order requests for supplies and equipment needed for psychological services.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Services.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrate leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, staff, administrators, and parents.
- Possess good moral character.
- Possess basic knowledge of curriculum.
- Possess thorough knowledge of elementary, secondary or special education principles, practices and procedures.
- Possess thorough knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Virginia Regulations for Special Education.
- Possess thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching.
- Possess thorough knowledge of school division rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior.
- Demonstrate ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports.
- Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, administration, parents, and outside agency personnel.
Education and Experience (number of years required):
- Candidate must possess at least a master’s degree and certification in school psychology from an accredited college or university.
- Candidate must be eligible for licensure in Virginia as a school psychologist.
- Candidate is preferred to have a minimum of five (5) years experience in education.
- Candidate should have a thorough understanding of psycho-educational assessment, curriculum based measurement, response to intervention and progress monitoring.
- Duties performed typically in school settings to include classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria, auditorium, and recreational areas.
- Frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting up to approximately 30 pounds, and occasional lifting of equipment and/or materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds may be required.
- Other limited physical activities may be required.
- Vocal communication may be required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing may be required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity may be required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.
- The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise and hazards.
- Occasional movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be required.
- Regular instruction to special needs children may be necessary.
- Daily personal and close contact with children to provide classroom management and learning environment support is required.
- Regular contact with staff members, administration, and parents is required.
- Frequent contact with parents by phone and in person is necessary.
- Occasional contact with medical professionals may be required.
Salary: 10 month starting salary $48,555. Commensurate based on experience (with an additional stipend of $2,820). New employees to Spotsylvania County Public Schools will be compensated for up to 20 years of experience.
For additional questions regarding the position or the application process please contact Julie Young at email@example.com.
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