Position: School Psychologist
Reports to: Special Education Director
Salary Information: $75,000
If you are looking for an exciting way to make a difference in the lives of students and families, Epic Charter School may be for you! Our goal is to allow our students to be all that they can be while bringing teachers and families together educationally to realize each student’s individual potential. Part of our uniqueness is that we are not a standard brick-and-mortar school - we work within a blended virtual environment.
Our School Psychologist is responsible for the evaluation of students with emotional, social, and/or behavioral concerns, including assisting in the evaluations for suspected Autism for the special education department. Successful candidates should also have the following experiences and characteristics:
- - Have an eagerness to learn and a growth mindset;
- - Hold exceptionally high standards for the quality of work and a reflex to improve at every turn;
- - Have well-developed emotional intelligence and moral character;
- - Possess an ability to build strong relationships, thoughtfully navigate challenging situations, and get excellent results from others; and
- - Have problem-solving and clear communication skills.
- - Master's Degree
- - Licensure by the State of Oklahoma
- - Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to present effectively and persuasively.
- - Knowledge of best practices for evaluation and consultation and research-based intervention strategies/models
- - Prior clinical or educational experience
- - Knowledge of special education law and compliance
- - Passionate commitment to the mission of school choice
- - Relationship-building and relationship management skills.
- - Excellent organization and time management skills.
- - Ability to learn quickly, work independently and to be effective in a fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
- - Assume responsibility for the organization and operation of work within the area of supporting students and staff working with special education students following federal program guidelines as directed by the district and as specified in 34 Code of Federal Regulations §300.208 (a)(1)
- - Facilitate case management of evaluations through involvement with intervention and/or evaluation team meetings, consultation with parents and teachers, observations, and behavior management plans
- - Evaluate the intellectual, emotional, behavioral, and/or adaptive behavior functioning of referred students
- - Determine and utilize appropriate tests for evaluations, score and interpret test data, write psychological evaluation reports, and behavior management plans
- - Participate as member of IEP Team as needed and when appropriate
- - Be available for consultations regarding program/service effectiveness
- - Make recommendations for Special Education eligibility of students for special education programs on the basis of emotional disturbance and /or other disabilities
- - Take initiative to develop professional skills appropriate to job assignments
- - Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, moral, and responsible
- - Consult with school staff and parents regarding children with social, emotional, and/or behavioral problems as well as cognitive impairments
- - Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information as well as evaluation results
- - Consult with parents, teachers, principals, special education staff, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, social, and behavioral functioning of referred students when necessary
- - Follow all rules, regulations, and policies of Epic Charter School and follow directives from supervisor(s)
- - Follow attendance policy as assigned by supervisor
- - Some instate travel will be required. Mileage will be paid according to Epic policies and procedures.
- - Perform other functions that may be assigned by the Administration and/or supervisor