School Psychologist

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Start Date
11/12/2021
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TITLE: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master’s degree from an accredited educational institution.

2. Certified as School Psychologist and appropriate Licensure by the state of Florida.

3. Internship in a school setting preferred.

4. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the board may find appropriate and acceptable.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of child growth and development tests; test and measurement theory and foundations; and community resources and services available for student assistance.  Ability to conduct comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations of students; to verbally communicate and consult effectively with parents, school personnel, and the public; to communicate results of evaluation findings in written reports and correspondence; to assist students, parents, and school personnel in the resolution of problems in student learning, behavior, and mental health; and the ability to interact successfully with parents, school personnel, and administrators.  Skills in communicating effectively orally and in writing.  Skills and ability to apply and interpret federal, state, and local laws and policies governing the provision of educational services to students with disabilities.  Knowledge of laws and rules relating to education and other services for persons with disabilities.


REPORTS TO: Director of Exceptional Student Education


JOB GOAL: To improve the academic achievement, behavioral/social skills, and emotional well-being of all students through direct contact with students or through testing and consultation with other professionals.
 

SUPERVISES: Assigned support personnel

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Participate in needs assessment activities, planning, and development of interventions, programs, and/or services to students.

2. Participate in Child Study/Collaborative Problem Solving, eligibility, and IEP committees, as assigned, to help meet the needs of identified students.

3. Establish long and short range plans designed specifically to support the district exceptional  student education plan.

4. Select, develop, or modify psychological assessment materials which identify learning needs of students with diverse cultural and socio-economic background, learning styles, and special needs.

5. Plan and prepare intervention strategies for parents and teachers that are effective and contribute to a climate where students become engaged in meaningful learning experiences.

6. Assist schools and the district in preparing for changing curriculum and service needs. 

7. Maintain and prepare periodic records as required.

8. Implement and coordinate school-wide and district-wide psychological services and activities.

9. Manage time efficiently.

10. Manage materials and equipment effectively.

11. Assist in early identification of students’ school-related problems.

12. Conduct valid psychological and psycho-educational assessments according to professional standards.  Prepare reports of these services within time limits established by administrative rule or other controlling regulations.

13. Analyze and interpret information to make diagnoses and recommendations regarding needs for services.

14. Evaluate school psychological services.

15. Provide follow-up conferences with parents and teachers to interpret and develop alternative instructional strategies for students with special needs.

16. Seek out new data sources which will provide evidence of student growth and/or the identification of developmental needs and share these findings with principals and other instructional leaders.

17. Conduct a comprehensive follow-up with tested students to determine the effectiveness and implementation levels of recommendations.

18. Suggest realistic and effective intervention strategies for teachers to use with students.

19. Work effectively with students, parents, colleagues, community agencies and staff.

20. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a broad curriculum base.

21. Use a variety of strategies to formulate recommendations appropriate for students from diverse backgrounds with different learning styles and special needs.

22. Specialize in recognizing overt indicators of student distress or abuse and take appropriate intervention, referral, or reporting actions.

23. Provide direct observation and/or crises intervention as necessary and/or requested.

24. Consult with parents, other school staff, and teachers about ways to facilitate the learning and adjustment of students.

25. Use effective consultative behaviors.

26. Interpret educational policies, programs, and procedures related to psychological services.

27. Enlist the cooperation of parents in examining the family situation and together assess the strengths and problem areas.

28. Conduct inservice training for faculty and staff.

29. Demonstrate professional growth and continuing improvement of professional knowledge and skills.

30. Assist others in acquiring knowledge and understanding of psychological services.

31. Conduct a personal assessment periodically to determine professional growth needs with reference to the specific instructional assignment and district programs.

32. Participates in district sponsored staff development programs.

33. Act in a professional and ethical manner and adhere at all times to the professional Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

34. Perform and fulfill professional responsibilities.

35. Support district and local school improvement initiatives, services, and programs.

36. Contribute to the overall district and school mission by supporting various school committees and services.

37. Share experience and new learning by mentoring new colleagues.

38. Conduct psychological services program in a manner which ensures that student growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area and/or student program classification.

39. Performs other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.

40. All other such job related duties as shall be assigned by the immediate supervisor, the Superintendent of Schools, or the Board.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Light work:  Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the district’s board-approved salary schedule.  Length of  the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the district.

 

EVALUATION: Performance of this position will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor.

ADOPTED: 9/22/98

Posted By

Hendry County School District

P.O. Box 1980 , LaBelle, FL 33975
 

At the following locations

District ESE

25 E. Hickpochee , LaBelle, FL 33935