Staunton City Schools, located in historic Staunton, Virginia in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, is seeking highly qualified applicants for an anticipated School Psychologist position for the 2022-23 academic school year.
210 Day (10.5-month) Contract SUMMARY:
The School Psychologist conducts tests and evaluates the needs and educational programs of referred students; plans and assists in implementation of programs to enable students to attain appropriate achievement and adjustment; consults with teachers and parents regarding such needs and/or issues.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following functions/tasks:
Provides school personnel with general knowledge regarding psychological services; Assists in establishing and effecting procedural requirements for the assessment, eligibility, and placement of students with disabilities; Administers individual and group psychodiagnostic evaluations and conducts observations for the assessment of intelligence/scholastic aptitude, adaptive behavior, academic achievement, emotional/personal/social adjustment, educational readiness, sensory and perceptual-motor functioning, and environmental influences; Conducts and participates in conferences with parents, teachers and principals and others; Provides written reports, including recommendations plus oral interpretations to school personnel, parents, students and others; Consults with principals, teachers, parents and other appropriate individuals to help to provide an atmosphere conducive to academic, social and emotional student development; Conducts short-term individual and/or group counseling. Refers students and parents to appropriate mental health professionals when long-term treatment is indicated; Consults with parents and school staff to develop, implement and evaluate functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans; Assists school screening committees and staff in developing needed supports, interventions and evaluations; Participates in division-wide committees that will affect the education of children such as the Special Education Advisory Committee, the Gifted/Talented Advisory Committee and the School Health Advisory Committee; Provides in-service programs to school personnel and/or parents in order to upgrade skills in areas such as behavior management, parenting skills, teaching exceptional children, interpersonal relations, and disabling conditions; Supports school counselors and other school-based staff in working with community health agencies to meet the needs of students and families; Supervises and coordinates activities of the school psychology intern and practicum students working in the school system; Conducts services and evaluations in a legal, ethical and professional manner; Assists with individual schools and/or school division in order to facilitate a coordinated response to school-level and/or division-wide crisis situation (as determined by the division-wide Crisis Plan). Maintains and respects confidentiality of student and school personnel information, while maintaining the safety and welfare for all students and staff members; Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities; Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services.
POST OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, employment reference check, and receipt of the Child Abuse and Neglect Training Certificate.
Full Benefits Package