School Psychologist

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Employment Type
Full-time
Base Salary
$57,105 - $103,163 per YEAR
Benefits
Offers Pension
Start Date
Upcoming School Year
Valid Through
05/28/2022
Position Areas
Specialists

Description

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

EOE

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Staunton City Schools

116 W. Beverly Street , Staunton,, VA 24401
 

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Staunton City Schools

116 W. Beverly Street , Staunton,, VA 24401