School Psychologist-2391 Phoenix

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SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
 
Location: Phoenix
Employee Status: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Calendar: 10-Month
Pay Rate: $55,526-$73.920
Incentives: Signing Bonus: $1500 for New Certified Staff Members.
Moving Expenses: $1500 for Certified Staff Members from outside of Arizona.
 
CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION
CLASS SUMMAY:
The school psychologist develops and implements comprehensive psychological services for students, which includes direct psychometric and psychoeducational evaluations of Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Blind and/or multiply disabled students. Additional responsibilities include: assisting in the development of educational/behavioral management programs for students through the use of diagnostic and educational/behavioral assessment skills; participating in MET (Multidisciplinary Education Team) and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) conferences and effectively communicating with other team members and parents; conducting psychoeducational evaluations of assigned, new, and continuing students; serving and monitoring classification of MD/MDSSI students; providing timely written reports which include recommendations for program planning; assisting teachers in developing and monitoring behavioral management plans through the use of diagnostic and behavioral assessment skills; providing counseling to referred student; monitoring students who take medication for behavioral therapy; assuming responsibility for professional growth and development through maintenance of professional memberships and workshops; participation in and/or generating research of relevance to school population; obtaining information about a variety of services offered to Deaf/Hard of Hearing school aged children outside the school and assist in obtaining such services when needed. Must utilize appropriate personal protective equipment as required. Participates in MIPS (Medicaid in Public Schools) as directed.
Position will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional that occur from time to time.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

•Approximately three (3) years’ experience in psychological evaluation of deaf and hard of hearing or sensory impaired children

•Experience as a member of a Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team

 
KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Special Education Laws and Regulations
  • Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit
  • Principles and practices of administration and management
  • Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
  • Relevant medical, social, and legal community resources
  • Assessment instruments and methodologies
  • Current relevant research related to psychology and the behavior and learning problems of children
  • Safety procedures
  • Assessment practices with Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, Blind, and multiply-disabled populations
  • Proper English usage, spelling, vocabulary, and basic academic subjects
  • Child development
  • ASL
 
DEMONSTRATED SKILL/ABILITY TO:
  • Work under pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple and changing priorities
  • Use a variety of office and school equipment

  • Analyze information from journal articles, books, research findings, etc.
  • Utilize relevant assessment tools and problem solving techniques specific to psychological educational   assessment
  • Mentor and provide leadership related to school psychology  issues
  • Administer, interpret, and apply testing  results
  • Communicate effectively, both orally/in sign and in writing
  • Assist with the coordination of community-services by sharing information with families on community providers in the area of mental health (Psychology, counseling, behavior, etc...)
  • Counsel, resolve conflict, and problem  solve
  • Interpret and apply laws, regulations, codes, ethical considerations and   policies
  • Utilize a variety of computer-based  technologies
  • Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, demonstrating tact, diplomacy, and patience
 
LICENSING/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check
  • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
  • Master's Degree, advanced degree or equivalent in Psychology/School Psychology
  • Certified by a national certifying association (e.g., National Association of School Psychologists) or State of Arizona as School Psychologist
  • AHCCCS number for Medicaid billing within four months of hire
  BENEFITS Benefit eligible employees have a variety of choices for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, supplemental and dependent life insurance.  Offered plans provide exceptional value to our employees and their eligible dependents.   Employees have a 31-day period from effective date of hire to elected coverage.  Elected benefits could start as early as 2 weeks after hire. 
Benefit eligible employees are automatically covered for basic life, non-smokers, accidental death and dismemberment and seat belt insurance
Benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the State’s retirement plan and long-term disability (LTD) program.  Enrollment is mandatory and is subject to a 26-week waiting period before initial enrollment.  Employees may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.  Benefit Options also offer Employee Self-Service, Wellness, Tuition Discount, Travel Reduction, Auto & Home Insurance and Purchase Discount Programs.   CONTACT INFORMATION For more information contact the Recruiter at: HumanResources.Recruitment@asdb.az.gov
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
 
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

 
 
   
 

Posted By

AZ State School for the Deaf and Blind

PO Box 88510 , Tucson, AZ 85754
 

At the following locations

School for the Deaf-Phoenix

7654 North 19th Avenue , Phoenix, AZ 85021