School Psychologist

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School Psychologist

Position Purpose:  Provide comprehensive school psychological services to students in grades PK-12.
 
Contracted:  10 months 10 days
 
Supervisor:  Director of Student Services 
 
Office will be located at the new school complex.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Conduct comprehensive psychological evaluations that include but are not limited to the assessment of intellectual, developmental, academic, social/emotional and behavioral status.
  • Serve as member of Eligibility Team, presenting assessment results and determining eligibility for special education
  • Interpret and utilize assessment data for the purpose of writing psychological reports and developing written intervention plans.
  • Provide individual and group counseling to students as indicated in their IEPs
  • Consult and collaborate with school administration, instructional staff, and parents regarding the individual behavioral and academic needs of students utilizing functional behavior assessment (FBA) 
  • Provide crisis intervention in response to critical incidents and assists in conducting threat assessments
  • Serve as a member of the Child Study Team at the elementary, intermediate and high school levels, as needed
  • Participate in IEP team meetings, as needed
  • Serve as a member of other school-based teams, as appropriate
  • Assist with crisis intervention
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services
  • Mentor Behavioral Interventionists.
Additional Duties:
Performs other related tasks as assigned.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 
Knowledge of psychological theory and practice including assessment and test theory, diagnostic categories, personality assessment, learning disabilities, statistics, and counseling theories; knowledge of and adherence to legal procedures as contained in local, state, and federal policies governing special education, including IDEA laws and guidelines; knowledge of and adherence to professional and ethical standards of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists; knowledge of counseling techniques, behavioral management techniques, classroom instructional interventions, and parent training strategies.

Equipment:
Uses MCPS computers, servers, switches, scanners and printers, and related equipment for scoring and reporting purposes.

Travel Requirements:
Travel to school district locations to complete evaluations/assist administration and teachers with students’ needs.

REPORTS TODirector of Student Services
 
SALARY:  Commensurate with ability and experience
 
QUALIFICATIONS:    
  • Hold or be eligible for a Pupil Personnel Services License with an endorsement in School Psychology
  • Have experience with administering and interpreting a variety of standardized psychological and educational assessments
  • Have excellent oral and written communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators and colleagues. 

Posted By

Mecklenburg County Public Schools

P.O. Box 190 , Boydton, VA 23917
 

At the following locations

Mecklenburg County High/Middle

25001 Highway 58 , Baskerville, VA 23915