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.
- 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.
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.
Uses MCPS computers, servers, switches, scanners and printers, and related equipment for scoring and reporting purposes.
Travel to school district locations to complete evaluations/assist administration and teachers with students’ needs.
REPORTS TO: Director of Student Services
SALARY: Commensurate with ability and experience
- 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.