Job Title: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
Exemption Status: Exempt
Reports to: Special Education Supervisor
Date Revised: 07/2021
Dept./School: Assigned Campus
MCS school psychologists are members of school teams that promote prevention and early intervention through multi-tiered system of supports. Their unique training makes them qualified to support schools in data-based decision making and effective practices in the areas of academics, social-emotional learning and behavior. They have a strong skill set in collaboration with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
Licensed by TDOE as a School Psychologist
Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities:
- Strong understanding of Multi-Tiered System of Supports for the purpose of interpreting the data, supporting equitable access to core instruction, aligning increasingly intensive interventions to a student’s individual needs and determining eligibility for special education services using the state of TN criteria.
- Collaborate with other specialist (behavioral specialist, occupational and physical therapists, counselors, speech-language pathologists, etc.) for the purpose of creating and delivering effective, evidence based supports to students.
- Administer assessments for the purpose of measuring the cognitive, academic, adaptive, social and emotional development of students and/or determining the eligibility for services in compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Collaborate with other staff with aligning academic, social-emotional and behavioral interventions as well as supporting teams with continuous monitoring systems.
- Compiles information from a variety of sources for the purpose of producing a comprehensive evaluation or screening report in compliance with established guidelines.
- Collaborate with and support families so they better understand their children’s learning and mental health needs.
- Consult with principals, teachers, and support personnel relative to specific educational and adjustment concerns, analysis and interventions.
- Participate in meetings, workshops and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
- Consult with and support school teams for the purpose of creating smooth transitions to and from school and community learning environments, such as residential treatment centers.
- Assist with crisis prevention and intervention services.
- Any other duties as assigned by the Director of Schools, Special Education Supervisor or the MCS Board of Education.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer, and other instructional equipment
Posture: Standing, sitting, frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Frequent walking
Lifting: Light lifting (less than 15 pounds) occasional heavy lifting (15-30 pounds) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, may work prolonged or irregular hours
Environment: Work Inside
Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress
This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.