School Psychologist Intern for the 2024-2025 School Year
Under the supervision of a School Psychologist, the School Psychologist Intern will provide psychological services to students in accordance with policies and regulations of the school board.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide school personnel with general knowledge regarding psychological services.
- Evaluate and identify students who have learning, behavior, social and/or emotional adjustment problems.
- Administer individual psycho-educational evaluations for the assessment of intelligence, personality, aptitude, achievement and perception.
- Assist in establishing and effecting procedural requirements for the assessment, eligibility and placement of students with disabilities.
- Follow professional best practice and ethical guidelines in the field of school psychology.
- Participate in legal appeals and hearings regarding students who have been evaluated or are in special education programs.
- Consult with principals, teachers, parents and other appropriate individuals to help increase the understanding of students and to help to provide an atmosphere conducive to psychological growth.
- Participate in Child Study Team meetings and special education eligibility meetings regarding students that are the responsibility of Spotsylvania County Public Schools.
- Assist with problem solving model in schools implementing the program through data collection and analysis.
- Interpret test results to parents and teachers.
- Consult on parent-child/teacher-student behavior management/modification strategies.
- Serve as a liaison between residential facilities, institutions, clinics, agencies and other school divisions.
- Conduct in-service workshops or consultative conferences for school personnel on request or as needed.
- Assist school screening committees and resource teachers in determining a need for formal evaluation.
- Conduct short-term individual and/or group counseling as needed.
- Assist with purchase order requests for supplies and equipment needed for psychological services.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Services.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrate leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, staff, administrators, and parents.
- Possess good moral character.
- Possess basic knowledge of curriculum.
- Possess thorough knowledge of elementary, secondary or special education principles, practices and procedures.
- Possess thorough knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Virginia Regulations for Special Education.
- Possess thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching.
- Possess thorough knowledge of school division rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior.
- Demonstrate ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports.
- Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, administration, parents, and outside agency personnel.
Education and Experience (number of years required):
- Candidate must be currently enrolled in a NASP approved School Psychology graduate program or equivalent and in good standing with his/her university program.
- Candidate should have a thorough understanding of psycho-educational assessment, curriculum based measurement, response to intervention and progress monitoring.
- Duties performed typically in school settings to include classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria, auditorium, and recreational areas.
- Frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting up to approximately 30 pounds, and occasional lifting of equipment and/or materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds may be required.
- Other limited physical activities may be required.
- Vocal communication may be required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing may be required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity may be required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.
- The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise and hazards.
- Occasional movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be required.
- Regular instruction to special needs children may be necessary.
- Daily personal and close contact with children to provide classroom management and learning environment support is required.
- Regular contact with staff members, administration, and parents is required.
- Frequent contact with parents by phone and in person is necessary.
- Occasional contact with medical professionals may be required.
Salary: Interns will be compensated through a timesheet. $25,000 paid over the course of the school year.
How to Apply: Click on the link in the top right hand side corner to apply. Follow all instructions to complete a licensed application.