School Psychologist Intern for the 2024-2025 School Year

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Job Summary:
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.

Physical Demands/Requirements:

  • 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. 

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Spotsylvania County Public Schools

6717 Smith Station Road , Spotsylvania, VA 22553

At the following locations

Administrative Services - Student Support Services

8020 River Stone Drive , Fredericksburg, VA 22407