Job Description

Openings as of 9/18/2018
Special Education

  • 2018-2019 Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (193 Days) JobID: 2090
  • Position Type:
    Special Education/Licensed Psychologist

  • Date Posted:
    4/17/2018

  • Location:
    Various Campuses

  •   Job Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Wage/Hour Status: Exempt

    Department/School: Assigned Campus(es) Pay Grade: Salary Schedule
    Function: Learning

    Reports to: Director of Special Education HR Date Approved: September, 2006


    SUMMARY:

    Performs professional psychological work in assessment, behavior management, and counseling for students with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Assesses the psychological and psycho-educational needs of students referred to special education services.


    BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties and responsibilities noted herein, however, this list represents examples only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
    • Model core organizational beliefs and values; communicate openly and effectively within and across teams to maximize student success.
    • Select and administer assessments and observations to evaluate the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of referred students and to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and state regulations; score and interpret test data.
    • Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results; consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.
    • Develop psychological evaluation reports and behavior management plans.
    • Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with appropriate placement and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures.
    • Serve as case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students on assigned campuses as needed.
    • Conduct group, individual, and family counseling sessions and facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed problems.
    • Serve as consultant on mental health topics for instructors in the school health program.
    • Consult with school staff regarding implementation of behavior intervention plans and in managing behaviorally disruptive students.
    • Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel with identifying and understanding students with emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances.
    • Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed.
    • Utilize effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
    • Establish and maintain professional communication with parents, students, and district personnel; ensure that all interactions are supportive, courteous, and respectful.
    • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of psychological services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings; assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.
    • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories.
    • Comply with all policies, operating procedures, legal requirements, and verbal and written directives; comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
    • Pursue professional development activities that align with district goals and initiatives and current professional research.
    • Comply with the Employee Standards of Conduct.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.


    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned interns or trainees.*
    * An LSSP must have a minimum of three years of experience providing psychological services in the public school to provide supervision of an intern or trainee.


    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
    • Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning for educational purposes
    • Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies including behavior management interventions
    • Knowledge of psycho-social development
    • Strong consultation skills for conferencing with teachers, parents, and students
    • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Education/Certification:
    • Master’s degree in psychology
    • Valid Texas license as a licensed specialist in school psychology

    Experience:
    • Two (2) years successful experience providing psychology services in an educational setting


    MENTAL/PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
    • Maintain emotional control under stress
    • Frequent district-wide travel to multiple work locations as assigned
    • Moderate lifting and carrying; may be required to lift and transfer students to and from wheelchair or assist with positioning students with physical disabilities




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