SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST (PROJECTED OPENING FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR)

Fort Leavenworth USD 207

Fort Leavenworth , Kansas

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Job Description

USD 207, Fort Leavenworth School District

 

TITLE OF POSITION:                      School Psychologist

DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO:          Deputy Superintendent

CONTRACT PERIOD:                       193 Days, Classified Position within the Bargaining unit

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:     Minimum of an Education Specialist Degree                                    

CERTIFICATION:                            Valid Kansas School Psychology License

EXPERIENCE Required:                  Experience preferred

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The School Psychologist will identify and assess the learning, development, and adjustment characteristics and needs of individuals and groups of students, as well as, the environmental factors that may affect the learning and adjustment of students. Daily, the school psychologist will work with school personnel to coordinate and facilitate evaluations, evaluation meetings, pre-staffings, as well as develop Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and identify/recommend research-based interventions. Moreover, the School Psychologist will provide consultation to parents, teachers, other school personnel, and community agencies to enhance the learning and adjustment of students. The position requires an individual to apply ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychological services and observe relevant laws and policies that govern practice. The School Psychologist will report directly to the building principals and Special Education Administration.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Assessment and Interpretation:

  • Assist in early identification of students’ learning, social-emotional, and behavioral needs
  • Select and administer assessments appropriate to the focus of concern and according to NASP professional standards
  • Select and administer assessments with consideration of the characteristics of the student or group of students (i.e. ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic considerations)
  • Assist in identifying factors in the learning environment that may affect a student and determine the degree of impact
  • Integrate data from assessment procedures and develop hypotheses relative to instructional and educational programing and program eligibility and placement

 

Consultation and communication:

  • Effectively communicate knowledge and ideas orally and in writing to students, parents, and school personnel
  • Maintain effective interpersonal relationships and communication in the professional setting
  • Consult with teachers, other school personnel, and parents about ways to facilitate learning and adjustment for individual and groups of students
  • Consult with teachers and other school personnel on classroom, school, and/or building needs
  • Provide liaison and coordination between the school system and other relevant agencies to facilitate services for student and families
  • Consult and communicate information and education in the application of learning theory, child development, and other psychological principles to school personnel and parents

 

Program planning and development:

  • Assist teachers in the planning, development, and evaluation of Individual Education Plans to meet identified learning and adjustment needs
  • Assist teachers in identifying research based strategies to maximize student learning and engagement
  • Assist school personnel in analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating data and evaluation results
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings for initial and three year re-evaluations.
  • Coordinate and facilitate pre-staffing meetings for initial and three year re-evaluations
  • Job Category: Student Services > Psychologist
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