LICENSED SPECIALIST IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY

Location
San Antonio, TX, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 03, 2020
Ref
13238494
JOB DESCRIPTION

LOCATION: DISTRICT WIDE

POSITION: LICENSED SPECIALIST IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Certification:
* Master's degree in Psychology from accredited college or university
* Valid Texas license as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology granted by the
Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Special Knowledge and Skills:
* 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

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Two years experience providing psychology services in an educational
setting

JOB DESCRIPTION: Perform professional psychological work in assessment, behavior management, and
counseling for students with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and
behavioral problems. Assess the psychological needs of students referred to special
education services.

DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.
Develop psychological evaluation reports and behavior management plans.
Conduct or 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.

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 identification and understanding of students with emotional,
social, and behavioral disturbances.

Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test
results.

LSSP (con't)

Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of
students and interpretation of assessment data.

Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community
agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of
students as needed.

Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with
students and parents.

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 policies established by federal and state law, State Board of
Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of psychological services,
assessment, placement, and planning for special education services.

Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.
Perform other duties as assigned.

OTHER INFORMATION: Mental & Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent district-wide travel, ability to lift and
carry 40+ lbs. May be required to lift and transfer students to and from wheelchair or
assist with positioning students with physical disabilities.

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