School Psychologist Eligibility Pool
Job Description / Essential Elements:
ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
CLASS TITLE: PSYCHOLOGIST
Under the direction of an Assistant Superintendent- Student Services, conduct assessments of the psycho-educational needs of referred students; provide consultative services or techniques to facilitate student learning and development; provide short-term counseling services to special education students, as IEP teams designate, and regular education students, by agreement of the psychologist and site administrator; assist school patrons in gaining access to services from outside agencies and community service providers.
Administer psycho-educational assessments and periodic re-evaluations of referred students as outlined by the student's assessment plan; prepare written reports of assessment findings with diagnoses and specific recommendations.
Participate in IEP meetings as appropriate; facilitate teams as necessary to accomplish proper results.
Provide consultative support as a subject expert to teachers, administrators, parents and students for regular and special education programs; consult with administrators, teachers and parents regarding mental health issues/interventions, substance abuse, understanding cultures, and the evaluation of educational programs and progress of students through various testing programs; provide support to administrators and teachers regarding classroom environment/school climate, student behavior, child development, learning problems and strategies, family/peer relationships, general education program options, special education procedures and guidelines, and the Gifted and Talented program; participate in discussions regarding promotion/retention and acceleration issues; assist with staff development as appropriate.
Provide short-term counseling with referred students and families; assist with expulsions as referred.
Recommend alternative approaches or techniques to facilitate the attainment of goals and objectives for individual students, groups of students, classrooms and schools.
Perform crisis counseling as necessary.
Drive a vehicle to conduct work.
Perform related duties as assigned.
DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Testing practices, procedures and methods.
Various testing materials, instruments and equipment.
Individual and group counseling techniques.
Federal and State laws and regulations regarding special education and assigned duties.
IEP preparation and implementation methods and procedures.
Appropriate referral agencies.
Applicable sections of the State Education Code.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Principles of providing work direction and guidance to assigned personnel.
Technical aspects of field of specialty.
Perform professional evaluations of psychological, social and educational needs of students.
Develop, write and implement comprehensive Individual Educational Plans (IEP) for special education students.
Utilize various testing techniques, materials, equipment and instruments.
Counsel effectively with students and parents.
Prepare and maintain confidential records and files.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Work confidentially with discretion.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Drive a vehicle to conduct work.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Work independently with little direction.
Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field.
Provide work direction and guidance to assigned personnel.
Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
Hear and speak to exchange information.
See to read a variety of materials.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Any combination equivalent to: master's degree in educational or clinical psychology, including at least one year of internship under the supervision of a credentialed school psychologist.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Pupil Personnel Services Credential with School Psychology authorization.
Valid California Class C driver's license.
Classroom environment during observances.
Valid California driver's license.
Contact with hostile or abusive individuals with unpredictable behaviors.
Requirements / Qualifications
Requirements / Qualifications
Valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential with School Psychology authorization.
Please complete our on-line application in full.
Please scan required document(s).
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANY REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BE SCANNED AND ATTACHED MUST BE IN .PDF FORMAT.
- Credential Copy (Copy of all current valid credentials from CTC website (print information from each individual credential screen then scan and upload - do not use the email documents option as it does not contain all the needed information))
- Letter(s) of Recommendation (Two (2) Letters of Recommendations - Letters must be signed.)
Comments and Other Information
The Elk Grove Unified School District (hereinafter EGUSD) desires to provide a positive work environment where employees and job applicants are free from harassment and are assured of equal access and opportunities in accordance with law. EGUSD prohibits any district employee from harassing or discriminating against any other district employee or job applicant on the basis of the person's actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. No person should be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which application has been made. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, EGUSD will provide you with one upon notice.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying, you should immediately contact the District's Legal Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator, at (916)-686-7795, ext. 67159 or firstname.lastname@example.org . A copy of EGUSD uniform complaint or EGUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.