School Psychologist & Alternative Placement Liaison (1.0)

Location
Flossmoor, IL, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 23, 2021
Ref
1159
Position Type:
Special Education Department

  • Date Posted:
    6/22/2021


  • Location:
    H-F High School


  • Date Available:
    08/09/2021


  • Closing Date:
    08/06/2021


  • POSITION: School Psychologist & Alternative Placement Liaison (1.0)

    START DATE: August 2021

    SALARY: Per negotiated agreement

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
    • School psychologist responsibilities as assigned.
    • Providing direct services to students.
    • Collaborate/ consult with teachers, and other school personnel.
    • Perform related work as required.
    • Summer intermittent job responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT LIAISON
    • Is responsible for IEPs and case management for students in private day and residential placements; serve as the resource person in the management of student's IEP at alternative placements.
    • Responsible for attending all alternative placement IEP meetings.
    • Develop skills in the use of the electronic IEP program (Embrace IEP).
    • Maintain records and ensure that all students' IEPs remain in compliance with state and federal rules and regulations.
    • Develop and maintain positive articulation with internal staff and Special Education programs from the alternative placements.
    • Maintain open communication between Student Services personnel, special education teachers and Student Services coordinators to determine if additional supports/changes are needed for students at alternative placements.
    • Ensures that quarterly and annual progress checks to be completed and disseminated by alternative placements.
    • Review transcripts for graduation requirements.
    • Monitors IEP and evaluation due dates for alternative placements.
    • Maintain the confidentiality of students and their families.
    • Assume such other duties as may be assigned

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Demonstrated knowledge of special education, IEP paperwork, educational legal mandates.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
    • Utilize professional practices to create more equitable student outcomes.
    • Demonstration knowledge of theories of instruction and curriculum development.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, manage, monitor, and assess the curriculum and programs.
    • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
    • Successful experience in using quality principles to affect continuous school improvement, to include increasing student learning and achievement.
    • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Professional Educator License (PEL) with endorsement for school psychology for the State of Illinois. Minimum of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university and one year of full-time supervised internship.
    • Familiarity with the role of a case manager.
    • Thorough knowledge of Special Education rules & regulations.
    • Ability to function effectively as a member of the IEP team.
    • Ability to become familiar with Special Education policies and regulations of Illinois State Board of Education.
    • Ability to become familiar with Illinois Learning Standards.
    • Ability to interact in a professional manner with students and families.
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of student records and school business.
    • Must have strong organizational and communication skills.
    • Proficient in Google suite software and IEP software utilized at District 233.

    SUPERVISOR: Dr. Angela Taylor, Director of Special Education

    DEADLINE: Open until filled

    Homewood-Flossmoor High School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, release, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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