Contracted School Psychologist

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21
Schnecksville, PA, US

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Schnecksville, PA

Position Definition: The person filling this position will have the primary responsibility for providing appropriate psychological services to exceptional and thought-to-be students within the Intermediate Unit.

Relationship: The School Psychologist is directly responsible to the Assistant Director of Special Programs and Services.


Education/Experience :
  • PDE Certification as a School Psychologist, required.

Skills/Knowledge :
  • Demonstrates a proficient understanding and utilization of Microsoft Office Suite and other software packages for use in the Special Program and Services Department.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain complete confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated by patience, understanding, and congeniality.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates organizational skills and time management skills, providing for productivity, accuracy, and attention to detail in the carrying out of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates the ability to implement and comply with PA Individual Education Program process.
  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritize assigned tasks.
  • Completes task with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and maintain departmental deadlines.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make professional decisions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Demonstrates philosophy of lifelong learning.
  • Proficient in the use of technology to communicate with students, parents, staff, administrators, and community members.
  • Possesses the skills to provide the highest level of customer service, with patience and knowledge of the Department's services.
  • Ability to attend work regularly at assigned work hours subject to lawful leave rights and responsibilities.
  • Maintains current knowledge of programs/services, such as surrogate parenting, health care options, local services providers, and other relevant PDE initiatives.

Physical :
  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, lift, reach, and communicate (vision, hearing, and speech) to effectively carry out functions, duties, and responsibilities.
  • Ability to independently ambulate in and around work areas.
  • Ability to travel to and from assigned work locations without employer support.
  • Ability to exhibit appropriate manual dexterity to effectively carry out functions, duties, and responsibilities.
  • Ability to conduct a safety restraint protocol which requires:
    • a normal degree of flexibility;
    • the ability to stand, walk, run, and shuffle for at least several minutes;
    • the ability to kneel on one and two knees and then stand up;
    • the ability to bend the trunk at 45 degrees and twist to either side;
    • the ability to grasp firmly and raise hands above the head;
    • the ability to learn and correctly demonstrate multi-step physical skills

Authority: The School Psychologist will have the authority to perform all functions listed below in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Functions/Duties/Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function/duty/responsibility at acceptable standards. In accordance with both state and/or federal law, reasonable accommodations will be considered upon employee request.

Essential :
  • Improves academic and behavioral achievement by conducting psychological and academic assessments that inform interventions which improve student outcomes.
  • Promotes and facilitates effective management of student and classroom behavior.
  • Assists school teams in monitoring student progress through the collection and interpretation of student and classroom data.
  • Promotes positive behavior and mental health practices in resolving individual, group, and system level challenges in school behavior and mental health related areas.
  • Assesses student emotional and behavioral needs and designs appropriate supports.
  • Chairs and/or attends Multidisciplinary Team meetings.


The Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 serves as the coordinating agency that brings together diverse school districts, career and technical schools, businesses, and community groups.

It is the job of the CLIU #21 to facilitate inter-district cooperation, provide educational and administrative services to schools, and function as a link between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and local school districts.

The CLIU #21 Serves:
• 14 School Districts within Carbon and Lehigh Counties
• 8 Charter Schools
• Approximately 1,200 Employees

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4210 Independence Dr.
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