Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Intern - Lower Valley (19-20)

Location
Weslaco, TX, United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 24, 2019
Ref
2018-1267
Description
Position at IDEA Public Schools

About the Rio Grande Valley

Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a school of 150 students in Donna, TX to the fastest- growing family of tuition-free, public charter schools in the United States. In the Rio Grande Valley, we are a nucleus of four counties (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy County) that work as one unit to support our children academically and holistically.

RGV is home to a population of just over 1.3 million residents. Children across the region truly benefit from IDEA's mission of college for all as only 1 out of 17 students graduate college-ready. Our mission holds true as we have 2,400 IDEA alumni that currently attend, or have graduated from, 150 colleges and universities across the country.

Join our passionate team of changemakers in south Texas as we prepare to expand our home region to 55 schools, serving over 38,000 students in 2022.

To learn more about IDEA, check out this video .

Role Mission: IDEA Public Schools works to ensure the success of all students and to address any barriers which may impact students from achieving incredible academic and social outcomes. The School Psychology Intern, key members of the Special Programs team partner with regional instructional leaders, a portfolio of campus leaders, and teachers to maximize student outcomes.

The School Psychology Intern demonstrates knowledge and skill in assessment, determining Special Education eligibility, academic and behavioral interventions, state and federal legal frameworks for Special Education, and ensures compliance with all facets of Special Education. The School Psychology Intern will help a portfolio of campuses support students and parents through problem solving interventions with students, who may be struggling both academically and behaviorally. In addition, The School Psychology Interns will provide direct student behavioral supports and track student progress towards IEP goals.

Accountabilities:

1. The School Psychology Intern will demonstrate knowledge of and aid in the development, completion, and monitoring of ARD (Admission, Review, Dismissal)/IEP (Individualized Education Program) for Special Education Services as per State and Federal Guidelines
  • Ensure IEP services are being provided as indicated in the ARD.
  • Meet 100% compliance in Annual ARDs and ensure all paperwork is submitted in a timely manner.
  • Works in conjunction with Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and other Related and Instructional Service Personnel (VI, AI, APE, PT) to ensure completion of all ARD paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Follows correct procedures for maintaining records and services.


2. The School Psychology Intern will plan and complete 100% of individual and group Special Education counseling services for all eligible students as well as intervene with all students in emotional or behavioral crisis on an emergency basis.
  • Ensure all counseling services are tracked
  • Complete counseling service notes per session
  • Be trained in Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI)
  • Conduct crisis counseling when necessary
  • Guide the campus in interventions for students who are in emotional and behavioral crisis


3. The School Psychology Intern will help support the campuses in implementation of 504, Critical Student Intervention (CSI), and Response to Intervention (RTI).
  • Ensuring CSI groups are occurring
  • Provide support to 504 campus coordinators with manifestation determinations
  • Provide support to 504 campus coordinator with 504 meeting requirements, 504 eligibility determination, Homebound, and Manifestation Determination.
  • Conducts dyslexia evaluations for 504 students.
  • Guides campuses in tracking and documenting academic and behavioral interventions in TIER I, TIER II, and TIER III.


4. The IDEA School Psychology Intern will evaluate students with different disabilities and demonstrate knowledge of eligibility criteria for Special Education as per state and federal guidelines.
  • Conducts multidisciplinary evaluations Full and Individual Evaluations for all Non-Speech only students who are referred for 1 or more eligibility categories (out of 11 eligibility categories).
  • Ensures psychological evaluations for Autism and Emotional Disturbance are conducted in accordance with National Association of School Psychologists best practice recommendations.
  • Adhere to most up to date evaluation tools and standards as stipulated in the American Psychological Association Testing Standards


5. The School Psychology Intern will ensure compliance with all university and TESBEP internship requirements .
  • Ensure that all internship logs are turned in and approved by supervisory.
  • Ensure that all evaluations presented to parent and at ARD are reviewed and signed by their internship supervisor prior to meetings.
  • Ensure that all meetings between IDEA Public School supervisor and university supervisor are scheduled.
  • Ensure that all internship supervision requirements are adhered to.


6. Live Values of IDEA

• Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college

• Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them

• Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly

• Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change

• Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization

• Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes

• Embodies IDEA's core values

Supervisory Responsibilities:

• Provide program support to special education teachers

Competencies:

• Demonstrate competence in the psychological evaluation, diagnoses, and in the formal report of evaluation results of school-aged children and have completed Assessment I, II, III, and IV coursework.

• Demonstrate competence in developing and implementing prevention techniques and interventions, including a variety of approaches to counseling students and families.

• Demonstrate competence in collaboration, consultation, relationship building with a wide variety of individuals and organizations.

• Demonstrate knowledge, competence, and sensitivity in understanding, interacting, collaborating, evaluating, counseling, consulting, advising, and implementing interventions and programs with colleagues, students, and families from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities; with minority populations; and with students from special circumstances.

• Demonstrate competence in presenting himself or herself as a School Psychology Intern.

• Demonstrate competence in the skills related to successful functioning as a School Psychology Intern

Qualifications:

• Enrollment in a valid University Internship program for Licensed Specialist in School Psychology with a letter from the University stating they have been approved for internship.

Knowledge and Skills:

• Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functions for education purposes, including cross-battery evaluation practices as per Assessment I, II, III

• Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions

• Knowledge of psycho-social development as per Assessment IV completion

• Strong consultation skills for conferencing with teachers, parents, and students

• Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

• Ability to manage multiple requests, deadlines, and priorities

Compensation:

• Salaries for this role typically fall between $54,055 and $67,569 commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications . This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

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