School Psychologist 1468 (2019-2020)

Location
Kansas City, MO, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 24, 2019
Ref
5689
PURPOSE OF JOB: To provide consultation with regard to academic and behavioral interventions, assist in crisis intervention, and evaluate students referred to Exceptional Education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assess the cognitive ability, academic achievement, adaptive behavior, transition and social/emotional/behavioral status of referred students who reside within the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS). Candidate should demonstrate proficiency in:

Assessing/identifying students for initial or continuing eligibility in the IDEA exceptionalities.

Scoring assessment measures both by hand and with the use of computer scoring software.

Interpretation, analysis and synthesis of results of an assessment battery to establish an effective and understandable individual student profile for staff and parents.

Composing individualized psycho-educational evaluation reports in both a Word document and in the district's web-based software system.

Administering, scoring and interpreting a wide variety of assessment measures.

Familiarity with Response to Intervention procedures for assessment and data collection.

Case manage various meetings for students who receive or are referred for Exceptional Education services. Candidate should facilitate and participate in:

Review of Existing Data meetings to establish diagnostic plans for students who require an evaluation (including completing all paperwork required for this meeting).

Eligibility Determination meetings to discuss possible Exceptional Education identification.

Multi-disciplinary teams for Gifted/Talented program eligibility

Participate in the school based support teams

Serve as mental health and behavioral resource and demonstrate proficiency in:

Explaining assessment/identification issues to school personnel and parents.

Determining appropriate mental health and behavioral interventions for students

Collaborating with community-based resources

Participating on intervention, behavior, and pre-referral teams.

Remain current regarding new research and best practices in School Psychology and Education.

Stay current on the administration, scoring and interpretation of newly published assessment measures.

Stay current on Missouri Standards and Indicators regarding special education eligibility.

Stay current on “best practices” discussed by the Missouri Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Psychologists.

Possess a working knowledge of DSM-IV TR diagnoses.

Facilitate and/or participate in-service training workshops as indicated by the administration.

Participate in inter-departmental meetings in order to improve communication and clarify procedures.

Facilitate and/or participate with a school's implementation of a Response to Intervention model.

Demonstrate proficiency in technical skills as they pertain to the job responsibilities including:

Working knowledge in the collection of meaningful data as it pertains to interventions

Scoring assessment measures both by hand and using computer scoring software

Complete all required compliance documentation in the district's web-based exceptional education software system

Other:

Required monthly documentation

Demonstrate flexibility when dealing with change as the district reorganizes its structure and procedures

Provide groups or individual therapeutic counseling to special education students.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters / Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology

Missouri Certification as School Psychologist

Must be competent in the use of a computer and/or computer software

Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience as a School Psychologist

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, and reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, and lift objects of at least ten pounds. Job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Visual ability requires mono and color vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Length of work year: 10 months - 205 Days (7.5 hours per day/5 days per week)

Benefits: Health and Dental Insurance are provided.

KCPS Defined Benefit Pension plan – mandatory 9% contribution is required from employee and matched by KCPS; Voluntary retirement savings plans are also available.



Primary Location:
Various Locations- Exceptional Education
Salary Range:
$58,000.00 - $107,391.00 / Per Year
Shift Type:
Full-Time

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