School Psychologist

Location
Eugene, OR, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 12, 2019
Ref
2505621
This is a full time (1.0 FTE) position for the 2019/20 school year with a reporting date of August 22, 2019.

This position includes consultation and collaboration with staff and parents on psycho-educational evaluations and effective prevention activities.  Major activities include leading the evaluation planning process, conducting comprehensive special education evaluations, analyzing and interpreting evaluation results, supporting school teams to make data-based decisions, and guiding staff and parents regarding the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of students.

Essential Functions:
  1. Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, parents and staff.
  2. Participate in regular building data team meetings as feasible, and district school psychologist meetings.
  3. Complete special education evaluations and re-evaluations within state-mandated timelines under the eligibility categories: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Disturbance, Intellectual Disability, Other Health Impaired, Specific Learning Disability, and Traumatic Brain Injury.
  4. Interpret evaluation data, progress monitoring data, psychological reports, psychiatric reports, and special education documents for teams and staff.
  5. Use a variety of assessment tools to assess academic skills, cognitive ability, psychological processing, adaptive skills, social skills, emotional/behavioral status and mental health status.
  6. Integrate evaluation data into a clear, organized and educationally relevant evaluation report.
  7. Use technology fluently to manage all components of the job requirements.
  8. Facilitates special education meetings.
  9. Performs other duties as requested by the Student Services Director or special education administrators.



    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    Meets the standards of Competent and Ethical Performance as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 584-020-000 to 584-020-0045). The following are examples of principle duties; however, any one position may not cover all duties listed and examples may not cover all duties an employee is expected to perform. 
     
    1. Cultivates and models a respectful working and learning environment. 
    2. Works effectively and collaboratively with diverse student, staff and community populations. 
    3. Strives to improve professional competence through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, classes, and other professional development activities. 
    4. Remains an active learner, being willing to learn new ways to do things. 
    5. Follows-up appropriately on all referrals for assessment services. 
    6. Uses a wide variety of assessment techniques to evaluate students' academic skills, learning aptitudes, personality and emotional development, adaptive behavior, and social skills. 
    7. Integrates assessment data into a concise, organized and educationally relevant evaluation report.  
    8. Coordinates all special education evaluations and three year re-evaluations for all students in the district. 
    9. Attends data team meetings in the assigned school(s), IEP meetings and meetings of the school psychologists. 
    10. Responds to questions from parents concerning the evaluation process and district procedures. 
    11. Maintains accurate, complete and confidential records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations. 
    12. Maintains compliance with state and federal rules for establishing special education eligibility and completing evaluations. 
    13. Works harmoniously with others and communicates effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, parents and staff. 
    14. Works as an active, contributing team member of school teams, regional teams, district teams and Student Services Department groups to solve problems and create new opportunities. 
    15. Facilitates special education meetings.
    16. Operates computer and software programs as related to job responsibilities. 
    17. Performs other duties as requested by the Student Services administrator. 
    18. Frequent or prolonged standing, walking and sitting. 
    19. Frequent and prolonged talking/hearing conversations.
    20. Experience differentiating practices for diverse populations.
    21. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse students, staff and community populations.


    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Valid Oregon TSPC license with School Psychologist endorsement
    • Bilingual proficiency and/or multicultural experience strongly preferred

    To view the complete job description visit: https://www.4j.lane.edu/hr/jobdescriptionsandclassif/licensedpositions/

    Additional Information:
    Complete application in its entirety.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted or processed, there are no exceptions.

    We do not accept walk-in, faxed, or applications via mail.  All applications must be submitted using the GovermentJobs website.  It is your responsibility to submit a complete application.  Submitting an application does not guarantee any candidate an interview.  Candidates are interviewed by appointment only.  If you apply to more than one job, an application is required for EACH job posting.

    ALL required documentation must be scanned and attached in order to submit an online application.
    Required documents for this posting are:
    • Copy of Educational License(s)
    • Copy of all college (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process.  If an applicant is hired they will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the start of employment.
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation.  Must be from the last 2 years and one letter must be from a supervisor.
    • Test results if applicable.  (ie. ORELA or PRAXIS)

    Upon offer of employment applicants must provide 4J Human Resources  a complete set of official transcripts. We highly suggest that you order a set to have available in the event you are hired.
    Upon offer of employment applicants must obtain a fingerprint clearance from the Oregon State Police Department and the FBI through a process authorized by the Eugene School District 4J.  Applicants would be responsible for the one-time fingerprint clearance fee.
     
    An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Eugene School District 4J does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ancestry, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity in admission or access to the treatment of employment in its programs and activities as required by state and federal law.  If you have any complaints, please contact the HR Department at (541) 790-7670.

    It is the District's policy to provide qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with applicable law.  Applicants wishing to claim veterans' preference must provide the following military documents verifying their eligibility:
     
    Veterans : A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge OR a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the applicant receives a non-service connected pension.
     
    Disabled Veterans : A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge AND a copy of the applicants veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (unless the information is included on the DD Form 214 or 215).
     
    For veterans' preference to apply, the required military documents must be submitted to the District at the time of application submission.