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School Psychologist

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 10807581
Hours : Full Time
Required Education : Masters Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of child growth and development tests, test and measurement theory and foundations, and community resources and services available for student assistance. Ability to conduct comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations of students. Ability to verbally communicate and consult effectively with parents, school personnel, and the public. Ability to communicate results of evaluation findings in written reports and correspondence to assist students, parents, and school personnel in the resolution of problems in student learning, behavior, and mental health. Ability to interact successfully with parents, school personnel, and administrators. Skills in communicating effectively orally and in writing. Skills and ability to apply and interpret federal, state, and local laws and policies governing the provision of educational services to students with disabilities. Knowledge of laws and rules relating to education and other services for persons with disabilities.

REPORTS TO:
Supervisor of Psychological Services

JOB GOAL
To improve the academic achievement, behavioral / social skills, and emotional well-being of all students through direct contact with students or through testing and consultations with other professionals.

SUPERVISES:
Assigned Support Personnel

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Planning / Preparation
* (1) Participate in child study team planning strategies for Individual Education Plans (IEPs) to help meet the needs of identified students.
* (2) Select, develop, or modify psychological assessment materials which identify learning needs of students with diverse cultural and socio-economic background, learning styles, and special needs.
* (3) Establish short- and long-range plans designed specifically to support the District exceptional education plan.
* (4) Plan and prepare intervention strategies for parents and teachers that are effective, allowing students to become engaged in meaningful learning experiences.

Administrative / Management
* (5) Prepare and maintain periodic records as required and in a timely manner.
* (6) Manage materials and equipment effectively.
* (7) Coordinate and implement school-wide and District-wide psychological services and activities.
* (8) Use technology effectively.
* (9) Manage time efficiently.

Assessment / Evaluation
*(10) Analyze and interpret information to make diagnoses and recommendations regarding needs for services.
*(11) Provide follow-up conferences with parents and teachers to share information and develop alternative instructional strategies.
*(12) Evaluate school psychological services.
*(13) Seek out new data sources which will provide evidence of student growth and share these findings with teachers, principals, and other instructional leaders.
*(14) Conduct comprehensive follow-up with tested students to determine the effectiveness and implementation levels of recommendations.

Intervention / Direct Services
*(15) Suggest a variety of realistic and effective intervention strategies for teachers to use with students with different learning styles and special needs.
*(16) Assist in early identification of students school-related problems.
*(17) Work effectively with students, parents, colleagues, community agencies and staff.
*(18) Provide direct observation and / or crises intervention as necessary.
*(19) Recognize overt indicators of student distress or abuse and take appropriate actions.
*(20) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a broad curriculum base.

Collaboration
*(21) Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and other school staff to facilitate the learning and adjustment of students.
*(22) Enlist the cooperation of parents in examining the family situation and together assess the strengths and problem areas.
*(23) Use effective consultative behaviors.
*(24) Interpret educational policies, programs, and procedures for parents.

Staff Development
*(25) Conduct in-service training for faculty and staff.
*(26) Demonstrate professional growth and continuous improvement of professional knowledge and skills.
*(27) Participate in District-sponsored staff development programs.
*(28) Conduct a personal assessment periodically to determine professional growth

Professional Responsibilities
*(29) Act in a professional and ethical manner and adhere at all times to the Professional Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
*(30) Prepare all required reports and maintain all appropriate records.
*(31) Mentor new colleagues.
*(32) Perform and fulfill professional responsibilities.
*(33) Support District and local school improvement initiatives, services and programs.
*(34) Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.

Student Growth / Achievement
*(35) Conduct psychological work services program in a manner which ensures that student growth / achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and student program classification. Indicators may include: case history and follow-up reports, criterion and norm referenced - standardized tests, documented parent interaction, student discipline records, and others deemed appropriate.
Required Qualifications :
1) Masters Degree from an accredited educational institution in Psychology.
(2) Certified as School Psychologist by the state of Florida.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of child growth and development tests, test and measurement theory and foundations, and community resources and services available for student assistance. Ability to conduct comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations of students. Ability to verbally communicate and consult effectively with parents, school personnel, and the public. Ability to communicate results of evaluation findings in written reports and correspondence to assist students, parents, and school personnel in the resolution of problems in student learning, behavior, and mental health. Ability to interact successfully with parents, school personnel, and administrators. Skills in communicating effectively orally and in writing. Skills and ability to apply and interpret federal, state, and local laws and policies governing the provision of educational services to students with disabilities. Knowledge of laws and rules relating to education and other services for persons with disabilities.

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the Districts approved compensation plan.
Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the District.

EVALUATION:
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Boards policy on evaluation of personnel.

Work Schedule: Full-Time, hours not specified

Salary: $66,379.00 - $75,349.00 Annually, DOE
Skills :
Academic Advisement/Skills Enhancement Active Listening Computer skills Mentor School Psychologist Written and Oral Communication
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