Payette School District - School Psychologist

Payette School District Southwest / Boise Psychologist Not Applicable Full Time Posted 2M ago

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Payette School District - School Psychologist

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of (3) years of experience preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS

Holds a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a School Psychologist Endorsement (K-12)
Knowledge of federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy governing special education, and demonstrated ability to effectively provide testing, psychological evaluation, and counseling services
Experience in a classroom which may include professional teaching experience, student teaching, or special education practicum
Broad knowledge of theories of individual and group guidance techniques, elementary and/or secondary school guidance program design, and career educational information and placement
Strong background in the use of technology
Relates extremely well to students
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with students, parents, staff, and community groups and organizations
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
Able to work under pressure and deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO

Director of Special Services

JOB SUMMARY

To enable pupils to derive the fullest benefits from school by promoting their sense of self and by evaluating and working to ameliorate psychological or mental health problems that may interfere with their adjustment to school and the education program offered to them. To meet the needs of exceptional children by providing services as required by state and federal guidelines.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct and Indirect Counseling Services

Provide individual counseling to students experiencing school-related difficulties
Provide group counseling to students with similar school-related difficulties
Provide consultation to parents regarding school-related student difficulties or crises impacting the school
Maintain contact with service and community agencies to obtain and provide relevant information
Assist in the comprehensive evaluation of students
Administer, score, and evaluate standard psychological tests for the purpose of assessing the intellectual, educational, emotional, social, and behavioral characteristics of those students referred
Assisting Students with Special Education Needs

Assist in the development and implementation of building-wide screening and referral processes
Participate in the evaluation, classification, and placement of all pupils with special needs
Interpret the results of psychological testing and assist in the development and coordination of an appropriate individualized education plan for each pupil requiring special education and/or related services
Assist in the placement and programming decisions made by Child Study Teams Perform all duties required as a member of the Child Study Team by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Provide consultation to special education teachers regarding the instruction and management of students with disabilities
Provide consultation to regular education teachers regarding the identification, instruction, management, and mainstreaming of students with disabilities
Provide consultation regarding students without disabilities who are experiencing educational or behavioral difficulties
Participate in the ongoing evaluation of the academic progress and educational placement of classified pupils
Provide interpretation of federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy regarding the education of exceptional students
Assist the Special Services Director in identifying special education needs within the district
Assist the Director in devising plans for improving special services within the district and implementing changes deemed necessary
Other

Serve as a case manager as assigned and maintain appropriate case records
Serve as a consultant to parents, school personnel, and community groups on child development and mental health topics
Assist in the development and delivery of in-service programs and parent seminars
Keep the staff and community informed of the schools' psychological services
Observe pupils in classrooms and other school settings
Cooperate with community health and social welfare agency personnel
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
Adhere to the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned
Candidates should submit application and the following:

An essay, 250 words or less, on what your major strengths are as they apply to the position for which you are making application

Cover letter

Resume

Photocopies of college transcripts

Photocopy of current Idaho certification

Three (3) current letters of recommendation

Compensation

Salary based on experience and skills. The position qualifies for benefits which include health, dental, vision and life insurance, PERSI retirement, paid vacation as well as access to optional ancillary insurance and retirement products.

Terms of Employment

This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will”. The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee. These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues.

Payette School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Positions are open until filled. All recommendations for hire are tentative offers. Employment is contingent upon board approval, and successful completion of a federal background check and drug-free workplace pre-employment screening (if required for the position). Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Payette School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.