School Psychologist

McCall-Donnelly School District Southwest / Boise Psychologist Not Applicable Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

School Psychologist

2024-
2025
School Year

McCall
-Donnelly School District
#421


Location:
District
Wide


Title:
School Psychologist

Position:
FTE 1.0


Job Description:

The role of the School Psychologist is to improve outcomes for students and
schools. Services and supports that assist students in overcoming barriers to learning are provided
by the school psychologist. The school psychologist works as a member of school teams to
support teachers’ ability to teach and children’s ability to learn. The psychologist provides direct
educational, behavioral, and mental health services for children and youth, as well as work with
families, school administrators, educators and ot
her professionals.


Qualifications:

1.

Holds a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a School Psychologist Endorsement

2.

Knowledge of federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy governing
special education.

3.

The knowledge and ability to effectively provide testing, psychological evaluation, and
counseling services.

4.

Knowledge in child development

5.

Excellent interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills.

6.

Able to work under pressure and deadlines.

7.

Maintains confidentiality of staff and students.
8.

Technology skills to use reporting and testing software.

Duties:

Assisting Students with Special Education Needs

1.

Assist in the development and implementation of building
-wide screening, intervention,
and referral processes
2.

Participate in the evaluation, classification, and placement of all pupils with special needs
3.

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

4.

Assist in the placement and programming decisions made by Intervention and IEP
teams.
Perform all duties required as a member of the Intervention and IEP teams by federal and
state law, administrative rules, and Board policy

5.

Provide consultation to special education teachers regarding the instruction and
management of students with disabilities
6.

Provide consultation to regular education teachers regarding the identification, instruction,
management, and mainstreaming of students with disabilities

7.

Provide consultation regarding students without disabilities who are experiencing
educational or behavioral difficulties
8.

Participate in the ongoing evaluation of the academic progress and educational placement
of classified pupils

9.

Provide interpretation of federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
regarding the education of exceptional students
10.

Assist the Special Programs Director in identifying special education needs within the
district

11.

Assist the Special Programs Director in devising plans for improving special services within
the district and implementing changes deemed necessary

Other

1.

Keep the staff and community informed of the schools' psychological services

2.

Observe pupils in classrooms and other school settings

3.

Cooperate with community health and social welfare agency personnel

4.

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

5.

Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional
Standards Commission and the State Board of Education

6.

Adhere to the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct

7.

Seek assistance should emergencies arise

8.

Represent the school district in a positive manner

9.

Know and follow school district policy and chain of command

10.

Perform other duties as assigned

Evaluation:

Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Special Programs
Director and/or Building Principal in conformance with district policy and IDAPA 08.02.02.120
.

Terms of Employment:

By contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with
federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
.

Salary:
Dependent on
district salary
schedule


Job Posting Closing Date:
Open until filled


If you have any questions, please contact Kim Arrasmith, Special Programs Director,
karrasmith@mdsd.org
.

To apply, please visit our webpage at
www.mdsd.org
. Follow the “Fast Track” link under
employment opportunities.


McCall
-Donnelly School District #421

Christine Butler

Executive Administrative Assistant/Board Clerk

299 S. 3
rd
St.

McCall, ID 83638


NOTE

All certificated and non
-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a
criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony
crimes enumerated in Section 33
-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted
of any felony offense listed in Section 33
-1208(2), Idaho Code
shall not be hired.



Legal Reference:

I.C. § 33
-512


Governance of Schools




I.C. § 33
-513


Professional Personnel




I.C. § 33
-515


Issuance of Renewable Contracts




I.C. § 33
-1210

Information on Past Job Performance




IDAPA
08.02.02.027

Pupil Personnel Services Certificate


IDAPA 08.02.02.120

Local District Evaluation Policy

Teacher and Pupil

Personnel Certificate Holders


IDAPA
24.12.01.350

Code of Ethics


Equal Opportunity Employer & Veteran's Preference given to eligible veterans.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

McCall-Donnelly 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.