Geary County USD 475
Job Category: Special Education Division
Title: School Psychologist
Must possess a Master`s/Specialist degree and be eligible for a Kansas License as a school psychologist.
Reports To: Director of Special Education
Position performs specialized psychological work in an educational setting to enable students to achieve optimal learning. Position collects, interprets, and synthesizes information about a student`s sensory motor/perceptual functioning, academic achievement, intelligence, social/emotional adjustment, and significant crises that influence academic and behavioral functioning. Position works cooperatively as an interdisciplinary team member to devise an appropriate individualized education plan for students with disabilities.
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.
The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach. The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds. The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people. The employee is responsible for the work output of others. The employee occasionally works extended hours. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
1. Performs casework services with students and families to help resolve student`s behavioral and social problems.
2. Selects and administers age appropriate assessment methods and materials in order to determine eligibility and need of the student for special education and related services.
3. Consults with teachers and other school personnel to obtain information regarding the reason for referral.
4. Gathers background information on the student`s psychological and educational history by conducting behavioral observations, making home visits, conducting interviews, and reviewing school records.
5. Interprets assessment results and compiles comprehensive psychological assessment reports that address the reason for referral and include appropriate recommendations.
6. Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary assessment team assigned to each school and works as a team member in making placement decisions, developing intervention plans, and planning programs to meet the special needs of children.
7. Communicates evaluation data and recommendations to teachers and other school personnel as needed.
8. Participates in eligibility meetings and contributes to the development of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
9. Services as a resource to teachers and staff regarding psychological services and the academic/psychological needs of students.
10. Conferences with and provides information, support, and resources to parents/guardians of students.
11. Provides in-service training and workshops for teachers and staff regarding mental health issues and proper procedures for the identification and referral of students.
12. Organizes and conducts specialized programs to include parent training classes and student support activities.
13. Conducts specialized individual and group counseling sessions to address specific emotional, social, and behavioral needs of students.
14. Serves as a liaison between the student, home, school, private counseling facilities and community resources such as social services, court services, and family service agencies.
15. Provides follow-up support and periodic re-evaluation services as necessary.
17. Acts as a member of the school crisis team to provide intervention to students as necessary.
18. Attend staff, professional and interagency meetings.
19. Compiles monthly reports and maintains accurate case records including Medicaid logs.
20. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
21. Maintains adequate and current testing materials required by school psychologists.
22. Keeps abreast of developments and research in the field of school psychology and shares with colleagues.
23. Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
Term of Employment: Teacher contract days + (10 days per diem)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Evaluation Frequency: Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of 1 time per year.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Human Resources, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000
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