School Psychologist for the 2019/20 School Year

 

TITLE OF POSITION:                      School Psychologist

DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO:          Director of Special Services or Building Principal 

CONTRACT PERIOD:                       193 Days- Classified Position within the Bargaining unit

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:     Minimum of an Education Specialist Degree                                    

CERTIFICATION:                            Valid Kansas School Psychology License

EXPERIENCE Required:                  Experience preferred

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The School Psychologist will identify and assess the learning- development- and adjustment characteristics and needs of individuals and groups of students- as well as- the environmental factors that may affect the learning and adjustment of students. Daily- the school psychologist will work with school personnel to coordinate and facilitate evaluations- evaluation meetings- pre-staffings- as well as develop Individual Education Plans (IEPs)- and identify/recommend research-based interventions. Moreover- the School Psychologist will provide consultation to parents- teachers- other school personnel- and community agencies to enhance the learning and adjustment of students. The position requires an individual to apply ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychological services and observe relevant laws and policies that govern practice. The School Psychologist will report directly to the building principals and Special Education Administration.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Assessment and Interpretation:

  • Assist in the early identification of students’ learning- social-emotional- and behavioral needs
  • Select and administer assessments appropriate to the focus of concern and according to NASP professional standards
  • Select and administer assessments with consideration of the characteristics of the student or group of students (i.e. ethnic- cultural- and socio-economic considerations)
  • Assist in identifying factors in the learning environment that may affect a student and determine the degree of impact
  • Integrate data from assessment procedures and develop hypotheses relative to instructional and educational programming and program eligibility and placement

 

Consultation and communication:

  • Effectively communicate knowledge and ideas orally and in writing to students- parents- and school personnel
  • Maintain effective interpersonal relationships and communication in the professional setting
  • Consult with teachers- other school personnel- and parents about ways to facilitate learning and adjustment for individual and groups of students
  • Consult with teachers and other school personnel on classroom- school- and/or building needs
  • Provide liaison and coordination between the school system and other relevant agencies to facilitate services for student and families
  • Consult and communicate information and education in the application of learning theory- child development- and other psychological principles to school personnel and parents

 

Program planning and development:

  • Assist teachers in the planning- development- and evaluation of Individual Education Plans to meet identified learning and adjustment needs
  • Assist teachers in identifying research-based strategies to maximize student learning and engagement
  • Assist school personnel in analyzing- interpreting- and disseminating data and evaluation results
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings for initial and three-year re-evaluations.
  • Coordinate and facilitate pre-staffing meetings for initial and three-year re-evaluations

The successful candidate must hold or be eligible for certification in Speech-Language Pathology in Kansas.

Ft Leavenworth USD 207 is an Equal Opportunity Employer- and does not discriminate in recruitment- hiring- training or promoting on the basis of race- color- religion- national origin or ancestry- sex- age- disability- veteran`s status- genetic information- or any other legally protected status under local- state or federal law.

 


https://fortleavenworth.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1340
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Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 05/30/2019

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Fort Leavenworth USD 207 www.usd207.com

 

 

The Fort Leavenworth School District has been a part of the educational system of the State of Kansas since 1901.  Geographically, it is composed entirely of federal property and includes Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery and the U. S. Federal Penitentiary.  The buildings, which belong to the school district, are located on land leased from the federal government.  We are a Kansas Public School System.  We do not have any connection with the Department of Defense Dependent School System.  The district provides instruction for grades K - 9 in addition to half day preschool for 4 year olds meeting current residency requirements.    The post schools operate under the provisions of Kansas State Law, applicable federal laws, and regulations of the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Commitment to quality and success for every student are hallmarks of the school district.  Children in the Fort Leavenworth Schools have benefited greatly from the support of a community that places a premium on quality education for its young people.

District facilities consist of four schools, and one central administration building.  The district also has a warehouse and transportation center.  All schools in the district have been extensively renovated and all life safety features upgraded.  All schools have at least the following:  auditorium, gymnasium, full service kitchen, cafeteria, technology classrooms, two computer labs, separate art and music rooms and a full service library media center.  All schools are maintained in excellent condition.

To apply for positions in our School District, please visit our website, www.usd207.org, use the job opportunities  link to our on line application program, TalentEd Recruit and Hire.  Only applications in TalentEd Recruit and Hire will be reviewed as we fill positions.


Employer Address: 207 Education Way Fort Leavenworth, Kansas


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