TITLE: School Psychologist
QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess a Master`s degree and be eligible for a Kansas License as a school psychologist. The special education cooperative provides an excellent benefit package and a paid practicum experience.
REPORTS TO: LCNCK Special Education Director
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 provide services and to devise an appropriate service plan for referred students and their families.
1. Selects and administers age appropriate assessment methods and materials in order to determine the needs of the student.
2. Consults with teachers and other school personnel to obtain information regarding the reason for referral.
3. Gathers background information on the student`s psychological history by conducting behavioral observations, making home visits, conducting interviews, and reviewing school records.
4. Interprets assessment results and compiles comprehensive psychological assessment reports that address the reason for referral and include appropriate recommendations.
5. 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.
6. Communicates case findings and recommendations to teachers and other school personnel as needed.
7. Participates in eligibility committee meetings and contributes to the development of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
8. Services as a resource to teachers and staff regarding psychological services and the academic/psychological needs of students.
9. Conferences with and provides information, support, and counseling to parents/guardians of students.
10. Provides in-service training and workshops for teachers and staff regarding mental health issues and proper procedures for the identification and referral of students.
11. Organizes and conducts specialized programs to include parent training classes and student support activities.
12. 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.
13. 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. Makes court appearances to present data and performs court-requested evaluations.
19. Compiles monthly reports and maintains accurate case records.
20. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
21. Attend monthly psych department meetings.
22. Maintains adequate and current testing materials required by school psychologists.
An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity Agency
The LCNCK does not discriminate on the basis of sex, or employment in, its programs or activities. Any requests for accommodations or questions regarding LCNCK compliance with Title VI, Title IX, ADA, or Section 504 may be directed to the Coordinator, who is the Director of the Cooperative. The Director can be reached at 785-243-3294. The Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, is also available.
Concordia Public Schools, located in North Central Kansas, provide services for more than 1,100 students in Preschool through the 12th grade . Grade configuration includes: Concordia Elementary School - Grades Pre-K-4; Concordia Middle School- Grades 5-6 and Concordia Jr./Sr. High School-Grades 7-12. USD 333 is also the host district for the Learning Cooperative of North Central Kansas, which provides special education services for area school districts. Services include high quality educational opportunities, as well as a wide variety of extra curricular offerings. The schools offer more than 30 clubs, organizations and sports for student participation, and has produced 31 National Merit Finalists.
USD 333 is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that ensures engaged learning, effective teaching, and trusting relationshipsso that all members of the school community reach their highest level of academic achievement.
The district is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate in its employment practices and policies with respect to hiring, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin.
Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to Superintendent, 217 W 7th St, Concordia, KS 66901-2803, (785) 243-3518 or to:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission OR Kansas Human Rights Commission
400 State Ave., 9th Floor 900 SW Jackson, Suite 568-S
Kansas City, KS 66101 Topeka, KS 66612-1258