School Psychologist

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School Psychologists promote the student’s sense of self, treats or assists in treating any psychological or mental health problems, and evaluates students’ needs, abilities, and skills.  They provide a full range of school psychological services to children ages 0-21 including screening and assessment, designing remedial education programs, and individual/group counseling with school staff, parents, and outside agencies as appropriate. Identifying home, school, and community factors in the life of an exceptional student that may impact his/her education. Collaborating with family, school, and community agencies to enable a student to receive maximum benefits from his/her educational program. 

Reports To:                 Building Principal and the Director of Special Education

Salary:                         Based on Negotiated Agreement Salary Schedule


  1. Graduate from a NCATE approved program in School Psychology
  2. A Valid License Issued by the Kansas State Department of Education in School Psychology
  3. Experience in Direct Services to Children, Adolescents, and Families in a School Setting Preferred

Essential Job Functions

  1. Assess an individual child’s needs, limitations, and potential, using observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and school personnel.
  2. Provide written reports of assessment for student evaluations.
  3. Maintain appropriate data on students to document current levels of performance and other pertinent information.  Reevaluate, as appropriate, to determine extent of progress and effectiveness of therapy.
  4. Performing diagnostic assessment on students with special needs.
  5. Collaborate with building and support staff throughout the District to meet the needs of students.
  6. Participate and contribute as an IEP team member with functional behavioral assessments, behavior intervention plans and/or in the manifestation determination process.
  7. Collaborate with outside agencies, parents and teachers as needed to improve the students’ performance both in the classroom and at home.
  8. Provide group and direct individual lessons through a variety of methods up to and including classroom presentations, co-teaching in a general education setting, and social skill development as needed.

Physical/Emotional Requirements

  1. Prolonged sitting or standing.
  2. Frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms.
  3. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  4. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  5. Interact with staff and to meet demands from multiple people/departments.

General Responsibilities

  1. Be a member of the Student Intervention Team or SIT.
  2. Identifies resources to support student and families.
  3. Plan and present in-service sessions on behavioral strategies and interventions.
  4. Research new intervention strategies and new assessment in the areas of instructional strategies, behavior management, behavior intervention plans, and emotional disabilities.
  5. Conduct home visits as needed.
  6. Maintains confidential records and adheres to all district, state, and federal regulations and guidelines.
  7. Implement all procedures to meet compliance standards.
  8. Adhere to the ethical standards, codes of the profession, established rules and regulations, and laws governing special education programs.
  9. Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor and in accordance with the USD453 Board of Education Policies and Procedures

Contract Days:                        186

Job Start Date: August-1-2019
Applications Due By: August-1-2019

Job Contact Information

Myranda Agnew - - 913-684-1400

Employer Information

Leavenworth U.S.D. #453

Leavenworth is a modern community which blends the best of urban and rural ways of life. Leavenworth is nestled in the rolling hills on the west bank of the Missouri River, only minutes away from metropolitan Kansas City. It is an exciting time in Leavenworth education as student achievement increases, academic rigor improves, and college/career readiness opportunities expand.  Leavenworth schools offer greater diversity than many schools in the area due to the international officers attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and the Foreign Exchange Program.  Enrollment in the district is approximately 4,000 students. Leavenworth has modern and updated facilities structured with four PreK-5th grade elementary schools, a 6th-8th grade middle school, and a 9th-12th grade high school.  Leavenworth High School boasts the oldest and most successful JROTC in the country, 12 AP classes, more military appointments than any school in the area, and more than 50 clubs/sports/activities in which students may participate.  The future of Leavenworth schools is bright.  Come and be a Pioneer!

Employer Address: 200 N. 4th Street Leavenworth, Kansas

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