Job Details


Requisition Number 17-0119
Post Date 9/21/2017
Title School Psychologist
Job Type Regular
Part Time No
School Year Immediate, 2017-18
School/Location Aspire Public Schools
City Bay Area, Central Valley, Los Angeles
State CA
Description The School Psychologist provides a full range of school psychological services to children grades K-12, including screening and assessment, individual and group counseling, and work with outside agencies as appropriate. Functions as a member of the Individualized Education Plan team to determine student’s eligibility for special services, appropriate programming, and on-going progress.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Provide individual and group services to children that emphasize improved educational performance and/or conduct.
- Screen and evaluate referred children including selecting appropriate instruments, administering tests, observations, and writing reports which state the evaluation findings and provide for educational program recommendations.
- Participate as a member of the IEP team, contributing evaluation findings and collaborating with all members of the team to develop education plans.
- Collaborate with school staff around RTI implementation, Student Study Team meetings, and Aspire wide Crisis planning.
- Consult with parents, teachers, and other staff regarding any accommodations/modifications needed for a specific child.
- Maintain appropriate data on students, including present levels of performance and intervention strategies.
- Establish and monitor necessary caseloads, work with schools and other staff to plan assessments and meetings. Submit records, reports, and assignments promptly and efficiently.
- Supervise Psychology interns as necessary.
Requirements 1) Required knowledge, skills & abilities:

- Demonstrated commitment to students and learning
- Experience with students grades K-12
- Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively and interact effectively with different audiences
- Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple cases concurrently
- Ability to work as a part of a team
- Demonstrates ability to adjust to and use new approaches in the performance of his/her duties
- Deals with obstacles and constraints positively
- Spanish bilingual preferred, but not required

2) Minimum educational level:

- Bachelor’s degree; Master’s in education preferred
- Pupil Personnel Services Credential

3) Experience required:

- Pupil Personnel Services Credential
- School Psychologist Intern also acceptable

4) Physical requirements:

- Stand, walk or bend over, kneel, crouch, reach overhead, grasp, push, and pull. Move, lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds to shoulder height.
- Repetitive use of hands (i.e. fine manipulation, simple grasping, and power grasping).
- Demonstrate normal depth perception.
- Sitting, walking or standing for extended periods of time.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, operate standard office equipment, and use a telephone
- See and read a computer screen and printed matter with or without vision aids.
- Distinguish colors.
- Read and understand rules and policies, labels, and instructions.
- Hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone.
- Verbal communications, including the ability to speak and hear at normal room levels and on the telephone.

Work environment:

- Work indoors in a standard office environment, computer lab, and/or classroom environment.
- Work is performed in indoor and outdoor4 environments.
- Exposure to dust, oils, and cleaning chemicals.
- Some exposure to childhood and other diseases in a school environment.
- May be required to work outside of normal workdays and office hours to meet operational deadlines.

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