|JOB TITLE:||School Psychologist|
|REPORTS TO:||Director of School Psychology and Behavioral Services|
|PREPARED BY:||Charlene Surber|
Position starts 2017 - 2018 school year
190 day contract - (Full-time)
Umatilla School District
Provide a comprehensive program of school psychology services to parents, students, teachers, professionals and communities, focusing on school-age children with learning, behavioral and emotional needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conduct individual standardized, curriculum- referenced or norm-referenced tests to evaluate intellectual or academic levels, and/or adaptive/social/emotional behavior.
- Conduct functional behavior assessments and/or observations of students in a variety of school settings.
- Participate in educational referral, planning, eligibility and/or determination of placement meetings.
- Participate in the development of Individual Education Plans as needed or requested.
- Participate in manifestation determinations and support behavior intervention development as needed or requested.
- Collaborate, communicate and confer with InterMountain Education Service District and school district personnel, parents and students.
- Consult with staff and student, and review files/records to determine developmental history, current academic and functional levels.
- Provide comprehensive written reports of observations, assessment results and recommendations.
- Provide consultation, short-term counseling or social skills services to individuals or small groups.
- Collaborate with mental health, state and county agencies for supporting school districts.
- Perform other reasonable duties that from time to time may be assigned to meet the usual and unusual demands placed on the organization.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Qualified individuals will currently hold or be eligible for Oregon School Psychology License. Individual will also have reliable, insured transportation for required travel around the IMESD service area.
EDUCATION / WORK EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in psychology or related field. Individual will have had training, experience and skills in selecting, administering and scoring appropriate diagnostic procedures and assessment tools including intellectual, academic and behavioral measures.
Experience or knowledge of students with disabilities.
Demonstrated ability to work in multiple education settings with teams and individual staff, parents and children.
Demonstrated interest in and aptitude for working with children.
Demonstrated patience, warmth, and capacity for acceptance of children with special needs.
Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Effective computer skills.
School Psychologist will be required to travel around the service area and may occasionally be required to travel on overnight assignments.
The physical demands and work environment 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 must lift and/or move 25 to 50 pounds, and may assist, move, or restrain students with greater weight when required to intervene in student safety issues.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, lift, carry, move about, hear and speak...
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee may be exposed to infectious disease as carried by students, exposed to student noise and learning resource noise levels.
The employee may be exposed to aggressive student behaviors including biting, hitting, kicking, and throwing of objects
The employee may be required to travel on school owned or leased vehicles while supervising and assisting students.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The home base for this position may change as a result in student populations.
This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions, or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify, or delete any aspect of this (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.