Under supervision, provides professional educational and psychological services to students to include classroom interventions, student assessments and placement recommendations, individual and group counseling, consultation services to staff and parents and crisis intervention. Work is performed within specific program objectives and policies; the employee communicates with teachers and other school personnel to plan work and coordinate with others to ensure service effectiveness. Contacts are made regularly and frequently with instructional and administrative personnel, as well as, with community resource personnel.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides academic and behavioral intervention services for students in collaboration with classroom teachers.
- Develops and refines skills in understanding and applying research data and research studies as it relates to interventions and support at the school level.
- Consults and assists teachers to determine and implement appropriate academic and behavioral interventions in classrooms.
- Consults with other psychologists to enhance and broaden the internship experience.
- Consults and collaborates with parents, teachers, students and administrators.
- Serves as a liaison between home, school and community. Coordinates community resources to address child and family needs.
- Performs psycho-educational assessments of students, observations, data collection, interpretation and analyses.
- Participates in referral and eligibility meetings of students to identify strengths and weaknesses and to develop student interventions. Assists teams in determining the eligibility of students for various programs.
- Provides written evaluations that are reviewed and co-signed by supervisor, as required by state, federal and local guidelines.
- Works with a crisis team in the schools, including reaction to illness, death and abuse.
- Provides individual and group counseling services.
- Develops and coordinates various psychological services available to students and staff. Provides training to staff and parents.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Advanced knowledge of the concepts, principles and methodologies of school psychology including psychological evaluation using intelligence, personality, psycho-motor function, behavioral and personality instruments; of child growth and development, learning organization, measurement, research and statistics and of intervention strategies.
- Advanced knowledge of federal and state regulations and guidelines related to special education and pupil services programs.
- Demonstrated ability in individual and group decision-making, problem analysis and conflict resolution and to collaborate with other therapeutic and instructional personnel.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to students, staff, parents, and administrators.
- Must be enrolled in a graduate level school psychology program.
Performs duties under the supervision of the Lead School Psychologist.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Requires significant sitting for extended periods of time. Must be able to stand, walk, bend over, reach overhead, grasp, push, pull and move; life and/or carry up to 40 lbs. May work in a pleasant to stressful work environment with mandated deadlines.