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School Psychologist - Red Lake Schools

 

Red Lake Public Schools ISD #0038

Job Description

Position Title: School Psychologist

Position Purpose: A school psychologist intern is authorized to provide direct and indirect psychological services to prekindergarten through grade 12 students who are at risk of social and academic failure and support in the identification, evaluation and implementation of programs for students with special needs.

Education/Training/Experience

1. Evidence of having completed a preparation program in school psychology that is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), OR evidence of national Certification of School Psychologists (NCSP) through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

2. Holds a School Psychologist License through the Minnesota Department of Education.

Supervisor: Director of Special Services

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Early intervention activities

a. Screen, review records, interpret findings

b. Consult with child study teams / problem solving teams / RtI teams

c. Informal child observation

d. Consultation with children, parents and staff

e. Other pre referral activities

2. Evaluation and Re-evaluation

a. Administer, interpret and report the results of psychological, functional, behavioral, and educational tests

b. Select and evaluate assessment instruments and data gathering procedures

c. Gather and interpret necessary data using formal and informal procedures in areas of a child's development such as: cognitive, perceptual, psychomotor, emotional, social, adaptive behavior, personality and vocational adjustment

3. Program Planning & Implementation activities may include:

a. Psychological services to students in accordance with objectives specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

b. Individual and group counseling in conjunction with a special education instructional program or as the sole service provided for specific students

c. Design, conduct and monitor behavior management programs and other corrective services

d. Coordinate school and community resources and provide follow-up on referrals to outside agencies

e. Provide individual and group consultation to special education teachers, regular education teachers, parents and other team members

f. In-service and consultation to students, parents, educators, administrators, outside agencies and community as necessary to support special education instructional program

g. Provide consultation to students, parents, and staff in due process procedures in concert with the Director of Special Education

4. Crisis Intervention

a. Work with school staff to assist with individual student crisis in an effort to provide interim support and guide families to appropriate community resources.

b. Coordinate with school and community resources and provide follow-up on referrals to community agencies

5. Professional

a. Maintain licensing requirements of regulating agencies in order to possess required licenses to perform the duties described in this job description

b. Participate in continuous improvement activities such as workshops, inservice and other learning opportunities that promote quality school psychological services to children

c. Assure compliance with special education procedural requirements and document appropriate due process guidelines, timelines, and procedures

d. Maintain confidentiality

e. Perform other duties as assigned

To apply send complete District application, cover letter, resume, and credentials send to: Human Resources, Red Lake School District #38, PO Box 499, Red Lake, MN 56671. Position open until filled.

 

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