School Psychologist

Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
District/Organization: 
Fraser Public Schools
Position Details: 

TITLE:           School Psychologist        

           

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Master’s degree from Accredited University in School Psychology required.
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist preferred.
  • Preliminary School Psychologist certification permitted, Fully Certified School Psychologist preferred.

 

 

REPORTS TO:        Director of Special Education and/or Building Administrator

 

SUPERVISES:         Not Applicable

 

JOB GOAL:             To help students to attain the fullest possible educational experience from school by promoting their sense of self-worth.

 

 

 ASSIGNED RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1.  General:

 

  1. Provide individual and group services to children and/or parents that emphasize improved educational performance and/or conduct.
  2. 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.
  3. Participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) committee contributing evaluation findings and collaborating on the child’s educational plan.
  4. Using the MTSS Process, will provide collaborative consultation and documentation of results including assisting basic education staff with suggestions and implementation of the Response to Intervention (RTI), pre-referral intervention strategies, and providing recommendations and modifications to assist basic education staff in working with special education students in the classroom setting.
  5. Consult with parents, teachers, and other appropriate staff regarding the child’s program and any adaptations/materials needed to facilitate improved performance in the classroom or at home.
  6. Provide direct services through a variety of methods (e.g. classroom presentations, co-teaching in general education settings, in-services to staff/parents, etc.) as needed.
  7. Maintain appropriate data on students to document current levels of performance and other pertinent information.  Re-evaluate, as appropriate, to determine extent of progress and effectiveness of therapy. 
  8. Establish and monitor the necessary caseloads, procedures, and resources to manage school psychologist services to students/staff and work cooperatively to accomplish the goals of the IEP.
  9. Adhere to the ethical standards and codes of the profession and to the established rules, regulations, and laws governing special education programs.  Participate in activities that promote professional development and use clinical/educational research to enhance therapy services.

 

  1. Professional Growth and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Supports and implements District policies, regulations, procedures, and administrative directives; demonstrates loyalty to the District and other administrators.  Supports and follows the policies and procedures of the school districts served. 
  2. Submits records, reports and assignments promptly and efficiently.
  3. Deals with obstacles and constraints positively.
  4. Demonstrates ability to adjust to and use new approaches in the performance of his/her duties.
  5. Seeks and takes advantage of opportunities for professional growth.
  6. Maintains dress and appearance appropriate to a professional office setting.

 

  1. Other:

 

  1.  Assists with other responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent or Designee.

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Ten (10) month year.  Salary and work year to be established by the Board of Education

 

Regular and reliable attendance is an essential job function.

 

EVALUATION:         The Director of Special Education and/or his designee will evaluate performance of this job annually.

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee.  He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any duties requested by his or her management that generally fit into the job expectations. 

 

Essential Functions of the job as per the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

 

 

FRASER PUBLIC SCHOOLS DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OR RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX. AGE, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, OR DISABILITY IN ITS PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES. THE FOLLOWING PERSON HAS BEEN DESIGNATED TO HANDLE INQUIRIES REGARDING THE NONDISCRIMINATION POLICIES: DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, 33466 GARFIELD, FRASER, MI 48026 (586) 439.7000.

 

 

Revision Date 7/25/19

Email: 
marianne.mough@fraserk12.org
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