Shifts: M-F 7:30-3:30
JD: CLASS SUMMARY: The school psychologist develops and implements comprehensive psychological services for students, which includes direct psychometric and psychoeducational evaluations of Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Blind and/or multiply disabled students. Additional responsibilities include: assisting in the development of educational/behavioral management programs for students through the use of diagnostic and educational/behavioral assessment skills; participating in MET (Multidisciplinary Education Team) and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) conferences and effectively communicating with other team members and parents; conducting psychoeducational evaluations of assigned, new, and continuing students; serving and monitoring classification of MD/MDSSI students; providing timely written reports which include recommendations for program planning; assisting teachers in developing and monitoring behavioral management plans through the use of diagnostic and behavioral assessment skills; providing counseling to referred student; monitoring students who take medication for behavioral therapy; assuming responsibility for professional growth and development through maintenance of professional memberships and workshops; participation in and/or generating research of relevance to school population; obtaining information about a variety of services offered to Deaf/Hard of Hearing school aged children outside the school and assist in obtaining such services when needed. Must utilize appropriate personal protective equipment as required. Participates in MIPS (Medicaid in Public Schools) as directed. Position will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional that occur from time to time.
Skills Required: KNOWLEDGE OF: Special Education Laws and Regulations Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit Principles and practices of administration and management Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures Relevant medical, social, and legal community resources Assessment instruments and methodologies Current relevant research related to psychology and the behavior and learning problems of children Safety procedures Assessment practices with Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, Blind, and multiply-disabled populations Proper English usage, spelling, vocabulary, and basic academic subjects Child development ASL DEMONSTRATED SKILL/ABILITY TO: Work under pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple and changing priorities Use a variety of office and school equipment Analyze information from journal articles, books, research findings, etc. Utilize relevant assessment tools and problem solving techniques specific to psychological educational assessment Mentor and provide leadership related to school psychology issues Administer, interpret, and apply testing results Communicate effectively, both orally/in sign and in writing Assist with the coordination of community-services by sharing information with families on community providers in the area of mental health (Psychology, counseling, behavior, etc…) Counsel, resolve conflict, and problem solve Interpret and apply laws, regulations, codes, ethical considerations and policies Utilize a variety of computer-based technologies Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, demonstrating tact, diplomacy, and patience