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Psychologist: Exceptional Children (use for 10 and 12 month)

Company: Shelby County Schools
Location: Memphis
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Purpose and Scope:To provide direct services for assigned schools; assist in the intervention process as a member of the Student Support Team; perform individual psychological observations, evaluations, and assessment for referred students; explain the results of these evaluations to parents and other team members; participate in implementation of Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2); provide consultation to educational staff; and promote compliance with state and federal regulations. The School Psychologist applies knowledge of psychology, education, and child development to provide competent and ethical services consistent with standards established by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).Essential Job Functions:

  • Collaborates/consults with school personnel regarding student academic concerns
  • Reviews records or outside evaluations to determine ongoing psych evaluation needs
  • Participates in S-Team and IEP meetings to obtain relevant information from parents, schools staff, and available records to determine need for psycho-educational evaluation.
  • Insures compliance with State and Federal IDEA guidelines
  • Conducts classroom observations
  • Provides diagnostic assessment services in the area of intelligence, personality, sensory motor, achievement, and adaptive behavior to students with suspected exceptional educational needs.
  • Completes clearly written and comprehensive reports which provide practical recommendations
  • Coordinates with school staff to implement school wide Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2) program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Attends professional development training
  • Provides consultation to other professionals within the district
  • Provides professional training to school personnel
  • Serves on school program committees
  • Assumes responsibility for management of records in accordance with federal regulations set forth by Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Maintains responsibility for obtaining clinical supervision
  • Supervises university trainees
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or directedMinimum Qualifications:Masters Degree (including Educational Specialist) or above in Psychology (clinical, educational, school) from a university psychology or educational psychology department that is NASP or APA approved or equivalent including completion of internship. TN Department of Education School Psychologist License or TN Department of Health: Senior Psychological Examiner or Psychologist, Health Service ProviderDegree Equivalency Formula:Bachelors Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.Masters Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Masters degrees are required, years for Bachelors Degrees must be included. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of acceptable psychological testing procedures and practices Knowledge of special education laws and regulations Effective written and oral communication skillsAbility to work in a professional manner both individually and as part of a teamExcellent analytical and problem-solving skillsStrong time management and organization skills Setting and managing multiple prioritiesProficiency in common computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and OutlookLicense to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Tennessee Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
Sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods and some dexterity in operating computer and office equipmentTransportation of testing kits and materials to assessment siteNormal visual and auditory acuityNo unusual exposure to environmental toxins Unavoidable Hazards: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards. Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.

Keywords: Shelby County Schools, Memphis , Psychologist: Exceptional Children (use for 10 and 12 month), Healthcare , Memphis, Tennessee

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