Title or Position
The primary role of the school
psychologist is to advocate for students through
problem-solving and development of systems, programs and
services that maximize students' current and future social,
emotional and educational progress.
School psychologists are change agents
who collaborate with individuals, families, schools and
communities to promote effective educational
Essential Job Functions
Consult and collaborate with
parents, educators and other professionals to design and
implement interventions to address students' academic,
behavioral, and/or social concerns.
Collaborate, communicate and liaison
with families, educational professionals, and community agencies
to improve services and outcomes for students.
Travel from school to school to
Participate in the Case Study
Evaluation process administering and interpreting evaluation
results as appropriate.
Relate assessment information to
interventions and strategies to promote student progress.
Provide direct services to students
to develop skills necessary for positive social and educational
Provide both direct and indirect
services to students and staff in crisis prevention and
Present inservice and training
opportunities to educational personnel, parents and community
Participate in continuing
professional development to improve and enhance professional
knowledge and skills.
Be knowledgeable about and follow
legal requirements and ethical codes of the profession.
Research/Program Development and Evaluation
Provide expertise in the areas of
research methodology and design, program development and program
Create evaluation approaches that
measure student and program outcomes.
Illinois Type 73 School Service
Personnel Certificate endorsed for School Psychology
Northern Suburban Special Education District
760 Red Oak Lane • Highland Park, IL 60035 •
847.831.5100 • Fax: 847.831.5108 • www.nssed.org