School Psychologist (.5) Howell
Closes: Until Filled
Position Title: School Psychologist – (.5) Howell
Location: Howell Public Schools
Department: Special Education
Reports To: Director of Special Education
SUMMARY: Evaluates pupils referred as potential candidates for Special Education program, presents reports to the local education authority on pupils he/she has evaluated, participates in a collaborative problem-solving model that focuses on early intervention and preventative programs, and involvement in endeavors to improve, enhance, and increase student and staff performance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Other duties may be assigned.
Conducts extensive psychological examinations of referred students.
May participate in activities involved in early intervention and prevention, such as gathering local normative data, being a member or facilitator of an Instructional Consultation Team, being a member of a child study team, setting up and evaluating the success of strategies for students.
Participates in case conferences when referred students are involved, or as requested.
Consults with staff, parents, and students as needed to help support instruction and learning needs.
Serves as a member or chair of MET and IEPT meetings.
Fosters professional development through inservice education of school psychological staff, including interns, paraprofessionals, and volunteers, and through planning, conducting and participating in workshops for these and other school personnel.
Supervises students when testing.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master's degree in school psychology or equivalent. Completed 45 graduate hours in school psychology or related area in addition to an internship.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid Michigan School Psychologist Certificate.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, teaching staff, students, parents and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly will sit, walk and stand.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is occasionally quiet to moderate. The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being of students.
WORK SCHEDULE: 2012-2013 school year
APPLY TO: on-line: www.livingstonesa.org
“The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or nonprescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the District.”
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