Supervisor of Psychological Services
JOB CODE: 9645
DEPARTMENT: Student Support
SUPERVISOR: Director of Response to Intervention
DATE: September 29, 2011
Plans and administers programs designed to meet the diverse psychological needs of all students in order to enhance their educational success, and supervises school psychologists and assists them as they execute their job responsibilities.
Special Education certified and non-certified personnel with an emphasis on School Psychologists.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides leadership and consultation to assigned staff regarding the performance of their job duties and responsibilities
2. Primary evaluator of school psychologists
3. Leads the process of recruitment and hiring of psychology department staff and school psychologist interns
4. Provides leadership, consultation, and technical assistance to psychologists through individual contacts, small group meetings, staff meetings and written correspondence
5. Coordinates referrals for psychiatric consultations
6. Provides consultation and technical assistance to teachers, administrators, parents, and the community at large on psychological, educational, and mental health related subjects
7. Encourages the ongoing professional development of psychologists by arranging, approving, and/or providing relevant training opportunities
8. Recommends budget items to support appropriate programming that aligns with district initiatives
9. Attends staffings and develops program options for students with special education disabilities within the Rockford Public Schools
10. Assists in the writing and development of district procedures related to special education and psychological services
11. Works with outside agencies (i.e., universities, state, federal and local organizations)
12. Initiates/Assembles Grief Response Team & serves as team leader at building level when directed by Executive Director of Student Support
13. Coordinates summer IEP re-evaluation process
14. Assumes any other duties as delegated by the Executive Directors of Student Support, Special Education and Response to Intervention, who may make adjustments in the above-outlined scope of responsibilities.
15. All actions must be in concert with the mission statement, beliefs, objectives and parameters found in the Strategic Plan adopted by the Rockford Board of Education
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides supplemental/discretionary reports, data, and materials
2. Participates in job training and professional growth opportunities in order to enhance ability to perform the essential functions of the job
3. Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
LENGTH OF WORK: 12 months
WORKING CONDITIONS: Moderate in-district travel, some statewide travel. Frequent prolonged, irregular hours of work. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week for crisis-related situations.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
The Supervisor of School Psychologists shall have met all of the requirements of, and graduated from am approved university program in school psychology. Additional training leading to supervisory endorsement or an administrative certificate is also required.
Certification: State of Illinois certification Type 73 School Services Personnel with Supervisory Endorsement - OR Illinois State Board of Education administrative certificate Type 75.
- Strong organizational, administrative and supervisory skills
- Outstanding skills in writing, speaking and listening
- Understanding of and experience with diversity of cultures and race
- Creative, innovative approach to problem solving
- High energy level and assertive leadership style
Applicants for this position do not have to complete the vacancy form