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Psychologist, Special Education (REPOST) 22-19-20 at Tustin Unified School District

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About the Employer

The mission of the Tustin Unified School District, a learning community rich in heritage and committed to a tradition of excellence, is to ensure that each student optimizes individual achievement through an educational system characterized by challenging and exciting curricula and inspiring personalized instruction, in partnership with our dynamic and involved communities.

Job Information

Date Posted: 11/1/2019 Application Deadline: 11/15/2019 4:30 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 2019/2020 (185 days per year)
Salary: Placement on teacher salary schedule based on experience (up to 12 years experience credit), plus Master's Degree stipend, plus 10%. Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Elizabeth Patino Email: epatino@tustin.k12.ca.us
Phone: 714-730-7301
Benefits: Benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, sick leave, and retirement program.
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

PSYCHOLOGIST
Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent, Student Services, serves as Psychologist to students from Preschool through 12th grade. Evaluates needs of children within the educational system or school, and plans and carries out programs to enable children to attain maximum achievement and adjustment by performing the following duties. Applies scientific principles in assessment of intellectual abilities, characteristics, and behavior to ameliorate school-related problems and to facilitate the learning and development of students by providing services to students, teachers, parents, and community agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

• Counsels students, parents and consults with staff in the development of appropriate behavior goals.
• Assists students, parents and staff in the development of realistic personal expectancies.
• Develops individual and group problem solving techniques.
• Develops interpersonal relation skills.
• Provides a climate within which parents, students and staff can gain assistance with problems.
• Evaluates students in relation to learning needs.
• Develops hypothesis, aggregates data and makes recommendations.
• Develops instructional program with staff to meet students' needs; recommends behavior management techniques to staff and parents; recommends curriculum alternatives and specific instructional strategies to staff and parents assists staff in utilization of strategies recommended.
• Interprets test data; researches available tests necessary to meet individual school needs; provides in-service training for staff on standardized administration techniques; interprets individual and group test data to staff and parents.
• Serves as liaison for school referrals to community resources; maintains contact with outside community agencies; appropriately utilizes outside agencies based upon identified needs of students.
• Plans, implements and evaluates staff development activities in the area of behavior management, testing and guidance, and teaching strategies.
• Participates in the development of school and District programs.
• Conducts diagnostic studies to identify child's needs, limitations, and potentials, observing child in classroom and at play, studying school records, consulting with parents and school personnel, and administering and interpreting diagnostic findings.
• Plans special placement or other treatment programs.
• Counsels pupils individually and in groups to assist pupils to achieve personal, social, and emotional adjustment.
• Carries out research to aid in introduction of programs in schools to meet current psychological, educational, and sociological needs of children.
• Advises teachers and other school personnel on methods to enhance school and classroom atmosphere to provide motivating educational environment.
• Serves as consultant to school board, superintendent, administrative committees, and parent teacher groups in matters involving psychological services within educational system or school. Conducts needs assessment, researches, writes, develops and evaluates schemes for specific programs at the district level.
• Refers individuals to community agencies to secure medical, vocational, or social services for child or family.
• Participates in planning of remedial classes and testing programs designed to meet needs of students.

CREDENTIAL: Pupil Personnel Credential authorizing service in School Psychology.

EDUCATION: Master's Degree Experience: All required fieldwork/internship, and teaching

EXPERIENCE:
Personal Qualities: Appearance, grooming and personality which establish a desirable example for students. Ability to meet District standards for physical and mental health.

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.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

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 is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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 usually mild.

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

To apply for this position, you must complete an Edjoin online application which includes the following: • A current resume • Three signed letters of recommendation • Pupil Personnel Credential authorizing service in School Psychology. •Copies of all college transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable for application purposes, however, original transcripts will be required if hired.) *All attachments must be submitted onto your Edjoin online application. Do not send paper documents or emailed documents. if you are in need of assistance, please call the EdJoin Help Desk at 888-900-8945*



      To apply for this position, you must complete an Edjoin online application which includes the following: • A current resume • Three signed letters of recommendation • Pupil Personnel Credential authorizing service in School Psychology. •Copies of all college transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable for application purposes, however, original transcripts will be required if hired.) *All attachments must be submitted onto your Edjoin online application. Do not send paper documents or emailed documents. if you are in need of assistance, please call the EdJoin Help Desk at 888-900-8945*

           


          Application Deadline

          11/15/2019 4:30 PM Pacific

          Date Posted

          11/1/2019

          Contact

          Elizabeth Patino
          714-730-7301

          Number of Openings

          1

          Salary

          Placement on teacher salary schedule based on experience (up to 12 years experience credit), plus Master's Degree stipend, plus 10%.

          Length of Work Year

          2019/2020 (185 days per year)

          Employment Type

          Full Time

          Benefits:

          Benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, sick leave, and retirement program.