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MENTAL HEALTH SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

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4/19/2013
Sabrina Newlon
559-673-6051 6233
1
2013/2014
Full Time
5/17/2013 4:00 PM Pacific
2012/2013 Administrative Salary Schedule - Range 14 Salary Schedule $73,334-$84,888/year Based on 202 Work Days (MA + $1,000) (DR + $1,000)
Date Posted:
4/19/2013
Application Deadline:
5/17/2013 4:00 PM Pacific
Employment Type:
Full Time
Length of Work Year:
2013/2014
Salary:
2012/2013 Administrative Salary Schedule - Range 14 Salary Schedule $73,334-$84,888/year Based on 202 Work Days (MA + $1,000) (DR + $1,000)
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1
Contact: Sabrina Newlon Email: snewlon@maderacoe.k12.ca.us Phone: 559-673-6051 6233
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

Administrative

Range: 14

MADERA COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

 

 

CLASS TITLE:  MENTAL HEALTH SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

 

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

 

Under the direction of the Associate Superintendent, Student Programs and Services or designee, coordinate and provide psychological services to students with disabilities including assessment, counseling, and consulting activities; assist administration, staff, school districts, and parents in meeting the educational needs of students; chair and participate in IEP meetings.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Provide psychological services to students, including assessment, counseling, and consultation activities; assist district and County Office administration, staff, and parents in meeting the educational needs of students; facilitate and participate in the referral to placement processes.

 

Chair Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings or participate in IEP meetings as assigned; disseminate assessment results; certify and assure students meet approval eligibility criteria for placement and services; assist in developing individual student goals and objectives; assist in recommending program placement; assist with the referral placement process and transition IEP’s as appropriate.

 

Evaluate students according to approved assessment plan; utilize appropriate instruments/tests, observations, records, and interviews; provide scheduled review testing and additional review testing as appropriate; prepare complete reports of each student assessed; maintain reports and test records in confidential files; interpret assessment findings for staff, parents, and other authorized persons as necessary.

 

Communicate and consult with special education staff, district level staff, administrators, counselors, parents, students, health services providers, and other human services professionals for the purpose of coordinating available information and services to individual students; communicate with directors to assess, prioritize, and plan for program needs.

 

Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to assigned programs, students, and related services and activities; develop and implement various systems for organization of mandated paperwork and processes.

 

Provide in-service training to parents and staff as needed.

 

Provide counseling and crisis intervention and counseling for students and families; support staff during crisis situations.

 

 

 

 

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Attend and participate in various meetings; attend workshops, conferences, and classes as directed; participate as a member of consultation and other teams or committees; attend teacher’s meetings as needed; make presentations as assigned.

 

Assist with the student study behavior team, Functional Analysis Assessment (FAA), Behavior Support Plan (BSP) development, and referral for behavior analysis; develop behavioral plans within the IEP process; provide functional analysis consultation as required; conduct 504 interviews as assigned.

 

Operate a computer and other standard office equipment as assigned; drive a vehicle to various sites to conduct work.

 

OTHER DUTIES:

Maintain current knowledge of trends and developments in the area of psychology, counseling, or other areas of assignment.

 

Perform related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Techniques and methods of assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation.

Principles of child development.

Principles and techniques used in behavior analysis and the development of behavior intervention plans.

Community agencies and referral resources.

Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations including mandates related to mental health services and Special Education programs.

Report-preparation and record-keeping techniques.

Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and courtesy.

Oral and written communication skills.

Public speaking techniques.

Operation of a computer and assigned software.

 

ABILITY TO:

Coordinate and provide psychological services to students with disabilities including assessment, counseling, and consulting activities.

Coordinate services with multiple agencies.

Facilitate meetings with parents and staff.

Consult with team members regarding a child’s needs and education program intervention and plans.

Develop and implement various systems for organization of mandated paperwork and processes.

Interpret and apply policies, procedures, codes, and regulations related to assigned programs and functions.

 

 

 

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Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Interact effectively and sensitively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and demonstrate an understanding, patient, and receptive attitude toward children.

Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports in accordance with applicable standards.

Maintain confidentiality of student information.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Make oral presentations.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Work independently with little direction.

Plan and organize work.

Meet schedules and time lines.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Any combination equivalent to:  Master’s Degree in school psychology or special education and counseling and some counseling or teaching experience, including some experience in assessing and working with severely handicapped students, aged birth to twenty-one.

 

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

 

Valid California Credential authorizing services in school psychology or pupil personnel.

Possession of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certification.

Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license.  Incumbents must be insurable by the liability carrier for the County Office of Education.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

ENVIRONMENT:

Office, classroom, and playground environment.

Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Stamina to perform multiple assignments and tasks with many interruptions and deadlines while under a variety of circumstances including critical, intense, or urgent situations.

Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.

Seeing to read a variety of materials and observe students.

 

HAZARDS:

Occasional physical escorts and management of aggressive student behavior.

 

Requirements for Applying

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Associate Superintendent, Student Programs and Services or designee, coordinate and provide psychological services to students with disabilities including assessment, counseling, and consulting activities; assist administration, staff, school districts, and parents in meeting the educational needs of students; chair and participate in IEP meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination equivalent to: Master’s Degree in school psychology or special education and counseling and some counseling or teaching experience, including some experience in assessing and working with severely handicapped students, aged birth to twenty-one. LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid California Credential authorizing services in school psychology or pupil personnel. Possession of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certification. Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license. Incumbents must be insurable by the liability carrier for the County Office of Education.

      Requirements for Applying

      SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Associate Superintendent, Student Programs and Services or designee, coordinate and provide psychological services to students with disabilities including assessment, counseling, and consulting activities; assist administration, staff, school districts, and parents in meeting the educational needs of students; chair and participate in IEP meetings.

      QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination equivalent to: Master’s Degree in school psychology or special education and counseling and some counseling or teaching experience, including some experience in assessing and working with severely handicapped students, aged birth to twenty-one. LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid California Credential authorizing services in school psychology or pupil personnel. Possession of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certification. Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license. Incumbents must be insurable by the liability carrier for the County Office of Education.

          The following items MUST be submitted: 1) Completed Application form 2) Resume 3) Letter of Introduction 4) Copy of Valid Applicable California Credential and BCBA Certification 5) Three Signed Letters of Reference Submit above items to: Sabrina Newlon, Human Resources Madera County Office of Education 1105 S. Madera Avenue, Madera, CA 93637 SELECTION PROCEDURE: Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee. Interview dates will be individually arranged for selected applicants.

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          Application Deadline: 5/17/2013 4:00 PM Pacific

          The following items MUST be submitted: 1) Completed Application form 2) Resume 3) Letter of Introduction 4) Copy of Valid Applicable California Credential and BCBA Certification 5) Three Signed Letters of Reference Submit above items to: Sabrina Newlon, Human Resources Madera County Office of Education 1105 S. Madera Avenue, Madera, CA 93637 SELECTION PROCEDURE: Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee. Interview dates will be individually arranged for selected applicants.

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