Mare Island Technology Academy
Reports to: Chief Academic Officer
Evaluator: Chief Academic Officer
Work Year: Fulltime, 205 Days
Salary Range: See Certificated Salary Schedule (plus additional days)
Under the direction of the Sonoma County Charter Special Education Local Plan Area (SC ChELPA), assess behavioral, social, and/or academic problems for students, develop individual prescriptions for treating students in special programs, follow-up and re-evaluate appropriately, provide individual and group counseling, and support school staff in serving students with special needs.
Representative Duties and Responsibilities:
- Administer a variety of assessments utilizing appropriate testing devices to assist in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of learning, behavior, and emotional problems.
- Confer with parents, teachers, school personnel, and other agencies regarding interpretations of psychological and other assessments, subsequent conclusions, and related recommendations.
- Prepare recommendations pertaining to student academic/behavioral intervention and placement in special programs.
- Make recommendations for Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives.
- Develop and monitor behavior management programs and provide other consulting service, as required.
- Write reports, referrals, notifications, and other documents/communications that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct.
- Manage all aspects of testing and special education and 504 placement as required, including but not limited to, assisting in obtaining consent for testing and placement, testing administration, and follow up on findings and recommendations of the Individual Education Plan team.
- Conduct/participate in meetings, such as those for student study team, 504 Plan, Individual Education Program team, special education staff, faculty, and others, as assigned or appropriate.
- Assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating appropriate in-service.
10. Provide direct services to individuals or groups of students (e.g., counseling, crisis interventions, mentoring, and individual safety plans, when appropriate).
11. Keep abreast of recent legislation, changes in community services, and availability of resources relevant to student mental health and students with disabilities.
12. Other related duties as assigned.
Specific knowledge of:
- Correct procedures for conducting and interpreting psychological and academic assessments.
- Techniques for counseling and consulting with students, parents, staff, and community agencies in a variety of settings.
- Current laws and practices related to pupil personnel.
Specific ability to:
- Work effectively with students, parents, staff, and community members.
- Provide non-judgmental support and consultation for special education and regular education students.
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality about the status of students, staff, school, and district activities.
- Work cooperatively with administration, other employees, parents, and the public.
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work, communicate, and collaborate effectively with teachers, other school staff, and families as part of a team
- Apply appropriate software to assigned duties.
- Detail-oriented team player willing to work to get the job done.
- Unquestioned integrity and commitment to MIT Academy and our students.
- Graduate Degree in Psychology.
- California Pupil Personnel Services Credential with a specialization in School Psychology.
- One year experience as a school psychologist or related experience, including internship, OR three years experience as a classroom teacher or school counselor.
Board Approved: April 30, 2014