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School Psychologist .8 FTE Kentfield School District

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4/17/2019
Virginia DiGirolamo
415-458-5130 X156
1
2019-20 School Year
Part Time
5/10/2019 3:00 PM Pacific
Placement on the Certificated Psychologist Salary Schedule Depending on Experience and Qualifications. Medical, dental, and vision benefits prorated.
Date Posted: 4/17/2019 Application Deadline: 5/10/2019 3:00 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: 2019-20 School Year
Salary: Placement on the Certificated Psychologist Salary Schedule Depending on Experience and Qualifications. Medical, dental, and vision benefits prorated. Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Virginia DiGirolamo
Email: vdigirolamo@kentfieldschools.org
Phone: 415-458-5130 X156
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 KENTFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Definition

The School Psychologist, under the supervision of the Director of Student Services and site principals, utilizes knowledge of human development and psychology to provide a variety of diagnostic, clinical an intervention services that support the learning and development of students. These services include assessing students to determine eligibility for special education services; participation in IEP, Student Study Team and Section 504 meetings, recommending interventions, consultation, direct therapeutic services, in-service training and parent programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the Direction of Director of Student Services and Site Principals:

  • Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel regarding the social/emotional and learning needs of students, effective classroom management techniques, and strategies to reinforce appropriate school behavior.
  • Conduct parent education and meet with parents individually or in a group setting.
  • Assist in the referral process and transference of relevant student information to and from appropriate school, district, and/or community agencies or individual practitioners.
  • Coordinate and participate in articulation activities between schools and high school district.

Assessment

  • Select and utilize assessment instruments appropriate to student’s disabilities or suspected disabilities, background, age, and history while demonstrating sensitivity to socio-economic, cultural and developmental factors.
  • Administer, score and evaluate tests in a clinically accurate manner that honors state and federal timelines.
  • Observe student in a variety of settings, interview parents, school staff and others to gather relevant information. Review and interpret student records.
  • Present data in both written and oral reports in a readable/understandable manner with sufficient detail so parents and professionals understand the basis for the findings.
  • Prepare written reports that integrate data from a variety of sources. Appropriate history is included and referred to in the findings. The conclusion is supported by empirical data and suggestions regarding future programming are included.
  • The oral report of the assessment findings is delivered in a perceptive and sensitive manner within the state and federal legal timelines.

Consultation Services

  • Provide teacher consultation services on topics such as child development, behavior assessment/ interventions/management, and emotional indicators evidenced in the classroom, family issues and teaching strategies for all areas of skill development. Provide parent consultation services on topics such as; child development, behavior management, emotional concerns, family problems, referral to community resources, and helping parents to understand and address their child’s needs.
  • Provide student consultation services on topics such as; school programs, referral to other resources, family concerns behavior/assessment/interventions and therapeutic and clinical interventions.
  • Provide administrative consultation services on topics such as; student services and placement,
  • ssessment/interventions, in-service training, and case management.

Communication

  • Communicate effectively in written and oral language. These communications are sensitive, timely and efficient.
  • Provide timely information and input to the Director of Student Services, and school site administrators regarding student safety, assessment, emerging conflicts, and complex IEP’s.
  • Document in writing all case related communications.
  • Effectively consult, facilitate and/or work with a  multi-disciplinary team as part of the school community.
  • Provide current information on available community resources to staff parents, students, and administration.
  • Meet regularly with the Director of Special Education and site principals regarding complex IEP’s, special education programs, in-service and professional development.

Other Duties

  • Serve on district and SELPA committees as assigned by the Director of Student Services.
  • Provide direct counseling services and assessment for mental health services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Attend SELPA Psychologist meetings, Special Education Department meetings, management meetings, school staff meetings, staff development and other meetings as assigned by the Director of Special Education and site principals.

Knowledge /Abilities/Skills Required

  • Ability to assess and diagnose students to determine specific learning, emotional and behavioral disabilities using a wide variety of measurements/tests.
  • Ability to organize, plan, coordinate, analyze and communicate assessment results to a wide audience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and administration.
  • Demonstrate an extensive knowledge of special education policies/procedures and current laws regarding assessment, eligibility, behavioral plans/interventions, and therapeutic services.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, for a variety of audiences that include students, parents, staff, other agency personnel and public presentations.
  • Ability to provide sensitive and effective counseling services to students in groups or individually.
  • Ability to maintain and improve skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to be flexible, receptive to input, and open to change.
  • Demonstrate effective listening skills.
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration and problem solving skills when working with multi-disciplinary teams, IEP teams and with outside agency personnel.
  • Demonstrate mastery of basic computer skills, which include MAC word-processing e-mail, Internet, database, spreadsheet, and student information systems.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently, take initiative and provide self-directed leadership at the school sites.

Qualifications

  • California School Psychologist Credential
  • Experience in providing psychological services to a large school site.
  • Pupil Services credential with authorization in school counseling, doctoral degree, MFT or LCSW helpful.
  • Please include: letter of interest, resume, and three current letters of recommendation.

Requirements for Applying

California School Psychologist Credential Pupil Services credential with authorization in school counseling, doctoral degree, MFT, or LCSW helpful Experience in providing psychological services to large school site Include: Letter of Interest Resume Three current letters of recommendation

Requirements for Applying

California School Psychologist Credential Pupil Services credential with authorization in school counseling, doctoral degree, MFT, or LCSW helpful Experience in providing psychological services to large school site Include: Letter of Interest Resume Three current letters of recommendation


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