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Lead School Psychologist

Company: Young World Physical Education
Location: Danville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Application Deadline: Posted until Filled Posted : April 19, 2021

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Job Description

SCHOOL / DEPT: Central Office / Student Services

EVALUATOR: Director: Special Education

SALARY SCHEDULE: Certified + Extra Service Salary Schedule

APPROVED BY: Boyle County Board of Education DATE: April 2021

ABOUT US

Kids come first at Boyle County Schools. Were proud to employ a team of educators and staff who strive for excellence, crave innovation and look for ways to provide students with personalized learning environments. A state and national leader in education, Boyle County Schools elevates more than 2,500 students to the highest levels of achievement through growth in academics, the arts, and athletics.

ABOUT THE POSITION The Lead School Psychologist will manage, monitor and facilitate the work responsibilities for school psychologists, and coordinate the assignments for school psychology intern(s). This position supports instructional programs by reviewing resorts of team members, mentoring colleagues and supporting professional accountability. The Lead School Psychologist will perform specialized psychological work in an educational setting to enable students to achieve optimal learning. Position collects, interprets and synthesizes information about a students sensory motor/perceptual functioning, academic achievement, intelligence, social/emotional adjustment, and significant crises that influence academic and behavioral functioning. Position works cooperatively as an interdisciplinary team member to provide services and to devise an appropriate service plan for referred students and their families.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires:
Valid Kentucky Certification in School Psychology issued by the Educational Professional Standards Board Four (4) years of successful experience as a school psychologist Must meet the minimal curriculum standards prescribed in 704 KAR 15:015 in order to be certified by the Kentucky Division of Teacher Education and Certification. The program of preparation consists of a minimum of 60 semester hours of graduate credit in an approved program including the minimum of a masters degree, and meeting a criterion score on the National Teacher Examination. School psychology specialty Area Examination. Upon passing these requirements an individual is eligible for a one year provisional certificate. Upon successful completion of an approved 1200 hour internship program a five (5) year renewable certificate may be issued. The successful candidate will have completed a curricular program including psychological foundations, educational foundations, assessment and intervention, professional school psychology and research/evaluation/statistics.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following are listed for reference. Success will involve the ongoing demonstration of desire and ability to perform responsibilities effectively, efficiently, pleasantly and with a focus on student success.
Manage, monitor and facilitate work responsibilities for school psychologists. Perform casework services with students and families to help resolve student behavioral and social challenges. Select and administer age appropriate assessment methods and materials in order to determine the needs of the student. Consult with teachers and other school personnel to obtain information regarding the reason for referral. Interpret assessment results and comply with comprehensive psychological assessment reports that address the reason for referral and include appropriate recommendations. Communicate case findings and recommendations to teachers and other school personnel as needed. Participate in eligibility committee meetings and contributes to the development of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Serve as a resource to teachers and staff regarding psychological services and the academic/psychological needs of students. Conference with and provide information, support and counseling to parents/guardians of students. Organize and conduct specialized programs to include parent training classes and student support activities. Conduct specialized individual and group counseling sessions to address specific emotional, social and behavioral needs of students. Serve as a liaison between the student, home, school, private counseling facilities and community resources such as social services, court services and family service agencies. Provide follow-up support and periodic re-evaluation services as necessary. Keep abreast of developments and research in the field of school psychology and share with colleagues. Maintain an accurate and broad knowledge base in the areas of special education programs and curriculum services, instructional strategies, and all other related areas. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Carry out other professional responsibilities including punctuality, reliability, care of equipment and materials, planning, communication, confidentiality, and following district and school policies. Ability to use technology for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to supporting instruction, accessing and manipulating data, professional growth and productivity, communicating and collaborating with colleagues, parents and the community, and conducting research/solving problems. Proficiency in technology skills must be demonstrated based on the performance criteria set out in the KDE teacher standards for technology. Strict adherence to the Policies and Procedures of the Boyle County Board of Education, the Employee Handbook, Code of Ethics for Certified School Personnel and Kentucky Revised Statutes. Fulfilling contractual obligations of days worked. Perform other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Certified and Classified staff assigned by the superintendent.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Frequently required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
DISCLAIMERS AND OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION
The work environment described is 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 information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Position Type: Full-time Job Category : Student Services > Psychologist

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Keywords: Young World Physical Education, Danville , Lead School Psychologist, Other , Danville, California

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