SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST-BUILDING BRIDGES ACADEMY

Savannah-Chatham County Schools ( learn more )

Savannah, GA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3102895
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 17, 2019

Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION: To provide chool psychological services related to the identification of and services for students with disabilities.

 

REPORTS TO: Principal, Building Bridges Academy

SALARY SCHEDULE: Teacher

WORK DAYS: 200

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Education Level: 
    • Educational Specialist degree from an accredited university
    • OR Master’s degree from an accredited university and
      • Completion of a National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)-approved School Psychology program; OR Submission of a valid National Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential issued by the National School Psychology Certification Board.
  2. Experience, Skill and Certiciation: Valid Georgia Certificate in School Pshychology    
  3. Preferred Experience: 
    • Previous full-time school psychological services experience in a 6-12 alternative educational environment, including psycho-educational diagnostic testing

    • Experience as a teacher and/or related school experience
    • Experience in developing academic and behavioral interventions for the Response To Intervention (RTI) process

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Provides school psychological services to students in the public schools by means of psychological-educational tests, observation procedures, and consultations with administrators, teachers, students and parents to enhance the learning and adjustment of students.
  2. Applies ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychological services and observes relevant (local, state and federal) laws and policies that govern practice.
  3. Uses assessment data about the student and his/her environment(s) in developing appropriate interventions.
  4. Participates in professional organizations and continually seeks to improve professional knowledge and skills necessary to become a contributing member of the profession.
  5. Communicates results and conclusions of evaluations as related to instruction and behavioral improvement.
  6. Completes comprehensive written reports according to departmental guidelines, accurately and punctually.
  7. Upholds the highest standards of confidentiality for student/family information/records.
  8. Gathers background information on the student’s psychological history by conducting behavioral observations, making home visits, conducting interviews, and reviewing school records.
  9. Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary assessment team assigned to each school and works as a team member in making placement decisions, developing intervention (academic/behavioral) plans, and planning programs based on student needs.
  10. Participates in RTI, special education eligibility, and placement committees, as required by state guidelines.
  11. Serves as a liaison between the student, home, school, private counseling facilities and community resources such as social
  12. services, court services, and family service agencies.
  13. Maintains records and statistical data of all activities.
  14. Demonstrates effective methods of delivering psychological services with particular concern for fair and accurate assessment and interpretations.
  15. Assists in staff development activities.
  16. Performs other duties as necessary for the effectiveness of the organization.

Non-Essential Responsibilities

A responsibility is considered to be “non-essential” (for the purposes of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) if:

  • it is shared between multiple incumbents in the job; or
  • it could be performed by an employee in another job within the workgroup.

Note the responsibility number from the list in the “Duties and Responsibilities” section for those responsibilities that could be considered “non-essential” based on this definition. (NONE)

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Incumbents will receive an annual contract. The work calendar will be 229 days. Salary will be determined based on allowable experience. Exempt

 

Physical and Sensory Demands

 

OFFICE: Employees in this category are normally exposed to a typical environment. The employee has some control over the length of time sitting, standing, or ambulating. There are occasions that require the lifting or pulling of equipment or supplies, as well as bending, stooping, or stretching. There is frequent use of computers, telephone, and other standard office equipment, which includes reading, listening, writing, or speaking. There are few exceptional physical or sensory demands.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Student Services > Psychologist
  • Contact Information

    • Heather Bilton
    • 208 Bull Street
    • Savannah, Georgia 31401

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