SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas ( learn more )

Las Vegas, NV ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3319955
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : October 11, 2021

Job Description

This is an ESSER Federal Grant Position.

 

PURPOSE

This position is responsible for evaluating students referred to as potential candidates for Special Education programs in accordance with the mission and vision of CASLV.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 The school psychologist delivers school-based psycho-educational services that improve student performance, enhance student educational success, and promote the mental health interests of children and youth. The school psychologist will work at all of the school sites where services are provided to both general and special education students. Broad-based services include consultation, support for interventions, assessment and evaluation, professional development, and school improvement activities. The school psychologist is expected to adhere to applicable federal and state laws and regulations (i.e., Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), Section 504, as well as  School District and Department policies and procedures. This person will report directly to a supervising Special Education Services Director.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

This list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

 

1. Using consultation and collaborative problem solving with school personnel and parents to address student learning, behavior, mental health, and social issues.

2.  Assisting parents with referring the student to appropriate community agencies when needed.

3.  Working directly with students, educators, and parents in a systematic process of intervention assistance and short-term support services that may focus on academic or behavioral interventions and supports, learning strategies, counseling services, social skills instruction, and other targeted services for support of instruction and intervention.

4.  Assisting with school-based Response to Instruction (RTI) Team operations, including the development of Individualized Intervention Plans for at-risk students and support for the implementation of curriculum-based measurement (CBM) practices for universal screening and progress monitoring.

5.  Conducting assessments and evaluations in conjunction with teachers, parents, and other related services personnel in relation to student academic performance and achievement, student progress, learning aptitude, social/emotional development, adaptive functioning, and other relevant domains.

6.  Using eligibility standards (IDEA, NAC; Section 504), Department procedures, and a variety of assessment techniques to assist the Student Success Team (SST) in determining student eligibility for special education services or student need for reasonable accommodations.

7.  Writing comprehensive SST Evaluation Reports following Department standards.

8.  Assisting the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team, as needed, in developing appropriate services for identified special education students.

9.  Assisting the School Success Team, as needed, in developing reasonable accommodations for identified Section 504 students.

10.  Promoting and advancing mental health issues relevant to students and families.

11.  Actively support the functioning of the school-based crisis team to include training and support for the implementation of the Suicide Intervention Protocol, Legal 2000 procedures, transition supports for students returning to school from hospitalization, and mental health screenings, as needed.

12.  Serving in additional capacities, such as conducting professional development activities for school staff members regarding best practices and supporting school improvement activities. HR.CS.05.30.14 Page 2 of 2 13. Actively promoting and supporting Department initiatives associated with the District’s

 

POSITION EXPECTATIONS:

 

  1. Comply with and implement related federal and state laws and District policies, regulations, and procedures as related to psycho-educational services.
  2. Maintain confidentiality.
  3. Communicate effectively both written and orally.
  4. Practice consistent documentation of evaluation caseloads and provided services as requested by Special Education Services Director, Principals, CAO and Executive Director.
  5. Utilize a computer for email communication, data collection, documentation, and the development of written evaluation reports.
  6. Demonstrate general knowledge in the fundamental principles, trends, and research in the field of school psychology.
  7. Work collaboratively with students, parents/guardians, peers, administration, and community members.
  8. Maintain and improve professional competence.
  9. Perform other job-related duties, as assigned by the administrator.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education and Training: Master’s (MA or MS) or Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a concentration in school psychology.

 

Licenses and Certifications:

 

Must possess, or be able to acquire, a license endorsement as a school psychologist from the Nevada Department of Education including:

 

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 graduate credits in identified areas of study for school psychology; and
  2. Completion of a full (1,000-hour minimum) supervised internship in school psychology; or,
  3. Hold a certificate as a nationally certified school psychologist issued by the National School Psychology Certification System of the National Association of School Psychologists.
  4. A valid driver’s license that allows the applicant/employee to legally operate an insured motor vehicle in Nevada. When applying for a certificated licensed position, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the appropriate position vacancy announcement as well as the job description.

 

 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Student Services > Psychologist
  • Employer Description

    Coral Academy of Science ("CASLV") is a K-12 STEM state-sponsored tuition-free award winning public charter school with emphasis in the areas of math, science, and technology. CASLV was designated as a high achieving 5-Star school by the Nevada Department of Education and successfully participates in many academic competitions. CASLV is ranked as the best and most challenging high school within Nevada and the Nation according to the U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post. CASLV believes in empowering our community by investing in our youth. We foster an environment based on 21st century skills: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Creativity. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Bridget Johnson-Peevy , HR Director
    • 8965 S. Eastern Ave. #280
    • Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
    • Phone: 702-776-6529
    • Fax: 702-776-6569
    • Email: click here

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