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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3406126
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 19, 2021

Job Description


School Psychologist

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To:Director of Exceptional Education


Employment Terms:11-Month Full-time Position (224 Contracted Days)


Salary Range:$46,704 - $75,113

Position Summary
Performs difficult professional work; making diagnostic evaluations of individual pupils to determine disabilities and needs, including an assessment and interpretation of the student's intellectual, social and emotional development, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Director of Exceptional Education.

Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements and qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions
Evaluate students needs and problems, facilitate school adjustment, and help solve learning and social problems in schools.
Complete psychological assessments and prepare clearly written, comprehensive psychological reports which address the referral concerns and provide practical recommendations that may be used to assist in the development of the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Apply psychologically-sound principles to help solve learning and social problems in the school assigned.
Serve on staffing committees and work through multi-disciplinary or team approaches.
Consult with classroom teachers on educational programming and behavior management through Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans.
Assume appropriate role in testing, classification and diagnostic intervention as requested by the Exceptional Education supervisor.
Function as consultant to teachers, administrators, and other school personnel.
Provide crisis intervention and counseling services to students, as needed.
Participate in the completion of suicide and threat assessments, as needed.
Serve as a liaison between home, school, and community to collaborate and coordinate appropriate services for students and families.
Serve as a member of the Family Assessment and Planning Team when requested.
Complete psychological tests for students referred for the gifted program.
Attend all eligibility and manifestation reviews when requested.
Ability to play a significant role in creating a safe and healthy environment for children and staff.
Utilize effective communication skills in interpersonal interactions.
Demonstrate commitment to improving professional competence.
Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Director of Exceptional Education, Superintendent or Designee.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the concepts, principles, and methodologies of school psychology including: psycho-educational evaluations using educational, intelligence, personality, psycho-motor function, and behavioral instruments; of child growth and development of learning, measurement, research, statistics and intervention and prevention strategies.
Considerable knowledge of learning theories and cognitive psychology.
Considerable knowledge of federal and state regulations and guidelines related to exceptional education and pupil personnel services.
Demonstrated ability in individual and group decision making, problem analysis and conflict resolution.
Ability to collaborate with other therapeutic and instructional personnel.
Ability to travel frequently to and from schools/agencies within and without division.

Qualifications, Education and Experience
Eligibility for a Pupil Personnel Services or Postgraduate Professional license with an endorsement in School Psychology, or;
Completion of an approved program in school psychology to include at least sixty (60) graduate hours that culminate in at least a Masters Degree or hold a certificate issued by the National School Psychology Certification Board.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the School Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

Physical Requirements
Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner both orally and in written form.
This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force.
work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires sitting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms and lifting
Work has standard vision requirements.
Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly.
Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.
Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities.
Work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and Bodily fluids.
Work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements
Possession of or ability to obtain School Psychologist and Pupil Personnel licenses within six months upon hire.
Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Driving record will be subject to periodic review, and must be acceptable in accordance with the provisions of the Dinwiddie County School Boards policy manual.
All candidates must successfully undergo the following pre-employment screenings:
a.Tuberculosis Screening
b.Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
c.State Police Criminal History Investigation
d.Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)/National Criminal History Investigative Search

Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Dinwiddie County School Board's policy manual.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Dinwiddie County Public Schools does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

We will recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications. Our guidelines and practices, including those relating to wages, benefits, transfers, promotions, terminations and self-development opportunities, will also be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex/sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, age, marital status, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, disability, protected veteran status and all other classes protected by the Federal and State Law. Dinwiddie County Public Schools is an Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace.

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


    Contact Information

    • Emily Branch
    • 10305 Boydton Plank Rd
    • Dinwiddie, Virginia 23841-2309

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