SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS

Lexington Public Schools ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3425228
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 8, 2021

Job Description

 

POSITION TITLE:          School Psychologist                                   

 

FLSA:                              Exempt

 

REPORTS TO:                   Building Principal and the Director of Special Education

 

Terms of Employment:    Benefits and salary in accordance with the LEA Unit A collective bargaining agreement.

 

3 District-wide positions available immediately both full and part-time.

 

Unit A 20-21 Salary Range

                                                                

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Administer I.Q. tests, achievement tests, and other tests required to determine eligibility for special services.
  2. Provide written reports of assessment for student evaluations.
  3. Collaborate with building and support staff throughout the district to meet the needs of students.
  4. Make recommendations to the Director of Special Services concerning the need to obtain additional medical, psychological and/or psychiatric information on an evaluation.
  5. Participate as an IEP team member with functional behavioral assessments, behavior intervention plans and /or in the manifestation determination process.
  6. Collaborate with outside agencies, parents and teachers to meet the need of students.
  7. Review student records for the screening and evaluation process of students.
  8. Provide group and individual lessons on social skills development.

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Be a member of the building level diagnostic team on assessments of all students who are suspected to have disabilities.  This could include gathering historical data on the student, administering IQ tests, administering projective testing, observations, clinical interviews, and adaptive assessments.
  2. Be a member of the screening team or S.O.A.R. Team in a building when requested.
  3. Plan and implement in-service sessions on behavioral strategies and interventions.
  4. Plan and implement staff development with district and building staff on new and revised testing instruments. 
  5. Research new intervention strategies and new assessments in the areas of instructional strategies, behavior management, behavioral intervention plans and emotional disabilities.
  6. Conduct home visits as needed.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the administration.

QUALIFICATIONS:                          

  • Graduate from a NCATE approved program in school psychology.  This program provides training in the psychological and academic assessment of children, behavioral and academic interventions, in addition to consultation with teachers and parents.
  • Appropriate state teacher certification as a school psychologist.
  • Experience in the public school setting preferred.   


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands or arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Experience and commitment to working in a racially and culturally diverse teaching and learning community.

 

Applicants for employment are considered without regard to age, physical, mental or psychiatric disability, genetics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or military status.

 

 

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

    Lexington Public Schools 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

    • Kari Grossman , Human Resources Office Manager
    • 146 Maple Street
    • Lexington, Massachusetts 02420
    • Phone: 781-861-2580 x68048
    • Fax: 781-861-2582
    • Email: click here

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