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Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Job Description

Reports to: Student Development Team Supervisor

Employment Information: Full time, 10 month bargaining unit position


Job Summary:


The School Psychologist provides psychological evaluations for re-evaluation of deaf and hard of hearing students ages 3-21. Performs evaluations of overall development, nonverbal cognition, academic and social-emotional development of students through the use of techniques such as non-biased testing, observation and clinical evaluation.  Coordinates state-mandated Reevaluation Reports. 



  • Master’s Degree in School Psychology.
  • Possesses or be eligible for appropriate PA Department of Education Certification.
  • Two years’ experience in a program Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students, or comparable training/experience. Knowledge of deafness, its culture and the effect it has on the development of the child and its influence on the family. A strong general understanding of child and adolescent development. Knowledge and experience working in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic educational setting is desirable.
  • Proficient in Sign Language: At least Intermediate level on ASLPI at time of hire; Advance level skills are required within two years.
  • An understanding of how a child’s hearing loss and language deprivation affects overall functioning
  • An understanding of typical child development 
  • An understanding and experience with a culturally diverse population
  • Knowledge of Pelican and IEP Writer is a plus, ability to learn these systems is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the development of comprehensive Reevaluation Reports (RR) for students’ school wide as assigned by the Supervisor of Student Development Team/Lead School Psychologist. As a member of the multi-disciplinary assessment team, share diagnostic results and recommendations with parents and/or staff.
  • Coordinate the Re-Evaluation (RR) meeting schedule with IEP Coordinator(s).
  • Sends home Permission to Reevaluate forms to parents to get consent for testing
  • Gather data from IEP team members to synthesize into RRs 
  • Complete RRs in a timely manner and provide them to IEP team members including parents and LEAs
  • Frequently communicate and collaborate with IEP coordinators and Local Education Agencies (LEA) 
  • Explain results and provide recommendations during IEP meetings
  • Consult with team members when concerns are raised regarding a student’s learning 
  • Support Lead School Psychologist with consultation process
  • Administer comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations as part of the enrollment process for newly referred students, and conduct appropriate biennial re-evaluations of currently enrolled students.
  • Upon referral, evaluate students who are experiencing educational, social, and/or emotional adjustment difficulties.
  • Meet and consult with teachers/staff regarding RR reports when requested.
  • Participate in student staffing and assist with educational and social/behavior problems, as needed.
  • Serve as an instructional team member, working closely with teachers, aides and other support staff.
  • Participate in or conduct appropriate education workshops, and serve on appropriate school committees.
  • Provide outreach services to external schools and school districts on consultations and evaluations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor of Student Development Team.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Sitting, standing, walking, frequent bending, crouching, reaching, stooping
  • Lifting and moving of lighter objects such as books, chairs, student desks
  • Manual dexterity skills for using office equipment
  • Ability to read and attend to computer screens for long periods of time

PSD is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, PSD will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the human resources department.

  • Job Category : Student Services > Psychologist
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