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1. Select and administer assessments and observations to evaluate the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of referred students. Determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and state regulations.
2. Conduct or participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with appropriate placement and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures.
3. May serve as case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students on assigned campuses.
4. Diagnosing patient mental and emotional disorders
5. Evaluating students through conversations, interviews, and observations to determine correct testing or examination
6. Developing a treatment plan that may include counseling, or other services
7. Setting student goals and discussing treatment plan
8. Encouraging, supporting, and listening to students and monitoring their progress
9. Helping students discuss experiences and emotions
10. Assisting students through difficult life changes and challenges
11. Educating students on strategies and coping skills
12. Referring students to resources like psychiatrists, treatment facilities, or community services
13. Accessing student needs, and developing strategy to help students
14. Maintaining good working relationships with support networks, government resources, and community resources
15. Advising and guiding students through difficult decisions
16. Helping students with a variety of issues such as substance abuse, bullying, anger management, depression, relationships, stress and suicide
17. Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results. Conduct group, individual, and family counseling sessions and facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed problems.
18. Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students, interpretation of assessment data, and implementation of behavior intervention plans in managing disruptive students.
19. Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed.
20. Present staff development training in assigned schools to enable school personnel to identify and work more effectively with students with emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances.
21. Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of counseling services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings.
22. Participate in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.
23. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories.
24. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals
Posture: Frequent sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension
Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds), occasional heaving lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint; assisting non-ambulatory students
Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; may require districtwide travel
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure