Please contact the district or school with any questions regarding this position.
Job Title:        LSSP                                                                 Start Date: August 5, 2019

Reports to:    Director of Special Programs                             Pay Scale: CISD Scale (197 days)   

Dept./School: Special Education/District-wide Position

Primary Purpose: Perform professional psychological work in assessment, behavior management, and counseling for students with Emotional Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Disabilities, Autism, and behavioral problems. Assess the psychological and psycho-educational needs of students referred to special education services.

Position Type: Full-time

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Select and administer assessments and observations to evaluate the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of referred students and to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and state regulations. Score and interpret test data. Develop psychological evaluation reports and behavior management plans.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.Serve as case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students on assigned campuses.

Consultation: Serve as consultant on mental health topics for instructors in the school health program.Consult with school staff regarding implementation of behavior intervention plans and in managing behaviorally disruptive students.Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel with identification and understanding of students with emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances.Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results.Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed.

Program Management: Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of psychological services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings.Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories.Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of psychological services, assessment, placement, and planning for special education services.Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.

Communication: Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents

For questions regarding the position or qualifications, please contact:
Karen Schasteen
Director of Special Programs
1000 Key Ave
Clifton, Texas 76634

Submit application and any supporting documents to: 
Andy Ball, Superintendent
1102 Key Ave
Clifton, Texas 76634

Deadline to apply: May 8, 2019

Equal Opportunity Employer: Clifton ISD 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.