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Perform professional psychological work in assessment, behavior management, and counseling for student with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Assess the psychological and psycho-educational needs of students referred to special education services.
- Master’s degree psychology from accredited college or university
- Valid Texas license as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology granted by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychology.
- Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning for education purposes.
- Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions
- Knowledge of pschyo-social development
- Strong consultation skills for conferencing teachers, parents, and students
- Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Two years experience providing psychology services in an educational setting.
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 interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures.
- May serve as case manager and implement the special education assessment process for student on assigned campuses.
- Conduct group, individual and family counseling sessions and facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed problems.
- 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 student.
- Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel with identification and understanding of student 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 need of students and interpretation of assessment data.
- Consult with psychologist, psychiatrist, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of student as needed.
- Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.
- May provide clinical supervision to intern or trainee.
- Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of psychological services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings.
- 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.
- Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.
- Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Regular districtwide travel to multiple work locations as assigned; moderate lifting and carrying. May be required to lift and transfer students to and from wheelchair or assist with positioning students with physical disabilities.
Corsicana ISD (CISD) does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an employee or applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminatory employment practice. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, experience, and abilities.
Employees with questions or concerns about discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment should contact the CISD Director of Human Resources, the district Title IX coordinator. Employees with questions or concerns about discrimination on the basis of a disability should contact the CISD Transition Coordinator, the district ADA/Section 504 coordinator. Questions or concerns relating to discrimination for any other reason should be directed to the Superintendent at the Lee Education Center 2200 W. 4th Ave Corsicana, TX 75110, phone (903) 874-7441.