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School Psychologist

InterMountain ESD

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We offer a competitive salary and benefits for you and your family!

This is a full time position beginning with the 2021-22 school year.


The School Psychologist provides consultation and collaboration with staff and parents on psycho-educational evaluation and effective prevention activities. The School Psychologist’s major activities include leading the evaluation planning process, conducting comprehensive special education evaluations, analyzing and interpreting evaluations results, supporting school teams to make data-based decisions and guiding staff and parents regarding the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of students.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility and essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Individual will hold a valid driver’s license and have reliable, insured transportation.


Master’s Degree in School Psychology
Valid Oregon TSPC license with School Psychologist endorsement
Training and experience in selecting, administering and scoring appropriate diagnostic procedures and assessment tolls including intellectual, academic and behavioral measures
Valid Oregon driver’s license
Bilingual proficiency and/or multicultural experience strongly preferred


Ability to work well with others; Focuses on resolving conflict; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and contributes to building a positive team spirit
Ability to communicate fluently in English, verbally and in writing; Ability to verbally respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints from students, parents, regulatory agencies or members of the community;
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations and legal documents
Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals, speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions; Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables; Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems; Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism in its most difficult phases
Proficient in the use of computer, Internet based applications and variety of software, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Google, Pentamation, Power School, and Special Education Records Management System
Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential information relating to agency records and data, student families, colleagues, or district patrons; Use or relay personal and agency information only in the course of performing assigned responsibilities and in the best interest of the individuals involved
This position will require travel to and from school locations in the IMESD service area and may be required to travel on overnight assignments
Exhibit cultural competency and sensitivity with the ability to communicate and work effectively with all cultural groups


Planning and Preparation:

Participate in regular building data teams meetings as feasible, and district school psychologist meetings
Determine from a variety of assessment tools to assess academic skills, cognitive ability, psychological processing, adaptive skills, social skills, emotional/behavioral status and mental health status
Coordinates all special education evaluations and three year re-evaluations for all students in assigned schools
Maintains accurate, complete and confidential records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations
Consult with staff and student, and review files/records to determine developmental history, current academic and functional levels
Collaborate with mental health, state and county agencies for supporting school districts


Plans, prioritizes and organizes evaluations and projects with a minimum of supervision
Attends data team meetings in assigned schools, IEP meetings and meetings of school psychologists
Uses a wide variety of assessments techniques to evaluate students’ academic skills, learning aptitudes, personality and emotional development, adaptive behavior, and social skills
Uses technology fluently to manage all components of the job requirements
Participates in the development of Individual Education Plans as needed or requested
Participate in manifestation determinations and support behavior intervention development as needed or requested
Provide consultation, short-term counseling or social skills services to individuals or small groups
Maintains compliance with state and federal rules for establishing special education eligibility and completing evaluations

Assessment and Use of Assessment Information:

Complete special education evaluations and re-evaluations within state-mandated timelines under the eligibility categories: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Disturbance, Intellectual Disability, Other Health Impaired, Specific Learning Disability and Traumatic Brain Injury
Conduct functional behavior assessments and/or observations of students in a variety of school settings
Interprets evaluation data, progress monitoring data, psychological reports, psychiatric reports, and special education documents for teams and staff
Writes necessary assessment summaries and recommendations in a clear, informative and timely manner
Develops, selects and uses appropriate assessment tools and interprets results effectively


Integrate evaluation data into a clear, organized and educationally relevant evaluation report
Abide by all HIPPA laws and maintain confidentially of clients and services provided at schools
Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, in a variety of situations, including difficult ones, with students, parents, agency staff, district staff and the public
Works as an active, contributing team member of school teams, regional teams, district teams and School Psychology and Behavioral Service department

Professional Leadership and Conduct:

Exercise tact, diplomacy, independent judgment and aptitude for handling and processing privileged information with professional integrity
Identifies professional strengths and limitations and sets and meets performance goals
Strives to improve professional competence through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, classes and other professional development activities
Creates a positive work environment by;
Tolerating others’ points of view
Soliciting input from others
Resolving conflict at the lowest level possible
Responding effectively to crisis situations
Demonstrate sensitivity to issues related to gender, sexual identity or orientation, social
and economic status, ethnicity, race, language and religion

Follow IMESD procedures, especially as outlined in the Staff Handbook, and assists support staff to do the same
Presents at in-service and workshops on a variety of school improvement topics including strategies for working with students or staff
Remains knowledgeable of state and federal special education requirements

Other Duties:

Perform other reasonable duties that from time to time may be assigned to meet the usual and unusual demands placed on the organization
Specific responsibilities and essential functions related to assignment ( __X_ have) or (_____ have not) been attached



Make decisions, assess risk, perform complex work and proceed with insufficient information
Ongoing shifts in priority and demands require the need for review and integration of diversified functions and interests

Work Place:

Perform multiple tasks simultaneously
Comply with IMESD Performance Standards
Work effectively with and responds to people from diverse culture or backgrounds
Maintain emotional control under stress
Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech, and dress in a neat, clean, and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting
Performs duties in a courteous and efficient manner that builds the confidence of staff, students and the public being served by IMESD
Confer regularly with immediate supervisor
Develop job skills necessary to meet changes in the position
Attend and actively participate in specialist meetings, special education meetings, staff meetings and workshops
Use and maintain IMESD building property, equipment and materials appropriately
Follow all IMESD policies, work procedures and reasonable requests by proper authority
Maintain the integrity of confidential information relating to data, students, parents, staff or IMESD patrons
Fulfill duties associated with Mandatory Reporting for suspected child abuse or neglect.
Have regular and punctual attendance at work and work activities, punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, following schedules, respond to management directions and solicits feedback to improve performance
This position requires travel throughout the IMESD service area