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School Psychologist

McMinnville School District

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Job Title: School Psychologist

Salary Range: Licensed Salary Schedule Reports to: Principal or designee

Job Summary:
From initial referral through intervention (IEP) and follow-up stages. Consultation responsibilities
include behavior management, instructional programming, program development and evaluation.
Position requires direct and comprehensive clinical service to K-12 students, such as group
intervention, individual counseling and work with families and parents. Provides input to district
staff regarding EL education and relationship to special education.

Essential Job Functions:
● Works collaboratively with building staff as a team member to identify and implement intervention strategies prior to referral to special education.
● Conducts the cognitive and psycho-educational portion of the student's assessment plan using appropriate test instruments, diagnostic interviews, consultations and classroom observations.
● Functions as a team member to help coordinate special education staffing conferences (IEP) with other professionals to help determine possible eligibility, student placements and appropriate related services.
● Writes clear and concise reports to communicate the results of the Psycho-Educational Evaluation to parents, teachers, school administrators and community partners such as DD services and Mental Health.
● Documents student progress, writes assessment reports and three-year re-evaluation reports and attends required meetings.
● Participates in IEP meetings where the results of the multidisciplinary evaluation and educational recommendations are shared with the school personnel and parents of students referred for determination of eligibility for special education.
● Provides inservice materials and information to district staff regarding ELL, behavior management, and specific disabilities.
● Ensures that due process paperwork and procedures are completed as mandated by District, State and Federal guidelines.
● Responsible for being familiar with the school/district policies and procedures which govern the work.
● Prompt and regular attendance is required.

Other Job Functions:
● Performs other tasks as assigned.
● Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
● Participates in various meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of sharing information and/or improving one's skills/knowledge.

Essential Job Requirements - Qualifications:
● Hold or qualify for an Oregon Personnel Services License – School Psychologist.
● Must be fingerprinted and pass Oregon Department of Education & FBI criminal background check.
● Knowledge of school systems (experience working in school settings preferred).
● Experience in identification of and program planning for students with significant behavioral problems.
● Full assessments range: LD, ED, ID, OHI, ADHD, TAG, TBI, FBA and BSP.
● Strong communication skills necessary for working with children, parents, staff, administration, and community agencies.
● Classroom teaching experience preferred but not required.
● Bilingual Spanish/English skills desirable.
● Ability to work cooperatively and harmoniously as a team member.
● Ability to plan, organize, and work without close supervision.
● Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with District personnel and the public.
● Maintains confidential information and the privacy of District staff, students, and families.
● Carries out work responsibilities effectively under pressure of deadlines, interruptions, and new or emergency situations.
● Ability to work with a diverse population.
● Ability to respect confidential information.
● Basic computer skills to include use of word processing programs, database programs, knowledge of the Internet and use of a modem.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; and use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens. The noise level in the work environment varies but is usually moderate.

Terms of Employment: Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with Board policy on evaluation of licensed staff.

Note: The description contained herein reflects general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload. Employees who hold this position may be asked to perform duties of other positions on the same classification level.

MSD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of MSD’s goals.

McMinnville School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of this district and the board of education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups in any education programs, activities or employment. McMinnville provides equal access to individuals with disabilities.

McMinnville School District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability or genetics. For more information see District Policy GBA-Equal Employment Opportunity.

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA). Individuals with disabilities may contact director of human resources for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 or 711