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Half-time School Psychologist

Organization: 
Knappa School District 4

POSITION: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST, K-12
POSITION LOCATION: Knappa School District, Astoria, OR
DEPARTMENT: SPECIAL STUDENT SERVICES
REPORTS TO: Principal, Superintendent, or Special Education Director
SUPERVISES: None
FSLA STATUS: Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
To provide consultation, assessment and intervention services to families, staff and children with disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. Masters degree or higher.
2. Oregon Personnel Service License with School Psychologist endorsement.
3. Minimum of two years school psychologist experience (any level) preferred.
4. Thorough understanding of special education law and procedures.
5. Such alternatives to the above, as the Knappa School District finds appropriate and acceptable.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Participate in screening and/or the development of pre-referral interventions to determine response to intervention and whether further evaluation is needed.
2. Function as a team member in the evaluation process.
3. Assess referred children utilizing a broad range of assessment instruments and techniques.
4. Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Family Service Plans and/or Individual Education Plans.
5. Consult with parents, teachers and other educational personnel to help them understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior.
6. Provide consultation on the special education needs of children.
7. Provide individual, group or consultative services for referred children whose diagnosed needs would be addressed through behavioral interventions.
8. Prepare and submit required documentation on children with disabilities.
9. Cooperate with and develop collaborative relationships with personnel of mental health, community health, and other state and local agencies serving and supporting children with special needs. Prepare forms as requested by outside agencies.
10. As agreed upon, attend staff, professional and interagency meetings.
11. Assist in conducting in-service training of Knappa School District and local school district personnel and community members.
12. Initiate and direct appropriate research which is approved in advance by the Knappa School District.
13. Keep aware of new developments in the field.
14. Initiate and direct a responsible route of travel; provide supervisor, team members and special education secretary with access to weekly schedule and complete report of contacts and mileage forms by designated timelines.
15. Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
16. Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all organizational levels.
17. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and comprehend complex technical language. Ability to write correspondence and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organizations.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations with a high degree of accuracy.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply common sense to carry out detailed but basic written or oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work collaboratively. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands strength rating reflects the estimated overall strength requirements of the job. The strength rating is expressed by one of the five terms: Sedentary, Light, Medium, Heavy and Very Heavy. This position is classified as Light.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Work is generally performed in small groups or one on one in a classroom setting.
Travel to various sites may be required.
Note: The description contained herein reflect 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.
Knappa School District 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 the District’s goals.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Knappa School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of Knappa School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran’s status, genetic information or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment.
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. Individuals with disabilities may contact the District Office at 503-458-5993 x303 for
additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

To apply, complete the attached application and submit along with a resume and three letters of recommendation to Diane Barendse barendsedi@knappak12.org.

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