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Temporary School Psychologist

Sisters School District

Job Summary:
The School Psychologist works under the general direction of the Director of Student Services. The School Psychologist provides comprehensive psychological services including assessment, evaluation, interpreting test results, eligibility determination particularly in the development of Individual Education Programs (IEPs). The School Psychologist also provides support to students, parents and school teams for the purpose of providing a positive learning atmosphere, promoting better student adjustment and promoting the full utilization of District and community educational opportunities.

The School Psychologist performs a variety of activities that support the District’s instructional programs including, but not limited to, administration and subsequent reporting of information from standardized assessment instruments, behavioral and functional behavioral assessments, educator consultation on behavioral intervention strategies, pre-referral interventions, consultation and training with educators and parents on cognitive, learning and behavior problems for students in their assigned schools and throughout the District. The School Psychologist will also support the development and implementation of school-based teams to meet the needs of individual students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential duties and responsibilities have been extracted from Oregon Administrative Rules related to educators. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

• Conduct assessments of all referred students to determine eligibility for special services or re-evaluate to determine suitability for continued service.
• Interpret assessment results for parents, teachers and/or administrators as needed.
• Conduct assessments with referred students who may not qualify for special education services but are in need of assistance due to behavioral or perceptual problems.
• Evaluate educational strengths and weaknesses of students and assist team members in selecting and working with effective behavioral intervention strategies for use with student presenting behavioral problems that interfere with educational programming.
• Serve as a member of the Student Support, RTI and IEP/504 teams in assigned schools.
• Write evaluation reports on students assessed and ensure that assessment records are placed in student files and information is communicated to parents and team members working with the student.
• May assist referred students with developing appropriate interpersonal relations and provide direct guidance and assistance to students with learning, behavioral and adjustment problems.
• Conduct functional analysis of behavior to determine if students are eligible for behavioral programming and assists in the development of behavior plans if needed/appropriate.
• Coordinate special services at the assigned school.
• Assist in development of systematic procedures for screening, referral, team assessment, program planning, placement and follow-up for regular and special education students. Assist teachers in the development of effective individual educational plans for students
• Provide crisis counseling for students, parents and teachers followed by referral to appropriate agencies as warranted
• Provide training for team members on interpretation of assessment results, behavioral programming, pre-referral intervention, referrals and restraint procedures.
• Provide team training and consultation on special education laws, rules and procedures.
• Provide and coordinate in-service and/or consultation for teachers, parents, instructional assistants and clerical support team members on a variety of topics such as student development, student management, communication skills, environmental engineering, identification of students with special needs and
teaching strategies
• Consult with administrators, parents and teachers regarding students referred for psychological services other than special education. This may include conference, observations, and assessments through formal or informal testing including specific recommendations to remediate concerns.
• Provide follow-up consultation for referred students who are placed in special education classes and for those that are not placed but are in need of some type of additional education, emotional and/or social educational assistance
• Work collaboratively with other professionals (classroom teacher, special education teachers, principals, related interdisciplinary professionals, e.g. physical therapists, mental health workers, FAN advocates, occupational therapist and speech language pathologists).
• Participate with professional colleagues through positive and supportive interactions.
• Mediation skills and the ability to train others in conflict resolution.
• Maintain appropriate licenses and training hours as required.
• Comply with applicable District, state, local and federal laws, rules and regulations.
• Adheres to all standards established by Teachers Standards and Practices Commissions for Competent and Ethical Educator.
• Adhere to all Oregon Administrative Rules related to licensed educators / school counselors.
• Attend work regularly.

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities:
Marginal duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

● Provide crisis counseling for students, parents and teachers followed by referral to appropriate agencies as warranted.
● Attend in-service meetings to keep abreast of new psychological practices including assessment tools, techniques, consultation and the latest research in effectively working with students.
● Represent District at special education meetings.
● Participate in Response to Intervention meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
● Must have and maintain a valid Oregon Preliminary School Psychologist license through TSPC
● Knowledge of the characteristics of special needs population, IDEA regulations, and IFSP/IEP development.
● Submission of professional application materials.

● Master’s Degree in Psychology.
● 2 years’ experience as a School Psychologist.
● Training and background in psychometrics.
● Training and background in special education law especially IDEA compliance.
● Training and orientation in school-based psychology model.
● Training in analysis of behavior.
● Experience in school-based neuropsychological assessment procedures.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Occasionally perform work beyond a standard 40-hour workweek when workload requires.

Salary: $39,667.00 - $78,023.00 Based on education and experience.
Excellent benefits package and Employer-paid PERS.

Contract Days: 190 days

Submission Details:
Submit your Talented Recruit & Hire Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Transcripts and Three letters of recommendation on Talented Recruit and Hire @ (Link on webpage)

Contact: The HR Department for any questions regarding this position @ 541 549-8521 #5021.

Sisters School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer