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18-19 Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Part Time

If hired, the State Board for Educator Certification will require all first time applicants for an initial credential to be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check. A cost of up to $49.00 will be charged for fingerprinting.
PRIMARY PURPOSE:
To administer and interpret formal psychological evaluations for special education eligibility, suggest remedies to behavior challenges, recommend specifications to assist in the placement of students in the least restrictive environment, provide related services in the educational setting, provide staff and parent consultation, and help with supervision of behavioral supports and services.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Plan and administer comprehensive psychological assessments.
Analyze and interpret the results of completed assessments to make educational recommendations.
Formulate remedial programming or alternative strategies for referred students.
Provide educational, psychological, behavioral consultation and counseling.
Provide emergency intervention in student/staff crisis situations.
Perform school-based, departmental, and system-wide responsibilities.
Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance to ensure a consistent focus on student learning.
Perform other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Education/Certification/Experience:
Master's degree in school psychology from an accredited program.
Valid license issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) required. For Interns ? eligibility as LSSP Intern under TSBEP regulations.
Experience in teaching or clinical psychology in public school environment preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development and learning theories.
Skill in organization, communication, and interpersonal relations.
Ability to effectively review and analyze students to determine needs.
Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance to ensure a consistent focus on student learning.
Mental/Physical/Environmental Demands
Needs to move about inside the classroom or campus to monitor students as necessary.
Maintain emotional control under stress.
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
Frequent moving of small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
Occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
Potential exposure to bodily fluids and communicable diseases.
Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis.
Ability to compose material such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications of limited scope or impact and to make presentations outside of the immediate work area.
Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit.
Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
May be required to list 50-80 pounds unassisted.
May be required to list 81-200 pounds assisted.
Use standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.
Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
May work prolonged or irregular hours.
Work with frequent interruptions.
Maintain emotional control under stress.
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