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School Psychologist

Job Locations US-CA-Pasadena
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/17/2018 1:49 PM)
# of Openings
1
Category
Special Education

Overview

The prime directive of this position is to accomplish the goals of the Instructional Leadership Team which includes: achieving scores of 9 or 10 on the API in the charter, and reaching 100% passage of the CAHSEE and 100% retention. This position interacts directly with students, parents, and teachers as needed to assess and provide recommendations for pupils with special needs.  This position provides direct instructional support.

Responsibilities

  • Provide diagnostic services, counseling and recommendations for pupils with special needs.
  • Review student records, organize information, and determine appropriate assessment battery.
  • Observe students; assess, evaluate, analyze, diagnose, and write psychological reports.
  • Assess students’ cognitive ability, social-emotional development, adaptive behavior, and language development, academic achievement, learning potential and social needs.
  • Participate in the decision-making process regarding special placement of students.
  • Conduct parent counseling to aid parental understanding of student’s program placement and reasonable expectations.
  • Participate in Individual Education Program meetings with students and parents as needed.
  • Plan, organize, and schedule calendar for IEP meetings and triennial evaluations; schedule monthly IEP meetings; establish assessment plan and coordinate with other staff.

 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of principles, methods, techniques, strategies and trends in educational, social and emotional adjustment assessment functions.
  • Knowledge of applicable and appropriate psychological and achievement appraisal instruments, techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of evaluation and research techniques, strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction programs proven to be beneficial to pupils with special learning needs.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Ability to communicate well with students, parents and teachers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED:

  • Five years of successful School Psychology experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree with emphasis on School Psychology preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential with school psychology authorization

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