PSYCHOLOGIST - SCHOOL TEAM

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

Date Posted July 17, 2019
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status
Salary Negotiable

Description:

PSYCHOLOGIST - SCHOOL TEAM

JOB SUMMARY & PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS

REPORTS TO: Exceptional Education Coordinator
DEPARTMENT NAME: Exceptional Education
JOB SUMMARY (2-3 sentences): Provides school-based psycho-educational services to students and families including psycho-educational evaluation for suspected disabilities under the IDEA, consulting with school staff and families on strategies to improve academic and behavioral functioning of students, and delivering professional development for school staff and/or families on topics including, but not limited to, educational disabilities, behavior management, data analysis, and academic achievement.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS: List, in the order of time spent, the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
Job Responsibility 1: Takes a lead role in identifying individual student needs through psycho-educational assessments.
Job Responsibility 2: Completes psycho-educational reports and assists in developing integrated Eligibility Reports, Individualized Educational Programs and 504 or Support Team plans for students.
Job Responsibility 3: Confers with parents, staff, community agencies, and others on matters related to the academic, social-emotional and behavioral adjustment of students.
Job Responsibility 4: Consults with principals, teachers, and support personnel relative to specific educational and adjustment concerns, data analysis and interventions.
Job Responsibility 5: Counsels with students, parents/guardians and school staff as needed to perform/teach behavioral analysis and interventions.
Job Responsibility 6: Maintains accurate and complete records and prepare logs on children evaluated annually along with daily activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations, including use of Easy IEP, yearly tracking logs, and yearly activity logs.
Job Responsibility 7: Provides teacher in-service, assistance in staff development, school climate development and systemic analysis of programs related to school psychology.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: “Education Requirements” refers to job specific training and education required for entry into the position.

Master’s Degree in School Psychology is required. Graduation from a NCATE and/or NASP approved program is preferred.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: “Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations” refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.

Current Tennessee Professional or Practitioner School Service Personnel certificate with an endorsement in the area of school psychology. National Certification in School Psychology is preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: “Experience Requirements” refers to the amount of work experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.

Successful completion of practicum and internship experience required; prior experience in an urban educational setting preferred; bilingual candidates are highly desired.

More specific degree, certification, and experience requirements will be included in the position announcement as vacancies occur.


AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
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