|Description of the position:
||POSITION PURPOSE: The School Psychologist is a credentialed professional with specialized knowledge regarding social, emotional, cognitive, physical, language, academic forces in children which affect the learning process. One of the essential means for achieving positive change in the child is through the use of advanced intervention, prevention, and follow-up techniques and processes as provided by professionally trained psychologists. The primary objective is the application of this specialized knowledge to ameliorate school related problems and to facilitate learning and development. The School Psychologist provides services to children, parents, teachers, administrators, paraprofessional staff, community agencies and the school system through a variety of special, unique methods.
Conducts Psychological evaluations of referred students.
Interprets results to school personnel, other concerned professionals, parents, and the student.
Makes recommendations on ways to assist a student referred for psychological evaluation.
Conducts individual and/or group counseling for students identified with a need.
Participates in Special Services Team meetings.
Participates in Special Services staffing committee meetings as requested.
Serves as a resource person concerning learning difficulties for teachers and other school personnel.
Participates in in-service training programs.
Attends scheduled staff meetings and committee meetings as needed.
Keeps abreast of new developments in the field.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES: Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Director of Special Education, Principal, Superintendent or other district office administrator as designated by the Superintendent.
Must have a valid South Carolina teaching certificate or be able to obtain one within 60 days from being hired.
A Master's degree with a major in school psychology from an approved institution is required.
Must have completed a program of study in School Psychology from an accredited college or university.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job.
Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:
Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.
Sit, stand and walk for required periods of time.
Speak and hear.
Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
Communicate effectively in English, using proper grammar and vocabulary. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, technology equipment, computers, and/or controls.
WORK PLACE EXPECTATIONS:
Work effectively with and respond to diverse cultures or backgrounds.
Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech, and dress in a neat, clean and professional manner for the assignment and work setting.
Have regular and punctual attendance.
Follow all District policies, work procedures, and reasonable requests by the proper authorities.
REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education
DAYS PER YEAR: 190
SALARY CLASSIFICATION: Paid on the Certified Personnel Salary Schedule
EMPLOYEE GROUP: Certified
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Must apply online by completing an "Certified" application and adding this specific job to your online application. The online application can be accessed via the district's website at www.beaufortschools.net. Click on Employment Opportunities and search for the position under "Certified- Special Education"
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
**For additional information or questions please contact Dr. Kristin Anderson, Lead School Psychologist at firstname.lastname@example.org.