Job Description

  • 21/22 SY - Psychologist JobID: 1987
  • Position Type:
    Allied Health/Psychologist

  • Date Posted:
    3/15/2021

  • Location:
    Various Locations

  • Closing Date:
    UNTILL FILLED

  •   Additional Information:
    TITLE: Psychologist

    CLASSIFICATION: Certified

    REPORTS TO: Director for Exceptional Student Services

    SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Director for Exceptional Student Services, the School
    Psychologist's primary duty is that of psychological service to children

    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
    1. Completes psycho-educational evaluations and re-evaluations as part of a
    multidisciplinary team evaluation
    a. Completes evaluations within the appropriate timelines
    b. Uses a variety of appropriate instruments/strategies to assess student
    abilities
    c. Utilizes professional and adopted standards for report preparation
    d. Submits evaluations for transcription, editing and review within District
    timelines

    2. Participates in multidisciplinary conferences
    a. Attends all scheduled student conferences
    b. Serves as team leader, as requested, for student conferences
    c. Conducts conferences in a professional manner

    3. Provides short term counseling to students
    a. Maintains professional documents
    b. Facilitates referrals to appropriate agencies
    c. Responds to request for counseling in a timely manner

    4. Participates in crisis intervention services as requested by site administrators
    a. Responds in a timely manner to crisis situations
    b. Upon request, assumes leadership/guidance role within crisis situations
    c. Facilitates referrals to appropriate agencies for needed follow-up

    5. Interprets assessment data as needed to parents and district staff
    a. Gives accurate and complete data in a format understood by educators and
    parents
    b. Generates and supports recommendations based on the available data
    c. Ensures that recommendations and instructional strategies are consistent
    with available data

    6. Provides technical assistance to school staff in areas such as classroom modifications
    for learning and/or social/behavior management
    a. Demonstrates an understanding of classroom formats conducive to specific
    learning needs and styles
    b. Provides in-service training at the request of the site administrator and/or
    Director of Special Needs

    7. Serves as consultant for parents for areas such as child development, behavioral
    management, cognitive development, family dynamics, interpersonal
    communications
    a. Meets with parents to discuss their concerns regarding student cognitive
    and/or emotional development
    b. At parent request, consults with community agencies providing services to
    the child
    c. Makes self available to meet with parent as needed

    8. Develops and submits monthly and annual reports as requested by Director of
    Exceptional Student Services
    a. Submits documentation in a timely matter
    b. Follows adopted procedures and standards

    9. Performance of other job related duties as assigned by Director of Exceptional Services
    a. Follows adopted procedures and standards

    10. Complies with State statutes, Board policies, administrative procedures, school rules
    and regulations
    a. Carries out the school and District policies and designated regulations
    b. Follows adopted procedures when trying to make changes

    11. Conducts himself/herself appropriately towards staff and parents
    a. Exhibits self-control and good judgment
    b. Responds to problems in a constructive manner
    c. Demonstrates respect for the ideas and feelings of others

    12. Maintains a professional demeanor
    a. Dress in an appropriate manner
    b. Exhibits pride in personal appearance
    c. Uses correct oral and written communication skills

    13. Adheres to school day according to current Board policy and procedures
    a. Arrives at assigned school/worksite at the designated time
    b. Departs from school/worksite at the designated time
    c. Adheres to approved daily schedule

    14. Pursues professional growth opportunities
    a. Participates in coursework
    b. Participates in staff development opportunities
    c. Attends conferences, meetings, seminars
    d. Attends workshops
    e. Reads professional literature

    15. Maintains responsible attendance patterns
    a. Adheres to absence reporting procedures
    b. Absence pattern is not disruptive to serves for children

    EDUCATION:
    Graduate degree in Psychology or in a related field

    LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
    Valid Arizona School Psychologists Certificate

    EXPERIENCE:
    Experience working with an ethnically diverse urban population

    SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:
    Ability to work effectively w/district and school site administrators, teachers, support
    staff, parents and community agencies
    Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    The working environment is a classroom setting.

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Ten-month, Psychologist Salary Schedule, employee benefits in
    accordance with Board policies.

    EVALUATION: Performance to be evaluated in accordance with Board policy on evaluation
    of certified staff.




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