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24-25 Consultation Based School Psych Position (KC area)

  • April 09, 2024 2:14 PM
    Message # 13340990
    Rio Corbin (Administrator)

    The Independence School District is looking to hire a School Psychologist for the 24-25 school year. The position involves minimal testing, is consultation-focused, and you would be joining a dynamic team of 6 other school psychs!

    More info below or apply at:





    Completion of a specialist, PhD or equivalent degree (minimum of 60 graduate semester hours) with a major emphasis in school psychology

    Hold a current certification as a School Psychologist in Missouri through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

    Completion of a planned program of practicum experiences and a supervised internship equivalent to one academic year, or a minimum of 1,200 hours

    Must have a valid driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle required for travel throughout the school district

    Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Exempt

    Reports to:

    Director of Special Services

    Job Goal:

    School Psychologists support District staff with evaluating the needs and educational programs of students; acts as a consultant to staff and parents regarding student learning concerns, including any social, emotional, or behavioral barriers; and assists in team planning and screening efforts in assigned buildings.

    Performance Responsibilities:

    Provide collaborative consultation by assisting the staff with suggestions and appropriate intervention strategies

    Provide recommendations and suggestions to assist staff in working with students in the classroom

    Assists in developing behavior intervention plans and student support plans, in cooperation with other school personnel

    Assists in guiding and conducting functional behavior assessments in cooperation with other school personnel

    Consult with teachers, parents and other appropriate staff regarding student programming and any adaptation materials needed to facilitate improved performance in the classroom

    Assist teachers, parents, and students in understanding, preventing, and addressing learning, behavioral, developmental and emotional difficulties

    Participates in developing and updating the problem-solving team process for the district

    Provide guidance on problem-solving teams and help school teams in implementing three-tiered models of student support

    Apply sound principles of data-based decision making to all aspects of practice

    Analyze student data to determine the effectiveness of interventions provided and to evaluate growth in student learning

    Conducts in-service and professional development trainings on educational and psychological topics such as trauma-informed care and trauma sensitive school practices, behavior management, mental health, problems-solving teams, etc.

    Serves as a member of the multidisciplinary team, as needed, to conduct/interpret evaluations

    Attends eligibility/IEP meetings, as needed

    Manages inventory of individualized assessment tools and projects needs for budgeting

    Assists in crisis response and intervention, as needed

    Conducts Threat Assessments, when appropriate

    Ability to restrain students using district approved restraint procedures if required by supervisor

    Applies ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychological services and observes relevant laws and policies that govern practice.

    Safeguards confidentiality of student records

    Possesses effective communication skills

    Adheres to all District policies and procedures and laws outlined by Individuals with

    Disabilities Education Act (2004) and the Missouri State Plan for Special Education

    Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Services

    Terms of Employment:

    School Psychologists will be employed for ten (10) month position. The salary and work year will be established annually by the Board of Education.


    Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy by the immediate supervisor, utilizing the Independence School District School Psychologist Performance Based Evaluation.

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