Area Cooperative for Educational Support (ACES)
TITLE: Full-time School Psychologist
The School Psychologist will be responsible to and under the direct supervision of the ACES Director.
Please submit resume, letter of interest, professional qualifications, 3 letters of recommendation, and completed Mound City certified teaching application, found under the Resource tab on the Mound City R-2 website to Cindy Naber, Director of ACES, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions please call 660-254-6134. Read more about us at Area Cooperative for Educational Support (ACES)
Job Title: School Psychologist
Department: Student Services
Reports to: Director
Category: Professional Staff
School psychologist will link mental health to learning and behavior in terms of prevention, intervention, and outcomes evaluation through a collaborative approach with parents, district staff, students, and ACES staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
· Use models and methods of assessment as part of a systematic process to collect data and translate assessment results into decisions about service delivery for students in the cooperative school districts.
· Use consultation models and methods in collaboration with others at the individual, group, and system levels.
· Develop appropriate cognitive and academic goals, implement interventions to achieve these goals, and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in collaboration with district school based intervention teams.
· Uses knowledge of human development to develop appropriate behavioral, effective, adaptive, and social goals for students, implements interventions to achieve these goals, and evaluates the effectiveness of instruction. This may be accomplished through consultation, behavior analysis/intervention, counseling, or other interventions.
· Collaborates with general education, special education, and other educational settings in order to provide wrap around services for identified students.
· Designs appropriate prevention and intervention programs to promote the mental health and physical well-being of students.
· Provide services to at-risk students and their families with a demonstrated understanding of family systems and how these influence student development, learning, and behavior.
· Demonstrates knowledge of the history, foundations, ethical, and legal standards of professional school psychology.
· Be available when necessary beyond normal working hours for parent/student conferences and for school-related business.
· Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and board policies.
· Maintain documentation data for measurement of outcomes corresponding to project goals and objectives on an ongoing basis
· Other duties as assigned and/or prescribed by Mound City R-2 School District policies and procedures.
Supervise students at all times.
· Completion of a specialist or equivalent degree with a major emphasis in school psychology.
· A minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of professional preparation at the graduate level with competencies demonstrated in the following areas: Psychological Foundations; Educational Foundations; Interventions/Problem Solving; Statistics and Research Methodologies; Professional School Psychology; Data Based Decision Making and Accountability; Interpersonal Collaboration and Consultation; Socialization and Development of Life Competencies; Student Diversity in Development and Learning; School and Systems Structure, Organization, and Climate; Prevention, Crisis Intervention, and Mental Health Services; and Home/School/Community Collaboration.
Skills and Abilities
An individual who holds this position must have the ability to:
Read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, Board policy, administrative procedures and forms and governmental regulations and guidance.
Complete forms, write reports and engage in written correspondence with parents.
Present information effectively and respond to questions.
Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
Solve a variety of problems in many different situations.
Interpret instructions presented in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Apply knowledge of current educational theory and instructional techniques while presenting subject matter to students.
Other Skills and Abilities
Identify needs and abilities of individual students and to adapt instructional methods accordingly.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents.
Perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
Perform basic computer functions such as word processing and internet use.
Use district software for finding student information.
Utilize smart boards, projectors and other instructional technology provided by the district.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Speak and hear in an environment where numerous conversations and activities may be taking place simultaneously
Move around the classroom.
Read handwritten or printed material.
Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
Conditions and Environment
The work conditions and environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The individual who holds this position will regularly work in a school environment that is noisy and active. Occasionally the individual will be required to work outdoors for short periods of time to perform such tasks as loading and unloading students from district transportation and supervising recess.
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