School Psychologist (K-12)

Saco School Department | Saco, ME

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Posted Date 12/02/2019
Description

School Psychologist (Grades K - 12) Possible full or part-time

Position Purpose
The School Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist will be responsible for student initial evaluations and re-evaluations, and consultation and collaboration with school teams. The Psychologist will be an essential member of threat and risk assessment teams. The School Psychologist will also be a valuable member of the district's psychologist team.

Qualifications Profile

  • Certification/License: Maine DOE endorsement 093/CHRC fingerprinting
  • Licensed with State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Doctorate from an APA accredited college/university program
  • Experience in both school and clinical settings preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of child psychology principles, assessments, methods, behavior modification, etc., and current developments in child psychology.
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Essential Performance Responsibilities
  • Conducts psychological assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to maximize learning and overcoming psychological issues.
  • Conducts individual, group or facilitative therapy for students whose diagnosed problems would benefit from behavior modification or differentiated instruction.
  • Assists with the identification and placement of all types of exceptional students.
  • Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with psychological services.
  • Serves as a resource and consultant on mental health and child psychology, conducts in-service programs as requested.
  • Serves as ready resource to students to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Location (County)
York

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