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School Psychologist

Company: Greenfield Union School District
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

GOAL: Under general direction of the Director of Support Services, to evaluate the needs of children in an educational setting; to perform psycho-educational assessments to determine appropriate programs and instructional processes to enable students to achieve maximum achievement and adjustment; to assist students in understanding and seeking solutions to social, emotional, or academic problems and issues; to serve as a resource pertaining to student behavior management and learning strategies; and to complete other related functions as directed . ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs a variety of individual psycho-educational assessments which assist in diagnosis of specific learning, emotional and behavioral disabilities;
  • Prepares recommendations pertaining to student remediation, placement in special programs, and psycho-educational interventions;
  • Consults and confers with school site staff in supporting the development and maintenance of a school-based RTI model to support all learners.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of functional behavior assessments and willingness to design and implement behavior interventions to increase appropriate target behaviors with students.
  • Meets with teachers and parents for pupil evaluation reviews, and provides pupil profiles of student progress-monitoring, and learning strengths and weaknesses;
  • Serves as a member to student intervention teams when needed and collaborates with other team members in planning special programs, and in the use of remedial instructional materials for students with special needs;
  • Consults with parents to further their understanding of the learning and emotional adjustment issues to their children;
  • Counsels pupils individually and in small groups using a variety of data collection and counseling techniques;
  • Serves as a resource to site and district personnel and members of the school community concerning services for students;
  • Assists in the development and monitoring of individual education plans for students withexceptional needs;
  • Assists in identifying school psychological service needs;
  • Plans and presents, as requested, information pertaining to school psychological services, current research, and best practices in school psychology at staff meetings.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required by the by the Superintendent or designee, in order to accomplish the goals and objectives of the district. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    • In depth knowledge of principles, methods, strategies, and trends in educational, social, and emotional adjustment assessment techniques;
    • Applicable and appropriate psychological, social/emotional, adaptive, and achievement appraisal instruments, techniques, and procedures;
    • Social service and youth service agencies in the local area;
    • Social, emotional and behavioral characteristics of preschool; elementary; and middle school age students;
    • Evaluation and research techniques, strategies, and procedures; Curriculum and instruction programs beneficial to pupils with special learning needs.
    • Effectively and efficiently assess students and aid them in analyzing and developing alternative solutions to behavioral, educational, social and emotional problems and concerns;
    • Conduct, analyze, and effectively utilize a variety of individual and group counseling techniques applicable to the student with learning, behavioral and emotional needs;
    • Effectively deal with site and district personnel, parents, and social service agencies in resolving student problems and concerns;
    • Effectively participate in the planning and implementation of individual educational plans;
    • Communicate effectively in oral and written form;
    • Understand and carry out oral and written directions with minimal accountability controls;
    • Establish and maintain effective organizational, public and community relationships.
      • 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 the essentials functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to l 0 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT:
      • The work environment characteristic described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Keywords: Greenfield Union School District, Bakersfield , School Psychologist, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California

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