Roane County Schools
  • 02-Jun-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Kingston, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Position Summary:

This position is a member of school teams that promotes early interventions through multi-tiered systems of support. This person will conduct individual evaluations of students suspected of having a disability in accordance with federal and state guidelines. The school psychologist must work with students, families, and educators in meetings both educational and mental health needs in schools.

Minimal Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Psychology
  • Tennessee Department of Education School Services Personnel License

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs psycho-educational assessments on referred students including selecting appropriate instruments, administering tests, observations, reviewing existing information, and writing reports documenting findings and providing for educational program recommendations.
  • Evaluates eligibility for special education program recommendations.
  • Participates as member of IEP teams contributing and interpreting evaluation findings and collaborating on the development of the educational plan.
  • Provides collaborative consultation and documentation of results including assisting general education staff with suggestions and implementation of RTI, pre-referral intervention strategies, and providing recommendations and accommodations to assist general education staff in working with special education students in the classroom setting.
  • Participates in building level RTI teams to assist in interpreting data and developing interventions.
  • Conducts re-evaluations of special education students to determine present levels of of performance, continued eligibility, extent of progress, and needed services and support.
  • Reviews educational records of students transferring from other school systems to assist in determining eligibility and services.
  • Assists with design and implementation of progress monitoring of students.
  • May participate on the crisis response team.
  • Provides short-term counseling for youngsters struggling with learning and social/emotional difficulties.
  • Acts as a team member of Functional Behavior Teams.
  • Assists with grade-level and individual gifted screenings.
  • Prepares and presents educational workshops as appropriate.
  • Researches resources and methods (interventions, assessment tools, etc.)
  • Consults with teachers, parents, other personnel, and/or outside professionals as appropriate regarding cognitive, affective, social, academic, and behavioral performance.
  • Assists school personnel in determining appropriate instructional levels for deficit areas.
  • Assists teachers in determining and writing narratives for present levels of educational performance.
  • Collaborates with instructional coaches, teachers, central office personnel on refining the RTI process.
  • Trains teachers on de-escalation strategies for youngsters in crisis.
  • Assists teachers in strategies to create positive classroom environments.
  • Consults with teachers and parents regarding associated deficits and strategies for youth with specific disabilities.
  • Adheres to the ethical standards and codes of the profession and to the established rules, regulations, and laws governing special education programs.
  • Participates in activities that promote continued professional development and uses clinical/educational research to enhance school psychology services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor of Special Education.
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