Date of Posting: July 20, 2020 Application Deadline: Until Filled Position Begins: The 2020-2021 School Year Salary: DOE
POSITION DESCRIPTION: School Psychologist
Reports To: Special Education Director Minimum Qualifications:
Applicant must hold a current Idaho Certificate or be eligible for Idaho Certification endorsed as School Psychologist Master’s Degree Demonstrated leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, staff, administrators, parents, and the community. Strong sense of teamwork, the ability to work cooperatively with others utilizing a collaborative decision-making process personnel assigned to Special Services Job Goal: To arrange for the provision of support services to students in the district and to provide educational programs for exceptional students within the guidelines set forth by the State of Idaho, State Department of Education and Special Education Bureau. Supervisory Responsibilities: PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as an advocate for all children and youth. Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, teachers, parents, administrators, and staff members Collect and synthesize data about student functioning which results in easy-to-understand and usable information Interact with students and educators in a way that fosters their growth As a participating member of the Evaluation Teams and Child Study Teams: Assist in the development and implementation of building screening and referral process Assist in the comprehensive evaluation of students Assist in the placement and programming decisions made by Child Study Team regarding student Assist in monitoring the progress of exceptional students Provide interpretation of State and Federal regulations regarding the education of exceptional students As a provider of indirect services: Provide consultation of special education teachers regarding the instruction and management of handicapped students Provide consultation to regular education teachers regarding the identification, instruction, management, and mainstreaming of handicapped students. Consultation is also provided regarding non-handicapped students experiencing educational/behavioral difficulties Provide consultation to parents regarding school-related student difficulties Maintain contact with service and community agencies to obtain and provide relevant information As a provider of direct services: Provide individual and/or group counseling to students experiencing school-related difficulties as case load and time permits As a member of the Special Services staff: Assist the Special Services Director in determining special education needs within District Assist the Director in devising plans for improving special services within the District Assist in the implementation of changes deemed necessary by the Special Services Director Report any and all violations of rules and regulations to Director of Special Education. Any other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent or designee PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly stands or walks, and occasionally sits and talks. The employee occasionally reaches with hands and arms, climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. The employee regularly pushes items of 50 pounds such as children on a bike or in moving/rearranging furniture. While most duties are performed indoors, the employee may be required to perform duties on occasion outdoors in various types of weather, including inclement weather with temperatures at or below freezing for extended periods of time. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud at a standard acceptable level for this environment. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
A Contract Employee. Remuneration contingent upon preparation and experience. Benefits for 20+ hours/week employees: Health, dental, vision, and life insurance; state employee’s retirement system Serves at the discretion of the Superintendent and Board of Trustees An employee working in this position shall at all times be subject to the direction of the supervisor to whom said employee has primary responsibility or said person’s designee(s) and at all times shall be subject to the rules, regulations and policies of the District as promulgated by the Board of Trustees. Each employee shall be held responsible for having knowledge of said school district rules, regulations, and policies which have been reduced to writing and made available to the employee at the building administrator’s office and the district-wide administration office. EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The physical demands and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Equal Opportunity Employer
West Bonner School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.