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Virginia Academy of School Psychologists

Isle of Wight Opening.

18 Feb 2020 2:28 PM | Tom Byrnes (Administrator)

Vacancy Announcement: Isle of Wight County Schools, Smithfield Virginia
School Psychologist
11 and 10 Months
2020-2021 School Year
General Description:
Provides professional educational and psychological services to students to include classroom interventions, student assessments and placement recommendations, individual and group counseling, consultation services to staff and parents and crisis intervention. Complex work is performed within specific program objectives and policies; employee communicates with teachers and other school personnel to plan work and coordinates with others to ensure service effectiveness. Contacts are made regularly and frequently with instructional and administrative personnel, as well as community resource personnel.

General Responsibilities:
• Provides academic and behavioral intervention services for students in collaboration with classroom teachers
• Prepares clearly written, comprehensive psychological reports which address the referral concerns and provide practical recommendations that can be realistically implemented by school personnel and used to assist in the development of the Individual Educational Plan (IEP)
• Consults and assists teachers to determine and implement appropriate academic and behavioral interventions in classrooms
• Performs psycho-educational assessments of students, observations, data collection, interpretation and analysis
• Participates in child study and eligibility meetings of students to diagnose and prescribe student interventions
• Consults and collaborates with parents, teachers, students and administrators
• Maintains accurate and careful records of all psychological services provided
• Follows federal, state, and local laws, regulations and policies regarding children's educational welfare; and serves as an advocate for students and parents
• Works with crisis management team in the schools, including reactions to illness, deaths and abuse
• Provides individual and group counseling services.
• Develops and coordinates various psychological services available to students and staff
• Assists with the coordination of child study meetings
• Serves as a liaison between home, school and community. Coordinates community resources
to address child and family needs
• Provides written evaluations as required by state, federal and local guidelines.
• Demonstrates commitment to improving professional competence.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

•Holds a postgraduate professional license in school psychology
•Possess strong oral and written communication skills
•Demonstrates professional and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with children, parents, school personnel and members of the community
•Demonstrate strong organizational skills and the ability to prepare and disseminate written reports within required deadlines
•Possess knowledge and the ability to employ effective behavioral, mental health, and collaborative and/or other consultation approaches
•Demonstrates expertise in the field of mental health to include social, affective, and adaptive domains to assist with behavioral change
•Must be able to travel to more than one work location in the course of the day

Salary: Teacher Salary Scale for 10 month contracted employees (Salary commensurate with experience)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Current employees should submit a letter of interest accompanied by an updated resume.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Effective 2/7/20


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