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  • 17 Aug 2020 12:01 PM | Sarah Nevill (Administrator)



    EFFECTIVE:          SY 2020-21

    LOCATION:         Prince William County, VA


    ESL, bilingual credentials, and/or foreign language fluency preferred.   



    Master’s Degree in School Psychology with a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours and must be certified or licensed by the State Department of Education as a school psychologist. 


    The basic function of the school psychologist is to work with all school personnel to help make education for students a positive and rewarding experience. School psychologists use their training and skills to help ensure that every child can learn in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment.



    The school psychologist promotes educationally and psychologically healthy school environments to optimize student learning. The school psychologist utilizes current trends in research, assessment, intervention, referral, counseling, consultation, and crisis management to assess appropriate services.

    The School Psychologist:

    1. Is responsible for the assessment of students in order to assist in the measurement and interpretation of a student’s intellectual, social, emotional and educational development. The school psychologist assures that the techniques and instruments used during a psychological evaluation are appropriate for the student. 1/2002

    2. Participates in Child Study to provide recommendations to teachers, parents and counselors, addressing student concerns.

    3. Provides informal counseling to students (individual or group), to assist with development of appropriate social/emotional skills.

    4. Assists in the development of educational and behavioral management programs required to alleviate or remediate behaviors.

    5. Provides consultation to teachers and parents to facilitate student educational, social and emotional growth.

    6. Assures that, as a result of a recommendation for assessment, a comprehensive report is developed and written in descriptive, non-technical terms that may be easily understood by parents and teachers.

    7. Ensures that recommendations made as a result of the psychological evaluation are practical, educationally based, and student driven.

    8. Participates in Eligibility Meetings to provide assistance in the identification of those students who require intervention in their educational program.

    9. Ensures that adequate safeguards for the privacy and confidentiality of information are maintained per County regulations.

    10. Provides formal “Counseling as a Related Service” as part of the IEP process.

    11. Works collaboratively with other Student Services staff providing consultation, counseling, intervention, referral and crisis management within the school environment (i.e. substance abuse, attendance, school health nurse, guidance, human relations).

    12. Works collaboratively with school administration and Guidance Department to provide crisis intervention, violence prevention, and suicide prevention service within the school environment.

    13. Maintains knowledge in current trends in assessment, service delivery models and best practices for school psychologists.

    14. Supervises the work of school psychologist interns as needed

    15. Participates in monthly staff development, inservices, division-wide inservice and professional conferences.

    16. Maintains an adequate balance between counseling, consultation, referrals, evaluations and program intervention/prevention services.

    17. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 22 Jul 2020 10:27 AM | Pamela Gamble (Administrator)

    The Frederick County Public School district in Maryland has four, 11-month School Psychologist positions for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  See attachment for more information. 

    FCPS Advertisement.docx

    Contact info:

    Ronda K. Sheaffer
    Psychological Services
    Gov. Thomas Johnson High Field Office
    1501 North Market Street, Frederick, MD  21701.
     Phone:  240-236-8876 (mine), 240-236-8868 (secretary) and Fax:  240-236-8866.

  • 17 Jul 2020 10:07 AM | Pamela Gamble (Administrator)
    Hampton City Schools is seeking a psychologist. Click below for details:

    For more information contact: Jeffrey Hart, Psychological Services Coordinator (757) 727-2450

  • 30 Jun 2020 9:03 AM | Sarah Nevill (Administrator)

    School Psychologist

    Position Purpose
    Collaborate with teachers, parents, and school personnel to promote the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success of students; Coordinate and facilitate the needs of students and the school district including evaluation, counseling, consultation, crisis intervention, threat and risk assessment, staff development, research, educational planning and coordination with outside agencies. Maintain case records on all referred students.

    Salary: $56,111-$90,463 (Commensurate with Experience)
    Please visit the NCPS website to determine salary specifics according to the current salalry scale:

    Essential Functions

    (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

    • Serve on student support teams and special education committees at each school in the division.
    • Conduct individual child evaluations designed to identify strengths and weaknesses that can be used to develop effective interventions.
    • Select, administer, analyze and interpret results of psychological and psychoeducational assessment procedures.
    • Analyze and interpret assessment data using statistical techniques, knowledge of instruments and understanding of disabling conditions.
    • Integrate findings into systematic case formulations and plan for intervention through written reports and oral presentation of results.
    • Provide psychological counseling individually and in groups for students who have behavioral, emotional, and/or academic concerns that affect their academic performance or their ability to interact well with others.
    • Consult with school personnel (teachers, administrators, special education staff), parents and outside agencies to identify and develop interventions that address the academic, behavioral, and/or social/emotional needs of students.
    • Conduct or participate in field-based research with students.
    • Develop and implement prevention and early intervention programs.
    • Recommend instructional accommodations for both regular and special education students through 504 plans, IEP’s, and Student Support.
    • Present in-service and educational programs to school staff, parents, community agencies, and students that will expand psychological awareness of issues related to children and adolescents and to perform preventative mental health services.
    • Provide teachers and parents with information about appropriate developmental tasks and expectancies in cognitive, social, communication, physical and self-help areas.
    • Make appropriate student referrals to specialist and/or community agencies.
    • Serve as the school representative for the Northampton County Family Assessment and Planning Team.
    • Perform other duties as required.
    Additional Duties
    Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal, Director of Special Programs 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.

    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.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Knowledge of psychological theory and practice including assessment and test theory, diagnostic categories, personality assessment, learning disabilities, statistics, and counseling theories; knowledge of and adherence to legal procedures as contained in local, state, and federal policies governing special education, including IDEA laws and guidelines and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; knowledge of special education law, the special education process and state and district policies.knowledge of and adherence to professional and ethical standards of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists; knowledge of counseling techniques, behavioral management techniques, classroom instructional interventions, and parent training strategies.

    Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
    Works in standard office and school building environments.
                    Note:    Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

    Requires significant sitting for extended periods of time. Must be able to stand, walk bend over, reach overhead, grasp, push, pull and move; lift and/or carry up to 40 lbs. to waist height.
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.


    • State Certification as a School Psychologist or as required for the position
    • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation
    • Master’s Degree in School Psychology, completion of one year school-psychology internship, eligibility for endorsement as a school psychologist through the Department of Education. Clinical Psychologists or Doctoral-Level School Psychologists – Doctoral Degree in Clinical or School Psychology, completion of one year doctoral internship in professional psychology, license or eligibility for licensure as clinical or school psychologist upon completion of residency year through the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Health Professions, Board of Psychology. Experience working with children and adolescents in a school, clinic or hospital setting.

    FLSA Status:       Exempt          10-month  

  • 02 Jun 2020 1:51 PM | Sarah Nevill (Administrator)

    Page County Public Schools has a 12-month position opening.

  • 23 Apr 2020 10:07 AM | Pamela Gamble (Administrator)

    Spotsylvania County Public Schools is seeking to fill several school psychologist positions for the 2020-2021 school year.  Both 10 and 11-month positions are available. For more information, please contact SCPS School Psychologist Julie E. Young at

    Apply online at

  • 14 Apr 2020 10:14 AM | Sarah Nevill (Administrator)

    Fluvanna County Public Schools seeks to hire a School Psychologist. Click on the links and see the attached flyer for more information.

    Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Valentine, Director of Special Education, at  or phone: 434-589-8208 for more information.    

    Fluvanna County Public Schools offer competitive compensation, benefits, and retirement plan options.  Please visit the Human Resources page of our website at to view salary scales and benefit information.

  • 07 Apr 2020 12:58 PM | Sarah Nevill (Administrator)

    Roanoke City Public Schools

    School Psychologist (2020-2021)

    10 months

    Roanoke City Public Schools is an urban school division serving a prek-12 population of over 13,500 in 17 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 2 high schools.

    RCPS School Psychologists serve as members of multidisciplinary teams to work to help students succeed academically, socially and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals to promote supportive learning environments and to strengthen connections between home and school. RCPS School Psychologists perform psychological assessments of students relative to intellectual, social, adaptive, and emotional development and interpret and present findings to parents and staff. They actively participate in the deliberations to assist in determining the eligibility of students for special education programs. They provide support through counseling, consultation, and crisis response as needed and provide training as appropriate. 

    Qualifications: Must hold or be eligible for a VDOE license with an endorsement in school psychology.

    Salary and Benefits: Salary is based on the 2020-2021 salary scale (Administrators) considering education and experience. A standard employee benefits package is offered.

    Start Date:  August  2020

    To Apply: Apply online at by clicking the “jobs” tab on the links toward the top of the page.

    Register in the application system, apply for the position and upload relevant documents.

    Contact Information:

    Human Resources                                                       Janet Kegley, PhD, NCSP                                  

    PO Box 13145                                                             Lead School Psychologist

    Roanoke VA  24031                                                     Roanoke City Public Schools

    (540)853-2502                                                            (540)853-6371


  • 07 Apr 2020 12:55 PM | Sarah Nevill (Administrator)

    Portsmouth Public Schools has an opening for a Full Time Psychologist. 

    Interested parties can apply on the Portsmouth website job portal --  

    The job description is linked here.

  • 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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