School Psychologist -Per Diem

Salem County Vocational & Special Services Schools | Woodstown, NJ

Posted Date 6/19/2019
Expiration Date7/19/2019

School Psychologist
- Per Diem


Salary $385/day


QUALIFICATIONS: 1. As set by New Jersey State certification authorities

  1. At least one year’s successful experience as a school     

   psychologist and team member

  1. Required Criminal History background check and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal alien status


JOB GOALS: To assess intellectual and educational characteristics of children, including the administration of individual psychological tests. To gather basic information necessary for understanding of the pupil and prepare verbal and written reports about a pupil to assist school staff in formulating appropriate plans for education and behavioral management.

The psychologist shall provide information, insights and understanding regarding those aspects of pupil behavior. Emotional and social adjustment, academic potential and achievement, and orientation to the educational setting about which teachers and other staff personnel express concern.

The psychologist shall work closely with the program coordinator


REPORTS TO: Designated Supervisor



  1. Conducts diagnostic study of individual child which includes, observation of child in classroom and/or on playground
  2. Interprets diagnostic finding to the appropriate school personnel, parents and agencies
  3. Assumes responsibility for the preparation of prompt, accurate and complete reports as required by job responsibilities
  4. Counsels with parents about significance of diagnostic studies and makes recommendations from these studies
  5. Consults with other professional personnel about diagnostic findings
  6. Makes appropriate referrals for further diagnostic study and/or placement of children in special education programs
  7. Provides short-term adjustment counseling to the individual child
  8. Maintains case records on all referred students and attends staffing conferences on individual students conducted by the Child Study Team
  9. Works jointly with teachers and specialist in designing learning programs to promote successful educational experiences f or children
  10. Assists in developing and maintaining good lines of communication between Child Study Team and teaching staff members
  11. Be involved as a team in in-service programs and parents groups within the school system
  12. Submit a monthly report to the coordinator of related services concerning the referrals, evaluations and consultations handled during the month
  13. Submit an annual report to the coordinator of related services concerning suggestions for programs, functioning to be discussed with the superintendent and coordinator when requested
  14. Implement and/or follow administrative regulations and directives, Board Policy and State Law
  15. Strive to establish cooperative relations with parents and students which include such things as: being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day
  16. Cooperate with other staff members in educational matters
  17. Continue his/her own professional growth
  18. Cooperates with personnel of community health and social welfare agencies
  19. Acts as liaison between the school and juvenile court
  20. Attends staff, professional and interagency meetings
  21. Assists with in-service training of school personnel
  22. Conducts appropriate research
  23. Keeps abreast of new developments in the field
  24. Participates in faculty meetings
  25. Interprets the role and function of the school psychologist to staff, Board of Education and community
  26. Completes all applications and foms related to the special education programs
  27. Assumes responsibility to keep up to date professionally by reading and attending professional meetings
  28. Confer with the team members in preparing an educational summary and educational plan for pupils evaluated prior to staffing.  The psychologist should have an awareness of the functioning of the school system and of the interactions of the school with other community institutions
  29. Serve, if assigned, as a liaison person with the assigned school, helping to determine the needs of cases to be referred or consultations to be made
  30. Consult with school personnel and administration on pupil problems, when requested, and to recommend corrective or remedial help, counseling or therapy, if appropriate
  31. Serve as a referral consultant for disciple cases when requested by building principal and assigned by coordinator
  32. Interprets the school psychological services to teachers and parents


Terms of Employment:

Ten-month year.  Salary and work year to be according to current contract.



Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.

You may use the APPLY button.



Share this job