Available September 1, 2019
Job Title: School Psychologist
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent
Salary Guide: Salary and benefits as determined by the Board of Education, full-time, 10-month position plus ten (10) per diem days, per contract.
Job Goal: The School Psychologist shall work in cooperation with other staff members, particularly with Child Study Team, in assessing the intellectual, social and emotional status of students, so that the student may derive the fullest possible educational experience from school.
- Master’s degree.
- A supervised internship in a school setting, children’s clinic and/or hospital, preferred.
- Sensitive to the nature and needs of the disabled and their families.
- Such other alternatives as determined by the Board of Education.
- Appointees will be required to possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license when the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
- Must pass required criminal history background check.
- Must have proof of US citizenship or legal resident alien status.
- Conducts psychological evaluations, as assigned, utilizing a minimum of two diagnostic measures. After classroom observation(s) and teacher consultation completes a formal written Psychological Report as mandated by state law.
- Participates in Child Study Team meetings by interpreting psychological test results to parents, teachers and school district personnel.
- Assesses behavioral difficulties of referred students to determine the functionality of the behavior.
- Creates and monitors behavior intervention plans for identified students.
- Interprets diagnostic results to parents, students (when appropriate), school staff and sending district.
- Consults and collaborates with other school personnel on a regular basis to assist in evaluating problems and establishing and planning programs to help students function in the school environment. Maintain a log of student interactions and case involving counseling and referrals.
- Provides preventive and supportive services, caseloads in individual and/or group counseling for students when determined to be appropriate. Counseling caseloads may be assigned by the supervisor.
- Works cooperatively with the Child Study Team, parents, guardians and teacher to develop Individualized Educational Programs for each child.
- In the role of case manager, provides parents with Due Process Rights, coordinates the development and monitors the progress of the students in the assigned caseload. Conduct I.E.P. Annual Review Meetings with parents, staff and sending districts. Makes recommendations to administration when needed.
- Maintains a log of student interactions and case involving counseling and referrals.
- Attends staff meetings and participates in staff development and in-service activities. Serves on committees to plan, promote, or assist in specific school projects, as required.
- Accepts responsibility for student duties such as recess or lunch supervision as assigned by the administrator.
- Communicates in a professional manner with parents/guardians and out-of-district personnel while maintaining good public relations.
- Maintains accurate and complete records as required, and completes recordkeeping tasks and paperwork in an efficient and timely manner.
- Examines his/her effectiveness and continues to seek improvement in knowledge, competencies and techniques as a means of promoting professional improvement.
- Maintains a consistent pattern of attendance that is in accordance with Board policy and procedures.
- Promotes effective school relationships by dealing with situations in a professional manner.
- Makes provisions for being available to students and parents for educational related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
- Assists the building principal in crisis situations, as requested.
- Maintains standards of ethics and confidentiality, as required by law and Board Policy.
- Keeps informed of all Federal, State and County laws, code and regulations as they pertain to his/her area of responsibility.
- Assists with the post-secondary placement of students at the STEM Academy.
- Assists the Admissions Office with recruitment and admissions activities.
- Complies with the provisions of the law regarding health and security checks.
- Performs all duties in a manner consistent with law, code, and policy.
- Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may from time to time be assigned.
Perform all other job related duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent or his/her designee.
Evaluation of Performance:
Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Assistant Superintendent in accordance with the New Jersey Administrative Code and Board of Education policies.
The physical demands described in this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The Mercer County Technical School District guarantees equal opportunities to all, regardless of race, color, age, creed, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, nationality or sex.
Americans with Disabilities Act Statement:
External and internal applicants, as well as employees who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential functions listed on this job description either unaided or with reasonable accommodations. The Mercer County Technical Schools’ Superintendent shall determine reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law; in the event such a determination becomes necessary.