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  • School Psychologist

    Rochester City School District

    School Psychologist

    Position Type:
    Classroom Positions/Teacher/Teaching Asst/Paraprofessional/Per Diem

    Date Posted:
    3/3/2020

    Location:
    Rochester City School District

    Date Available:
    2020-21

    Closing Date:
    Until filled

    FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF UNIT: Works as a member of a multidisciplinary team with teachers, administrators, social workers, speech/language pathologists, audiologists, occupational and physical therapists. Uses a variety of assessment instruments in the areas of cognition, perception, personality, academic achievement, social and emotional behavior to arrive at diagnostic and prescriptive needs of student. Promotes the development of a positive multicultural learning environment which encourages student success.


    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


    · Uses a variety of appropriate psychological instruments and techniques to conduct non-biased assessment.


    · Constructs comprehensive psychological reports which include intervention and remediation strategies to be used.


    · Interprets results of assessment and share results with student, parent, school personnel and other appropriate professionals.


    · Interviews, counsels and provides training to school staff and parents.


    · Interprets federal, state and local laws relating on eligibility of special services to children.


    · Provides individual or group counseling services to children and families.


    · Monitors and accepts responsibility as part of a team for the well being and success of students.


    · Constructs professional reports to agencies.


    · Serves as a resource to other professional staff in areas of cognition, academic, social and emotional functioning of children.


    · Completes yearly/monthly statistical reports on services provided to students.


    · Integrates knowledge of all curricula into learning theories and translates that information to teachers and other school personnel.


    · Provides consultation services to school personnel in the areas of retention, social grouping, learning styles, social skills, motivation, behavior management, peer interaction, goal setting, etc.


    OTHER FUNCTIONS:


    · Receives and reviews referrals from children's parent, school personnel, agencies, physician, judicial officers.


    · Participates with other school personnel on issues relating to school climate.


    · Attends departmental staff meetings, school faculty meetings, parent/teacher meetings.


    · Participates in projects and activities recommended by school or central management.


    · Writes proposals to secure grants for special projects or research programs.


    · Participates in school community activities.


    · Participates in departmental committees to promote best practices.


    · Conducts training for parents in areas such as child development.


    · Attends Committee on Special Education meetings.


    · Participates in site based student assistance teams’ meetings.


    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATION:


    · Master’s degree in Psychology


    · New York State Certification in School Psychology.
 


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