School Pyschologist

  • Clover
  • May 22, 2020
Other K-12 Other

Job Description

Qualifications

 

Applicant must hold appropriate SC certification or have applied for appropriate SC certification.

 

Reports To

 

Director of Special Education

 

Job Summary

 

The job of Psychologist is done for the purpose of assessing students’ intellectual and functional levels; developing behavior plans; providing information on child development issues to school personnel and parents; collaborating with community agencies regarding individual student plans; and providing recommendations for program development and student placement. 

 

 

Performance Responsibilities

 

  • Assess students’ functional capabilities and home and/or classroom environment for the purpose of determining student’s functional level and developing recommendations and/or placement.
  • Assists other personnel for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Communicates with students and/or parents, teaches, and other professionals for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services and/or making recommendations.
  • Coordinates with community agencies, including medical, judicial, social services, and mental health services for the purpose of determining appropriate treatments, to meet the needs for specific students.
  • Counsels students, parents and guardians for the purpose of enhancing student success in school.
  • Facilitates meetings, processes, etc. for the purpose of meeting curriculum guidelines and/or ensuring that state mandates are achieved.
  • Implements school wide program development and program evaluation (e.g. crisis intervention services, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring effective programs to assist children who experience physical, mental, social or emotional difficulties.
  • Intervenes in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students for the purpose of assisting students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.
  • Manages assigned special grants and/or projects (e.g. budget, reports, goals, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that specifications are achieved.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. quantity reports, student activities, correspondence, internal audits, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.
  • Presents information (e.g. budget overviews, accounting processes, distribution formulas, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback and ensuring adherence to established internal controls.
  • Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students’ functional goals.
  • Supervises interns, practicum students and others for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth and achieving overall objectives of school’s curriculum.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned by the Director of Special Education. 

 

 

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

 

Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: using pertinent software applications and planning/managing projects.

 

Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: stages of child/adolescent development.

 

Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with frequent interruptions.

 

Work Context

Requires sitting

 

Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people

 

Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions and working outdoors

 

 

Terms of Employment

 

200 days per school year; Salary based on District Scale for Teachers at Master’s Plus 30 Level; Administrative Contract

 

Evaluation

 

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified Staff

District

Clover School District

School

Clover School District is a high performing district in South Carolina that borders Charlotte, N.C.  As a suburb of Charlotte, we are minutes away from many of the Charlotte area attractions and Lake Wylie while maintaining the charm and appeal of a close-knit, family-oriented community.  We are seeking expert educators who believe like us, that each child, each day should have meaningful experiences in a positive, nurturing environment with world-class facilities that prepare them for success!  Our district offers a competitive salary, ongoing professional and leadership development, and outstanding community support.  We desire to employ educators who care about children, understand them, and are intentional about being engaging and delivering high-quality instruction.   

E-mail Address

tony.hemingway@clover.k12.sc.us