School Psychologist

  • Lee County School District
  • Bishopville, SC, USA
  • Mar 01, 2019
Other K-12 Other

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under general supervision promotes the conditions whereas students and staff acquire the knowledge, skills, and personal confidence needed for success and provides high-quality comprehensive school psychological services. Reports to the Director of Special Programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Provides appropriate and timely mental health crisis intervention services.

Conducts comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations for all initial referrals and reevaluations in accordance with federal, state and District guidelines and with best practices.

Processes and coordinates the placement of identified students with disabilities who move into Hampton County from other school Districts, agencies, states and students who may require a change of special education services placement.

Completes due process forms to document evaluation and placement decisions (reports, placement forms, parent letters, etc.).

Serves as consultant to special education programs. These services include:

 Training of special education teachers and aides

 Individual and group counseling for students

 Counseling, consultation and training for parents

Provides consultation with administrators, regular classroom teachers, special education teachers, guidance counselors, curriculum coordinators, vocational rehabilitation counselors, etc. concerned about children exhibiting particular learning and/or behavior problems. 

Provides consultation on functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans for students exhibiting behavior problems.

Conducts evaluations and plans accommodation for students suspected of having disabilities as defined in Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.

Provides preventive mental health services. These services include:

Individual and group counseling for students considered to be high-risk for developing serious emotional problems.

Coordination and consultation with guidance department, principals and curriculum coordinators on regularly scheduled basis.

Consultation services for administrators and teachers concerned about specific children exhibiting emotional and/or behavioral problems.

Counseling, consultation, and referral services for parents of children who are experiencing adjustment problems.

 Conducting parent groups.

 Participates in IEP meetings.

Assists in developing transportation plans and provide consultation to transportation department regarding disabled students.

 Assists in monitoring records to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.

 Conducts evaluations of students referred for disciplinary issues and hearings.

 Acts as liaison between schools and District office staff.

 Coordinates with community agencies and private service providers.

 Assists in planning and implementing in-service training for teachers.

 Interacts with others in a respectful and cooperative manner at all times.

 Willingly performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

District

Lee County School District