LSSP - Huffman Independent School District

Position Title: LSSP

Employer Name: Huffman Independent School District

City and State: Huffman, Texas

Date position is available: 08/01/2020

Position Description: Job Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology* Exemption Status/Test: Exempt/ProfessionalReports to: Director, Special Ed Date Revised: March 3, 2020 Dept./School: Special Education Primary Purpose:Perform professional psychological work in assessment, behavior management, and counseling for students with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Assess the psychological and psycho-educational needs of students referred to special education services. Qualifications: Education/Certification: Master’s degree in psychology from accredited college or universityValid Texas license as a licensed specialist in school psychology (LSSP) or Trainee Status Letter issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists* Special Knowledge/Skills:Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning for educational purposes Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventionsKnowledge of psycho-social development Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Experience:One year experience providing psychology services in an educational setting Major Responsibilities and Duties:Assessment Select and administer assessments and observations to evaluate the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of referred students. Determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and state regulations.Develop psychological evaluation reports and behavior management plans.Conduct or participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with appropriate placement and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures.May serve as case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students on assigned campuses.Consultation Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results. Conduct group, individual, and family counseling sessions and facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed problems.Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students, interpretation of assessment data, and implementation of behavior intervention plans in managing disruptive students.Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed. Present staff development training in assigned schools to enable school personnel to identify and work more effectively with students with emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances. Program Management Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of psychological services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings. Participate in the selection of assessment materials and equipment. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.May provide clinical supervision to intern or trainee.***Other Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures. Report promptly to the director any accident or illness of staff or students.Other duties as assigned by administration.Promote, participate, and facilitate in a teamwork center manner.

Number of contract days: 197

Salary Range: AP-3

Employer contact info: Michelle Davenport - Director of Special Services 281-324-7631

Michelle Davenport Davenport
Director of Special Services
24302 FM 2100
Huffman, Texas 77336
[email protected]