Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) - Red Oak ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Employer Name: Red Oak ISD

City and State: Red Oak, TX

Date position is available: 07/27/2020

Position Description: 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 granted 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 purposesKnowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventionsKnowledge of psycho-social developmentStrong consultation skills for conferencing with teachers, parents, and studentsExcellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skillsExperience:Two years experience providing psychology services in an educational settingMajor Responsibilities and Duties:Assessment1.Select and administer assessments and observations to evaluate the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of referred students and to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and state regulations.2.Score and interpret test data.3.Develop psychological evaluation reports and behavior management plans.4.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.5.May serve as case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students on assigned campuses.Consultation6.Conduct group, individual and family counseling sessions and facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed problems.7.Serve as consultant on mental health topics for instructors in the school health program.8.Consult with school staff regarding implementation of behavior intervention plans and in managing behaviorally disruptive students.9.Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel with identification and understanding of students with emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances.10.Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results.11.Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.12.Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed.Program Management13.Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.14.May provide clinical supervision to intern or trainee. **15.Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of psychological services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings.16.Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.17.Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories.18.Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of psychological services, assessment, placement, and planning for special education services.19.Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.20.Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.21.Maintain annual certification requirements for Crisis Prevention Intervention training. Communication22.Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.23.Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.24.Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Customer Care Skills25.Provide professional communication with students, parents, community members, staff, and other professionals at all times.26.Use proper phone etiquette at all times, speaking slowly and clearly. Take reliable messages, and route to the appropriate staff.27.Ensure superior customer care skills are used via eye contact, facial expressions, voice inflections, body language, and an attitude of “going the extra mile” for others.28.Ensure all requests for information are dealt with in an appropriate timeframe.29.Create and maintain a welcoming, service-oriented environment toward all internal and external customers.Supervisory Responsibilities:None.Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computer and peripheralsPosture: Frequent sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twistingMotion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extensionLifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds), occasional heaving lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint; assisting nonambulatory studentsEnvironment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; may require districtwide travelMental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure*Note: The correct title for the person holding the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology is Licensed Specialist in School Psychology or LSSP. Only individuals who meet the requirements of Chapter 22 Texas Administrative Code §467.2 may refer to themselves as school psychologists (i.e., hold a doctorate in area of specialization).

Number of contract days: 202

Salary Range: Based upon experience

Linked file: 2014 LSSP- Licensed Specialist in School Psych (1).doc

Coordinator:
Tessie Domingue
Asst. Director of Specialized Learning
109 W. Red Oak Rd.
Red Oak, Texas 75154
[email protected]
972-617-2941 Ext.4674
972-617-4783