Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) - Trinity Charter Schools

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Employer Name: Trinity Charter Schools

City and State: Canyon Lake, Texas

Date position is available: 08/03/2020

Position Description: LSSP Trinity Charter School was created in 2004 by Lutheran Social Services of the South. The district has a very distinct charter that specializes in serving students in residential treatment centers. Since its original opening, the district has grown to twelve schools found in the communities of Canyon Lake, Corpus Christi, Katy, Lockhart, Tyler, Big Sandy, Brenham, Spring, Fort Worth, and Austin, Texas. The district enrollment is capped at a daily enrollment of 1,000 students. Throughout the year, however, the district is anticipated to serve over 2,000 students. Most students attending the Trinity Charter Schools have been placed by the Texas Department of Child Protective Services and/or the Juvenile Court. The Licensed Specialist in School Psychology is responsible for implementing the assessment process with students referred for possible special education services. He/she may assess the educational, psychological, and learning style needs of students, and provide diagnostic information to the Admissions, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee. The LSSP is also responsible for providing consultation services to staff regarding appropriate implementation of Individual Education Plans (I EP s), Individual Transition Plans (ITPs) and Positive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs). Provide (group and individual) Counseling for qualified students. Travel to multiple Trinity Charter School (TCS) sites may be required, and utmost confidentiality must bemaintained. LSSP Intern will report to their designated mentor on a regular basis as determined by mentor. Essential Functions and Skills: Knowledge of the Frontline Education (formerly eSped) special education management system.Working knowledge of federal and state laws regarding special education. Working knowledge of diagnostic instruments and procedures.Understanding of all disabilities described in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Texas Education Code. Working knowledge of human development and learning theories.Ability to use technology effectively. Ability to meet established deadlines.Ability to maintain complete confidentialityExceptional communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Ability to fulfill all job responsibilities with a minimum of direct supervision. Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.Ability to work respectfully and effectively with students and staff, regardless of gender, age, disability or ethnicity. Ability to maintain a current Texas driver's license, with an excellent driving record Responsibilities and Duties: Receive student referrals and implement the assessment and evaluation process.Select and administer formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and Texas Education Agency regulations. Collect and organize relevant assessment data from student 's cumulative folder, classroom teachers(s), principal, support staff, parents, and outside resource people.Conduct classroom observation and personal interviews.Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee meetings to assist with interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and development of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students according to district procedures.Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel in identification and understanding of students with disabilities.Assist classroom teachers with implementation of IEPs.Consult with parents, teachers, administrators and other school staff concerning the educational needs of students and the interpretation of assessment data.Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of assessment, placement, and planning for special education services.Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment. Meet with designated mentor.Other duties as assigned. Physical Requirement:Maintain emotional control under stressWork with frequent interruptionsOccasional district-wide travelFrequent prolonged and irregular hoursSitting, standing, lifting and carrying (up to 25 pounds with assistance), reaching, squatting, climbing stairs, and kneeling may be required. Qualifications:Master's degree from an accredited university.A minimum of one year successful experience as a LSSP preferred.Be a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) or LSSP Intern. Additional Job Description Information (not posted) The foregoing statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities required. All TCS Employees are at will. Trinity Charter Schools, pursuant to Chapter 22 of the Texas Education Code, will fingerprint, and conduct a criminal background check, on applicants. Employment is contingent up successful completion of the criminal background check.

Number of contract days: 206

Salary Range: Competitive Salary

Employer contact info: Joshua Machicek

Joshua Machicek
8305 Cross Park Dr.
Austin, Texas 78754
[email protected]