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Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) - Birdville ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Employer Name: Birdville Independent School District

City and State: Haltom City, TX (DFW metroplex)

Date position is available: 05/14/2020

Position Description:

Number of contract days: 200

Salary Range: $57,072 - $85,608

Employer contact info: [email protected]

Sarah Germany
Special Education Coordinator
6125 E. Belknap Street
Haltom City, Texas 76117
[email protected]

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - KIPP Texas Public Schools - Austin, TX

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: KIPP Texas Public Schools - Austin

City and State: Austin, TX

Date position is available: 07/13/2020

Position Description: The Opportunity - You can see all our job opportunities at LSSP will provide diagnostic information on student learning. He/she/they will work cooperatively with instructional faculty and parents to provide an appropriate education program for students in grades K-12 with disabilities throughout the region. This position furthers the mission of KIPP Texas as it helps ensure that all students have the tools and the supportive environment they need to learn.Key ResponsibilitiesThe LSSP will:Conduct bilingual evaluations and other professional activities consistent with the requirements of laws, rules and regulations, and local district policies and proceduresEnsure evaluation practices are provided in an ethical and professional mannerUtilize various assessment instruments and techniques to assist in identifying students eligible for special education services and in determining appropriate intervention strategies and techniquesSelect, administer, and interpret appropriate formal and informal assessments and evaluationsCollaborate with KIPP’s Special Education Teachers , Social Workers, agencies, and other mental health service providers, when needed Apply knowledge of ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity and the significance of student diversity for evaluation, planning, and instructionAttend Admissions, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee meetings and interpret evaluation resultsProvide counseling as a related service for eligible students receiving Special Education servicesDemonstrate knowledge of eligibility criteria and procedures for identifying students with disabilities and determining the presence of an educational need for special educationProvide schools support with Response to Intervention processes and recommend interventionsProvide informative workshops for educators, school leaders and faculty membersWork with members of the Special Education Team to provide at least one workshop per year at each KIPP Texas Campus; Address issues such as in-classroom interventions for academics or behaviorProvide educators and parents with resources related to Special EducationAssist school personnel in the identification and understanding of students with disabilitiesSkills and QualificationsEducation and Knowledge:Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institutionA minimum of 2 years of successful teaching experience and employment experience, preferredCertification as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) Knowledge of federal and state Special Education lawKnowledge of best practices for Special Education Experience collaborating with team members and providing constructive and instructive feedbackExcellent interpersonal skillsArticulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiativeAbility to work both on broad-based strategy and everyday detailsAbility to exercise excellent judgment in decision-makingAbility to be flexible and adapt to changing prioritiesAbility to synthesize knowledge and present it to stakeholders in a comprehensive mannerAbility to interpret policy, procedures, and dataAbility to thrive in a fast-paced environmentIndependent, self-starter with a strong focus on student development Dependable, organized, efficient, and creativeProven written and verbal communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of special needs students and their parentsStrong organizational and planning skillsPossession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all childrenCommitted to the mission of KIPPResponsiveness; Follow-up and follow-through with students, families, and faculty members is essential Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machinesBilingualism (English-Spanish)Compensation and BenefitsSalary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered. KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Number of contract days: 190

Salary Range: Depends on experience

Employer contact info: Laurel Garcia, (512) 703-7919

Laurel Garcia
IEP Manager
8509 FM 969
BLDG 513
Austin, Texas 78724
[email protected]

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Plano ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Employer Name: Plano ISD

City and State: Plano, TX

Date position is available: 08/05/2020

Position Description: Primary Purpose: Responsible for the evaluation of students with emotional, social, and/or behavioral concerns, including assisting in the evaluations for suspected Autism for the special education department.Qualifications: Education/Certification: Master's Degree Licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a Licensed Specialist in School PsychologySpecial Knowledge/Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skill Knowledge of best practices for evaluation and consultation and research based intervention strategies/modelsExperience: Prior clinical or educational experience (preferred)Major Responsibilities and Duties: Assume responsibility for the organization and operation of work within the area of supporting students and staff working with special education students following federal program guidelines as directed by the district and as specified in 34 Code of Federal Regulations §300.208 (a)(1) Facilitate case management of evaluations through involvement with campus intervention and/or evaluation team meetings, consultation with parents and teachers, observations, and behavior management plans Evaluate the intellectual, emotional, behavioral, and/or adaptive behavior functioning of referred students Determine and utilize appropriate tests for evaluations, score and interpret test data, write psychological evaluation reports, and behavior management plans Participate as member of local Admission, Review, and Dismissal committee as needed and when appropriate Be available for consultations regarding program/service effectiveness Make recommendations for Special Education eligibility of students for special education programs on thebasis of serious emotional disturbance and /or other disabilities Take initiative to develop professional skills appropriate to job assignments Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, moral, and responsible Consult with school staff and parents regarding children with social, emotional, and/or behavioral problems as well as cognitive impairments Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information as well as evaluation results Consult with parents, teachers, principals, special education staff, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, social, and behavioral functioning of referred students when necessary Follow all rules, regulations, and policies of Plano ISD and follow directives from supervisor(s) Follow attendance policy as assigned by supervisor Perform other functions that may be assigned by the Administration and/or supervisorWorking Conditions: Mental Demands: Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Frequent districtwide and occasional statewide travel; occasional prolonged and irregularHours; frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing and pulling; prolonged use of computer and repetitive hand motions; occasional lifting up to 50 pounds

Number of contract days: 187

Salary Range: minimum: $56,000

Employer contact info: [email protected]

Tyler Aitken
Special Education Coordinator
2700 W. 15th St
Plano, Texas 75074
[email protected]

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Katy ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: Katy Independent School District

City and State: Katy, TX

Date position is available: 07/29/2020

Position Description: Qualifications:- Doctorate/Masters degree from an accredited university with an emphasis in school psychology, educational psychology, or related field.- Valid TSBEP Licensure as Licensed Specialist in School Psychology- Consultation, counseling, and assessment experience- Ability to deliver psychological services in a comprehensive delivery model- Knowledge in Special Education service delivery- Effective/efficient oral and written communication skills- Ability to work with school and community populations- Minimum one year experience providing psychological services in a school setting (internship/year of supervision included)- General knowledge of computer systems and software applications is requiredPrimary Purpose:To provide psychological consultation, intervention, assessment, counseling and educational support as required by the psychological services model in conjunction with student and campus needs.Major Duties and Responsibilities:- Provide consultation to parents, campus and district staff.- Provide group and/or individual counseling to those students who demonstrate a need for this service.- Assist in determining appropriate interventions to deal with problem situations (behavioral/emotional) in the academic environment and assist in evaluating the effectiveness of these interventions.- Provide supervision to interns and/or other personnel as assigned.- Observe and consult with teachers/staff to provide classroom management strategies.- Conduct evaluations of students who demonstrate severe behavioral needs to determine appropriate programming/placement.- Co-facilitate group counseling with campus counselors, counseling/SSP interns, or other appropriately trained personnel.- Assist campuses with collaborative and 504 conferences.- Provide recommendations to teachers, other staff members, and parents for behavioral management techniques or strategies for working with a student with behavioral needs.- Provide crisis intervention services as needed.- Assist in writing behavior intervention plans and individual education plans.- Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal meetings as appropriate.- Maintain current knowledge of diagnostic, legislative, and treatment issues which impact the delivery of school psychological services.- Provide inservice training to other departments or personnel as requested.- Establishes and maintains professional relationships with administrators, teachers, other school personnel, parents, and community members through positive communication.- Participate in campus/district professional development, meetings, and serve on committees as necessary.- Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical & responsible.- Follow all district, state, and federal policies and procedures.- Is committed to current professional standards of competence and practice.Equipment Used: Interactive white board, computer, printer, copier, overhead projector, DVD/VCR, and other emerging technologies which are particularly unique to the assignment. Instructional and productivity software, as required by the assignment.Working Conditions:Maintain emotional control under stress. Varied stressful interpersonal situations and crisis management. Utilize nonviolent crisis intervention techniques. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours. Moderate lifting and carrying 15-44 pounds weekly. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and hauling materials for counseling and testing.The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Number of contract days: 197

Salary Range: $62,222 - $86,463

Employer contact info: Dr. Kristie B. Moore, Instructional Officer, Psychological Services

Dr. Kristie Moore
Instructional Officer, Psychological Services
6301 S. Stadium Lane
Katy, Texas 77494
[email protected]
(281) 396-2090

LSSP/LSSP Intern - Shepherd ISD

Position Title: LSSP/LSSP Intern

Employer Name: Shepherd ISD

City and State: Shepherd, Texas

Date position is available: 07/27/2020

Position Description: LSSP/LSSP Intern @ a small district North of Houston. Assess the educational, learning styles, and program needs of students referred to specialeducation services. Work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the mostappropriate instructional programs for students with disabilities.Perform professional psychological work in assessment, behavior management, and counselingfor students with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

Number of contract days: 207

Salary Range: $49,152.00 to $82,385.00

Employer contact info:

Shannon Wallace
Special Education Director
1401 South Byrd
Shepherd, Texas 77371
[email protected]

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