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Licensed Specialist in School Psychology or Educational Diagnostician

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology or Educational Diagnostician

Employer Name: Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired

City and State: Austin

Date position is available: 05/08/2020

Position Description: POSITION: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology or Educational Diagnostician DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive ProgramsPOSTING #: 20-036TWC JOB ORDER: 14003899 MONTHLY SALARY: Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experienceSHIFT: Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)OPENING DATE: 02/21/2020CLOSING DATE: Until FilledCLASSIFICATION / GROUP #: T021 / N/AGENERAL DESCRIPTIONThe role of the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology is to work collaboratively with students, parents, teams of staff members, administrators, medical professionals and local school district representatives in compiling Full and Individual Evaluations; assessing students in the areas of emotional/behavioral, intellectual development and adaptive behavior; and developing effective Individualized Education Programs and Behavior Intervention Plans. The LSSP consults with and assists teams in solving problems related to student achievement and behavior; and serves as a resource and trainer regarding special education evaluation regulations and rules.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS•Participates in training in foundations of visual impairment as well as evaluation techniques specific to students with visual and multiple impairments•Works closely with assigned mentor to learn best practices for assessing students with visual and multiple impairments•Compiles re-evaluation information for student Full and Individual Evaluations using methods and adaptations needed for students with vision loss and severe impairments•Conducts evaluations relating to educational achievement, intellectual functioning, and adaptive behavior•Writes reports of evaluation results and interpretations•Consults with instructional staff regarding test interpretations and recommended teaching strategies•Communicates evaluation results in jargon-free manner to parents•Participates in IEP Planning Meetings, IEP Committee Meetings, and other team meetings as assigned; leads discussions on evaluation at these meetings•Conducts training regarding evaluation, disability conditions or other areas•Demonstrates knowledge of and remains current in state and federal laws, policies and procedures regarding evaluation; continues professional growth and development•Serves as a member of the school’s crisis team and occasionally may be asked to respond to a student in crisis at night or on weekends•Collaborates with team members to implement positive behavior interventions and supports including completion of functional behavior assessments and developing behavior intervention plans; assists with related training of staff•Provides consultation to team members and parents regarding emotional issues•Coordinates communication and consultation with school nurses, psychiatrists, parents, administrators and staff members regarding psychiatric recommendations and psychotropic medications management•May provide counseling to students as assigned in accordance with students’ Individualized Education Programs•May provide time-limited group counseling sessions on selected social skills topics•Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy•Complies with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations and standards•Performs related work as assignedMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS•Master’s degree in psychology with Licensed Specialist in School Psychology credential from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists OR Texas Diagnostician certification [Applicant selected for hire will be required to submit a copy of all college or university transcripts]•Skill in working well as a team member and with diverse groups of students, parents and staff members in direct service delivery and consultation•Must be available during the evening or weekend for emergency interventions on an infrequent basisPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS•Experience assessing students with visual and multiple impairments in a public school setting•Experience with data-based decision-making in the development and implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans•Experience consulting with psychiatrists, parents and staff members for students with severe behaviors•Familiarity with IDEA and Texas regulations and rules governing assessment of students in special education•Bilingual in English and Spanish

Number of contract days: 190

Salary Range: Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience

Employer contact info: Amanda Anguiano

Amanda Anguiano
1100 W 45th St.
Austin, Texas 78756
[email protected]

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Medina Valley ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: Medina Valley ISD

City and State: Castroville/San Antonio, Texas

Date position is available: 08/01/2020

Position Description: Medina Valley ISD is a fast-growing district in the San Antonio metro area. Responsibilities of the LSSP include assessment, academic and behavioral consultation, counseling, and delivery of professional development. No ARD facilitation. We offer appealing caseloads, professional development opportunities (including the TASP annual convention), a highly competitive salary, and a professional and enjoyable work environment. We seek LSSPs who are motivated to be involved on the campus and who will contribute to the development and implementation of best-practices across the district.

Number of contract days: 207

Salary Range: Minimum $66,132

Employer contact info:

John Reynolds
Assistant Director of Special Programs
8449 FM 471 South
Castroville, Texas 78009
[email protected]
830-931-2243 ext 1182

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Midlothian ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: Midlothian ISD

City and State: Midlothian, Texas

Date position is available: 08/03/2020

Position Description:

Number of contract days: 197

Salary Range: $54,348 - $81,533

Employer contact info: Lindsey Poole

Lindsey Jeane Poole
100 Walter Stephenson Road
Midlothian, Texas 76065
[email protected]

LSSP - Brownsboro ISD

Position Title: LSSP

Employer Name: Brownsboro ISD

City and State: Brownsboro

Date position is available: 08/03/2020

Position Description: Perform professional psychological work in assessment. The position will work with 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.If you want to be a part of a rural community with close proximity to Tyler, Texas, we are the place to be!!! Our district spans over 200 miles of country living. Our special education department is a close knit group and support each other 100% all of the time. I believe in mutual respect for all and make sure my staff receives kudos on a regular basis for jobs well done. If you are a hard working individual with a great work ethic, I invite you to interview with us and possibly be a part of our amazing department!!!

Number of contract days: 195 days

Salary Range: Dependent on years of experience

Employer contact info: Sandra Duke

Sandra L. Duke
Director of Special Education
P.O. Box 465
Brownsboro, Texas 75756
[email protected]

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) - Liberty ISD/Southeast Texas Cooperative

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Employer Name: Liberty ISD/Southeast Texas Cooperative

City and State: Tarkington, TX

Date position is available: 08/03/2020

Position Description: Conduct formal psychological evaluations of various target student populations for special education eligibility, planning, placement and consultation with or referral to available resources. Provide psychological services to special education students.

Number of contract days: 193

Salary Range: AP - 4

Employer contact info: Kate Chambers - 936-336-8701

Kate Chambers
Director of Special Education
1600 Grand Ave
Liberty, Texas 77575
[email protected]

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