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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

Coordinator:
Joshua Machicek
Principal
8305 Cross Park Dr.
Austin, Texas 78754
[email protected]
512-954-7268

 
LSSP - Palestine Independent School District

Position Title: LSSP

Employer Name: Palestine Independent School District

City and State: Palestine

Date position is available: 07/15/2020

Position Description: Perform professional psychological work in assessment and behavior management for students with emotional disabilities, autism, and behavioral problems. Assess the psychological and psycho-educational needs of students referred to special education services. Would consider a student needing to complete a practicum, internship, or other structured experience within the graduate degree program, while under the supervision of a licensed school psychologist.

Number of contract days: 207

Salary Range: Very Competitive & Negotiable

Employer contact info: Dee Dietz

Coordinator:
Dee Dietz
Director of Special Education
1007 East Park Ave.
Palestine, Texas 75801
[email protected]
903.731.8033 ext 1267

 
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Burleson ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: Burleson ISD

City and State: Burleson, Texas

Date position is available: 07/20/2020

Position Description: Perform professional psychological work in assessment, behavior management, for students withemotional disabilities, autism, and behavioral problems. Assess the psychological and psycho-educational needs of students referred to special education services.

Number of contract days: 206

Salary Range: $62,480-$69,730

Employer contact info: Sharon Graves

Coordinator:
Sharon Graves
Coordinator of Psychological Services and Behavior Management
1160 SW Wilshire Blvd.
Burleson, Texas 76028
[email protected]
214-457-0240

 
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Keller ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: Keller ISD

City and State: Keller, Texas

Date position is available: 07/28/2020

Position Description: Keller ISD is hiring for an LSSP position. Job responsibilities can be found at the following link: https://www.atenterprise.powerschool.com/ats/job_board_form?op=view&JOB_ID=0000717404&COMPANY_ID=JA000406&redirect_qs=&redirect_qs=APPLICANT_TYPE_ID%3D00000001%26COMPANY_ID%3DJA000406

Number of contract days: 193

Salary Range: $60K or higher

Employer contact info: Tina Clark - [email protected]

Coordinator:
Tina R. Clark, LSSP, NCSP
Assistant Director of Special Education
350 Keller Pkwy
Fort Worth, Texas 76248
[email protected]
817-343-2400

 
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

 
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