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LSSP/Educational Diagnostician/LSSP Intern

Position Title: LSSP/Educational Diagnostician/LSSP Intern

Employer Name: Dripping Springs ISD

City and State: Dripping Springs, Texas

Date position is available: 02/24/2020

Position Description: Dripping Springs ISD Job Description – Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Job Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Wage/Hour Status: Exempt Reports to: Director of Special Services Pay Grade: Admin/Prof 4 Dept./School: Special Services Date Revised: 4.17.2016 PRIMARY PURPOSE:Evaluate, interpret results, and make disability determination decisions for students with disabilities or suspected disabilities as part of the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee. Provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities. Consult with administrators and staff regarding psychological and behavioral issues prevalent in a school-based setting. Responsible for compliance with applicable district, state, and federal regulations relative to evaluation and determination of disability for special education supports and services.QUALIFICATIONS:Education/Certification:Master’s Degree from an accredited institution Licensed Specialist in School Psychology licensure from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Special Knowledge/Skills:Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, including evaluation of emotional functioning, education of students with disabilities, human development, and learning theories Proficient in school-based counseling services Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Experience:Completion of internship required – trainee or higher status MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Assessment 1. Receive student referrals and implement the appraisal process.2. Select and administer formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and state regulations.3. Collect and organize relevant assessment data from student’s cumulative folder, classroom teachers, principal, support staff, parents, and other resource personnel.4. Conduct classroom observations and personal interviews.5. Produce Full Individual Evaluation reports reflecting the review and interpretation of assessment data and special education eligibility status.6. Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and development of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students, according to district procedures.7. Conduct psychological evaluations.Direct Services  1. Provide special education counseling. Consultation1. Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel with identification.2. Assist classroom teachers with implementation of IEPs. 3. Consult with parents concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.4. Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with students.Program Management 1. Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.2. Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.3. Manage inventory of assessment materials and equipment.4. Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the assessment program and make changes based on findings.5. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, according to mandated timelines.6. Complete or supervise the completion of all documentation related to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee meetings.7. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rules, and local board policy in the areas of assessment, placement, and planning for special education services.8. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations. Communication1. Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.2. Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents. Other1. Participate in professional and staff development activities to improve job-related skills.2. Maintain confidentiality regarding student and coworker information and as required by FERPA. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:May supervise Licensed Specialist in School Psychology interns.EQUIPMENT USED:Basic office equipment, including computers, copy machines, printers, telephones, scanners, and software for word processing and databases.WORKING CONDITIONS:Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:Maintain emotional control

Number of contract days: 192-day, Administrative/Professional Pay Grade 4 position. (LSSP Intern is 187 days and Pay Grade 2.)

Salary Range: Pay Grade 4; Pay Grade 2 (Intern)

Employer contact info: Nancy Henry, SSD Administrative Assistant (512) 858-3066

Gracee Condor
LSSP, School Psychoeducational Services Coordinator
PO Box 479
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
[email protected]

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Austin ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: Austin Independent School District

City and State: Austin, TX

Date position is available: 02/03/2020

Position Description: This position requires knowledge of and ability to apply psychological, behavioral, and learning theories, and knowledge of test construction and statistical theory and application. Incumbent must have knowledge of and interpret State, Local, and Federal regulations affecting the identification and treatment of students with disabilities. Incumbent must have the ability to administer and interpret a variety of evaluation instruments, make recommendations for intervention, and have the ability to communicate clearly with parents, teachers, and other school staff regarding both individual evaluations and general information. Incumbent is also able to evaluate students to determine Emotional Disturbance eligibility. This position is responsible for the evaluation and interpretation of results and participation in eligibility decisions, for students with disabilities or suspected disabilities, as part of the Admission, Review, and Dismissal, (ARD) committee. Incumbent is also responsible for helping ensure that school personnel and parents comply with applicable regulations relative to the evaluation and eligibility for special education. Incumbent may also have supervisory responsibilities for evaluations and reports of LSSP Interns and Trainees.

Number of contract days: 187

Salary Range: 52,000+

Employer contact info:

Norma Castillo
Director of Talent Acquisition
4000 S. IH 35 Frontage
Austin, Texas 78745
[email protected]

Licensed Specialist In School Psychology (LSSP) - Bay City ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist In School Psychology (LSSP)

Employer Name: Bay City ISD

City and State: Bay City, Texas

Date position is available: 02/04/2020

Position Description: Perform professional Psychological work in assessment, behavior management, and counseling for students with emotional disabilities learning disabilities, Autism, and behavioral problems. Assess the psychological and psycho- educational needs of students referred to special education services.

Number of contract days: 187

Salary Range: $52,501- $72,390 a year

Employer contact info: Lisa Volkmer

Lisa Volkmer
Chief HR/Federal Compliance Officer
520 Seventh Street
Bay City, Texas 77414
[email protected]

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Ft Worth ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: Fort Worth ISD

City and State: Fort Worth, TX

Date position is available: 01/28/2020

Position Description: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Pool 2019-2020Pay Grade: 604Salary Range: $65,192 - $79,611Duty Days: 210Position PurposeProvides an array of psychological services to students, parents, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel in the general and special education settings. Provides internship training and staff development.Provides direct services to students including intellectual, academic, emotional/behavioral evaluations, behavior management planning, and intervention services.Performs Special Education eligibility services with documentation.Consults with teachers, parents, administrators, and other school personnel.Participates on campus multidisciplinary team to develop solutions for struggling students.Supervises LSSP trainees, masters/specialist interns and practica students; serves on an internship committee.Attends department meetings and assigned professional development training.Acts as a liaison for the district with parents and/or community agencies.Provides crisis intervention services.Conducts suicide and violence risk assessments.Provides in service training for teachers, counselors, Psychological Services staff, and other school personnel.Works with select low incidence populations by choice and availability.Performs all other related duties as assigned by the Director of Psychological Services or the Special Education Executive Director.

Number of contract days: 210

Salary Range: $65,192+

Employer contact info:

Justin Gaddis
Director of Psychological Services
100 N University Ave, NE90
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
[email protected]

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Garland ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: Garland ISD

City and State: Garland, TX

Date position is available: 01/27/2020

Position Description: QUALIFICATIONS: Required:•Master’s degree in psychology from accredited college or university•Valid Texas license as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology granted by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Preferred:•One year of experience providing psychology services in an educational setting Knowledge & Skills:• Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement, intellectual, emotional and behavioral functioning for educational purposes• Knowledge or prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions• Knowledge of psychosocial development• Strong consultative skills for conferring with teachers, parents and students• Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Number of contract days: 226

Salary Range: Salary Range: Min. $60,509 Mid. $73,791 Max. $87,074

Employer contact info:

Cathy Clifford
Special Education Coordinator
501 S. Jupiter Road
Garland, Texas 75042
[email protected]

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