Laveen Elementary School District #59

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2020-21 School Psychologist Intern

at Laveen Elementary School District #59

Posted: 2/25/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 4356
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Job Description

***School psychology interns may be interviewed at the School Psychology Intern Fair on February 14, 2020 at the Northern Arizona University North Valley Campus.  We will also interview qualified candidates before the intern fair.  The position may be filled in advance of the intern fair if a qualified candidate is selected.  In order to be considered, prospective interns must complete an online application.  Do not delay, please apply now.

You are welcome to attend our Laveen Education Job Fairs on February 12, 2020 from 4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m at the Laveen Education Center.

QUALIFICATIONS:  At least two years graduate work in education and Psychology beyond the Bachelor’s Degree. Must be currently enrolled in a university training program leading to certification as a school psychologist. The university must certify eligibility for internship.

REPORTS TO:  School Psychologist Supervisor, Principal, and Director of Student Services.

JOB GOAL:  While working under the direction of a school psychologist, coordinates multidisciplinary evaluation teams to evaluate students. Conducts re-evaluations, participates in individualized education program (IEP) teams, and other participates in other activities consistent with university training standards as deemed appropriate by the District.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Performs Child Find duties.
  2. Administers intelligence tests, achievement tests, behavior rating scales, tests of perceptual and motor development, and instruments for special education evaluations.
  3. Interpret individual test finding and recommendations to staff and parents of students who are being considered for placement in special education programs.
  4. Demonstrates knowledge of district programs and works as part of an individualized education program team to determine educational placements and supports to meet the academic and behavioral needs and least restrictive environments of students.
  5. Promotes the introduction and implementation of school wide programs in schools to maintain positive school climates conducive to learning and to meet the psychological, educational, and sociological needs of children.
  6. Promotes home school collaboration by referring individuals to community agencies to secure medical, or social services for child or family. 
  7. Maintains confidential files and accurate records on all identified students.
  8. Maintains compliance with federal/state statutes and district policies and procedures.
  9. Prepares required written reports in a timely manner to summarize findings, interpret data, and offer recommendation.
  10. Assists teachers and others in interpreting and using assessment data for program planning of identified students.
  11. Provides social, emotional, and behavioral health support to students and personnel as part of the district Crisis Response Team.
  12. Works under the direction and guidance of the supervising psychologist(s).
  13. Performs other job related duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES:

  1. Perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios.
  2. Reads a variety of manuals; writes documents following prescribed formats, and/presents information to others.
  3. Understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.
  4. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: accounting/bookkeeping principles; and office equipment/software.
  5. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  6. Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to student, staff, and public needs.
  7. Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; Creates and maintains a positive and conducive work environment.
  8. Oral Communication - Responds well to questions.
  9. Written Communication - Edits work for spelling and grammar.
  10. Diversity - Shows sensitivity and knowledge of disabilities, including individual differences, culture, ethnicity, and other diversity factors. 
  11. Ethics - Treats people with respect.  Maintains use of best practice procedures.
  12. Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
  13. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful and positive manner.
  14. Safety and Security - Uses equipment and materials properly.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  1. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  2. Ability to write correspondence.
  3. Ability to work with a variety of people and maintain confidentiality of information.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  1. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet district software, preferred accounting used software and Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and other appropriate technology software). 
  2. The ability to use technology for computer test scoring and report writing.
  3. Knowledge of appropriate business machines and telephones.
  4. Monitor special system(s), not limited to, including security and fire alarm systems.

              

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  1. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  2. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  3. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. In addition, some carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.
  4. The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: requires sitting, walking, and standing.
  5. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  1. Ten-month, full time employee pay and benefits in accordance with Board policy.
  2. FLSA: Exempt


Primary Location: School To Be Determined

Shift Type: Full-Time (FTE 1.0)

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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