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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

School Psychologist

School Psychologist

MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

POSITION:                                 SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Assistant Superintendent

 

FLSA/CONTRACT STATUS:     Exempt

 

EMPLOYMENT TERM:             220-261 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18-5-45; extended employment terms may be established by the Mineral County Board of Education

 

SALARY:                                   Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-2, in accordance with Mineral County Teacher Salary Schedule, commensurate with experience and education level.

 

EVALUATION:                          Performance in this position will be evaluated by the building principal/immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5310 and Mineral County Board of Education Evaluation Policy. 

 

JOB SUMMARY:                       To fulfill statutes and regulations related to the evaluation, identification, and education placement of students.

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides technical assistance to Student Assistance Teams (SAT);
  • Provides technical assistance to school staff regarding the Support for Personalized Learning (SPL) process and eligibility determination;
  • Conducts psycho-educational assessments, completes all required reports, and meets confidentiality requirements in maintaining case reports;
  • Consults with parents on the evaluation and eligibility process for special education as directed;
  • Assists in the development and implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans, Functional Behavioral Assessments, Manifestation Determinations and Positive Behavior Supports as directed;
  • Participates in eligibility committee meetings, re-evaluation planning, and other meetings relating to the psychological needs of students as directed by Assistant Superintendent;
  • Serves on committees involved with intelligence and/or psychological testing;
  • Assists in the development of programs for teachers and administrators relating to child development, behavioral techniques, and the state standards for the identification of exceptional children;
  • Assists in the development and monitoring of special programs for students and staff and makes recommendations for improvement, including the annual special education self-assessment process;
  • Serves as a liaison between schools and consulting psychologist, psychiatrists, and other providers of therapeutic services;
  • Interprets school psychological services to stakeholders;
  • Develops and provides a schedule and a report of daily and weekly activities in collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent;
  • Keeps abreast of the developments in the field by participating in conferences and workshops;
  • Participates in community/agency committee meetings as assigned by immediate supervisor;
  • Serves as a member of the crisis team of assigned schools and provides crisis counseling as needed;
  • Maintains data needed for Medicaid billing for all eligible students;
  • Supervises school psychology interns when appropriate;
  • Develops and provides staff development training for all staff;
  • Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 3210; and
  • Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Superintendent and/or immediate supervisor(s).

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently hold or be eligible to obtain a valid student support certificate endorsed for School Psychology – Pre K-Adult;
  • Experience in the field of mental health, special education, psycho-educational evaluations;
  • Minimum of Master’s Degree;
  • Demonstrates oral/written communication skills; and
  • Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB).

 

 

The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

 

 

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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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