Shelby County Schools

  • Psychologist: Exceptional Children (use for 10 and 12 month)

    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/20/2019 3:48 PM)
    Location Name
    Bond Building
    Central Office
    # of Openings
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    To provide direct services for assigned schools; assist in the intervention process as a member of the Student Support Team; perform individual psychological observations, evaluations, and assessment for referred students; explain the results of these evaluations to parents and other team members; participate in implementation of Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2); provide consultation to educational staff; and promote compliance with state and federal regulations. The School Psychologist applies knowledge of psychology, education, and child development to provide competent and ethical services consistent with standards established by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Collaborates/consults with school personnel regarding student academic concerns
    2. Reviews records or outside evaluations to determine ongoing psych evaluation needs
    3. Participates in S-Team and IEP meetings to obtain relevant information from parents, schools staff, and available records to determine need for psycho-educational evaluation.  
    4. Insures compliance with State and Federal IDEA guidelines
    5. Conducts classroom observations
    6. Provides diagnostic assessment services in the area of intelligence, personality, sensory motor, achievement, and adaptive behavior to students with suspected exceptional educational needs.
    7. Completes clearly written and comprehensive reports which provide practical recommendations
    8. Coordinates with school staff to implement school wide Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2) program development, implementation, and evaluation
    9. Attends professional development training
    10. Provides consultation to other professionals within the district
    11. Provides professional training to school personnel
    12. Serves on school program committees
    13. Assumes responsibility for management of records in accordance with federal regulations set forth by Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    14. Maintains responsibility for obtaining clinical supervision
    15. Supervises university trainees
    16. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed

    Minimum Qualifications

    Master’s Degree (including Educational Specialist) or above in Psychology (clinical, educational, school) from a university psychology or educational psychology department that is NASP or APA approved or equivalent including completion of internship. TN Department of Education School Psychologist License or TN Department of Health: Senior Psychological Examiner or Psychologist, Health Service Provider

    Degree Equivalency Formula:

    Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Extensive knowledge of acceptable psychological testing procedures and practices
    • Knowledge of special education laws and regulations
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work in a professional manner both individually and as part of a team
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong time management and organization skills
    • Setting and managing multiple priorities
    • Proficiency in common computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • License to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Tennessee

    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    • Sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods and some dexterity in operating computer and office equipment
    • Transportation of testing kits and materials to assessment site
    • Normal visual and auditory acuity
    • No unusual exposure to environmental toxins

     Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.

    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.


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