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).
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.
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.