School Psychologist

Caliber Schools - Richmond, California - Full time

Primary Responsibilities

Data Driven Planning and Assessment

  • Select and administer appropriate assessment methods and materials in order to perform evaluations of students referred for special education assessment
  • Collect, interpret, and synthesize information about students’ sensory motor/perceptual functioning, academic achievement, intelligence, social emotional/emotional adjustment, and other factors that influence academic and behavioral functioning.
  • Interpret assessment results and write quality, compliant psychological assessment reports
  • Assist in the development of FBAs and BIPs for students and in the implementation of recommended courses of action based on data and progress monitoring across educational environments
  • Demonstrate progress monitoring strategies as part of the individual student intervention plans, and assist staff in interpreting data as part of the ongoing decision-making process.

Learning Experience

  • Provide direct counseling or behavioral services to students as needed
  • Consult with teachers and parents regarding early intervention activities in the classroom and home
  • Work with team members and service providers to set realistic goals, design appropriate intervention strategies and utilize progress monitoring procedures, using multiple data sources across a variety of learning environments
  • Assist in the coordination and management of mental health services for families and students with needs
  • Serve as a member of each school’s interdisciplinary assessment team and work as a team member in making placement decisions, developing intervention plans, and planning programs to meet student’s needs
  • Assist in providing consultation and advisement to administrators, teachers, and parents regarding psychological services and the academic, psychological, social emotional or behavioral needs of students

Case Management

  • Conduct specialized individual and group counseling sessions to address specific emotional, social, and behavioral needs of students.
  • Monitor the evaluation and reevaluation process
  • Consult with teachers and other school personnel to obtain information regarding the reason for referral.
  • Gather background information on the student’s psychological history by conducting behavioral observations, making home visits, conducting interviews, and reviewing school records.
  • Seek Parental Consent for MediCal billing, when necessary
  • Upload assessment reports to SEIS upon completion of documents and once all due diligence efforts made
  • Maintain a compliant practice

Professional Responsibilities

  • Participate in the pre-referral process and provide guidance to school teams regarding Tiered Intervention supports for struggling students
  • Serve as a member of each school’s interdisciplinary assessment team and works as a team member in making placement decisions, developing intervention plans, and planning programs to meet student’s special needs
  • Attend IEP meetings; present assessment findings to the team
  • When necessary, act as a member of the Coordination of Services Team (COST) to provide intervention to students
  • Apply ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychological services and observes relevant laws and policies that govern practice.
  • Actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities to remain current with federal and state special education guidelines
  • Maintain accurate student records and ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, and administrative guidelines
  • Assist in the implementation of assessment recommendations as needed
  • Assist in providing training and workshops for teachers and staff regarding mental health issues and proper procedures for the identification and referral of students.
  • Assist in providing in-service training in learning, child development and child management to parents, teachers, administrators and other professionals and paraprofessionals
  • Maintain strict student and parent confidentiality
  • Education
    • Valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential
    • Valid School Psychologist Intern Credential acceptable for right candidate
    • Bachelor; Master’s degree in School Psychology or related field preferred
    • Bilingual, Spanish (strongly preferred)
    • CPI Certification (desirable)
    • Possession of valid California driver’s license; willingness to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments; to travel between school sites to work with students, staff and families at different sites

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Role

Special Education Teacher

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Mid Level

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