Marble Falls Independent School District
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LSSP - 2 Positions
at Marble Falls Independent School District
Openings as of 5/22/2019
Student Support Services
- LSSP - 2 Positions JobID: 982
- Position Type:
Student Support Services/Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
- Date Posted:
- Date Available:
08/05/2019 197 Days
- Select and administer assessments and observations to evaluate the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of referred students. Determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and state regulations.
- Develop psychological evaluation reports and behavior management plans.
- Conduct or participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with appropriate placement and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures.
- May serve as case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students on assigned campuses.
Salary Minimum: $51,421
Master’s degree in psychology from accredited college or university
Valid Texas license as a licensed specialist in school psychology (LSSP) granted by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists*
Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning for educational purposes
Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions
Knowledge of psycho-social development
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
One year experience providing psychology services in an educational setting
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
5.Assess the intellectual, educational, emotional and psychological functioning of eligible students.Assessment may include language, behavior, emotional functioning, physical functioning, and sociological factors.
6.Prepare IEP goals for counseling and provide leadership in Functional Behavior Assessments and in writing Behavior Intervention plans.
7.Provide individual and group counseling to students concerning problems resulting from the student’s disability.
8.Consult with school professionals, parents, and outside agencies in developing crisis intervention plans for students.
9.Counsel directly with students in crisis when necessary and appropriate.
Policy, Reports, and Law
10.Follow the ethical guidelines of psychologists as delineated by the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists.
11.Follow federal, state, and local laws, regulations, rules, and procedures related to special education.
12.Conduct evaluations in a thorough and timely manner, accessing relevant sources of information and providing for optimal student performance.
13.Prepare thorough and understandable reports, including completion of TEA eligibility reports.
14.Complete required documentation during committee proceedings for initial placement and re-evaluation ARD committee meetings.Assume responsibility for the arrangement of certain ARD committee meetings.
15.Participate with all special education personnel in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of appraisal services.
Consultation16.Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results. Conduct group, individual and family counseling sessions and facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed problems.
17.Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students, interpretation of assessment data, and implementation of behavior intervention plans in managing disruptive students.
18.Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed.
19.Present staff development training in assigned schools to enable school personnel to identify and work more effectively with students with emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances.
Program Management20.Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of psychological services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings.
21.Participate in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.
22.Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories.
23.Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
24.May provide clinical supervision to intern or trainee.**
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals
Posture: Frequent sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension
Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds), occasional heaving lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint; assisting nonambulatory students
Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; may require districtwide travel
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure