Collaborate with teachers, parents, and school personnel to improve classroom management strategies or parenting skills; address mental health issues; assess, identify and work with students with disabilities or gifted and talented students; and improve teaching and learning strategies for all students. Coordinate and facilitate the needs of students and the school district including evaluation, counseling, consultation, crisis intervention, threat and risk assessment, staff development, research, educational planning and coordination with outside agencies. Maintain case records on all referred students.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of psychological theory and practice including assessment and test theory, diagnostic categories, personality assessment, learning disabilities, statistics, and counseling theories; knowledge of and adherence to legal procedures as contained in local, state, and federal policies governing special education, including IDEA laws and guidelines; knowledge of and adherence to professional and ethical standards of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists; knowledge of counseling techniques, behavioral management techniques, classroom instructional interventions, and parent training strategies.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s Degree in School Psychology, completion of one year school-psychology internship, eligibility for endorsement as a school psychologist through the Department of Education. Clinical Psychologists or Doctoral-Level School Psychologists – Doctoral Degree in Clinical or School Psychology, completion of one year doctoral internship in professional psychology, license or eligibility for licensure as clinical or school psychologist upon completion of residency year through the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Health Professions, Board of Psychology. Experience working with children and adolescents in a school, clinic or hospital setting. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
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Reports ToExec. Dir. Student Supp Srvcs or Designee
10 Month School Psychologist position beginning mid-late August and ending mid June. All supporting documentation must be included as part of the application. These documents include official or unofficial transcripts documenting the degrees earned and the date of conferral; copy of School Psychologist (if applicable) state approved license, and most recent signed performance appraisal (evaluation).
Qualified candidates must be licensed or eligible for a license as a School Psychologist by the Virginia Department of Education. Candidates must have a MS Degree in Psychology, and one year of successful full-time supervised experience as a School Psychologist in an accredited school is highly preferred, or have completed a supervised internship or field experience of a minimum of 400 clock hours in an accredited school division/system is preferred.
Candidates must demonstrate independent work skills and characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators; including excellent written and oral communication skills.
Candidates will maintain accurate and confidential records and must possess/demonstrate computer proficiency; especially with Microsoft Office software programs.
The position involves the School Psychologist to participate on Special Education Committees, to conduct psychological assessments, and any other responsibilities required for this position.
Please include a copy of your most recent evaluation and three references are required; one of which must be a current supervisor.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, disability, marital status, age, genetic information or veteran status in its programs and activities. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33, 4-4, 4-6)
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