Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Selecting, administering, and scoring appropriate psychological tests as well as interpreting test results and preparing psychological reports for teachers, administrators, and parents.
- Compiles and interprets students' test results, along with information from teachers and parents, to diagnose conditions and to help assess eligibility for special services.
- Develops individualized educational plans (IEP’s) in collaboration with teachers and other staff members and counsels’ children and families to help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment.
- Serves as a resource to help families and schools deal with crises, such as separation and loss.
- Assess an individual child's needs, limitations, and potential, using observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and school personnel.
- Provides consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques.
- Collects and analyzes data to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs and other services, such as behavioral management systems while promoting an understanding of child development and its relationship to learning and behavior.
Master's degree in School Psychology is required. Candidates with a doctoral level degree in clinical psychology along with a minimum of three years working with severely disturbed children are preferred. NYS Certification as a School Psychologist is required.
- Travel Percentage: 10%