Reports to: Head of Special Education
- Valid Pennsylvania DOE School Psychologist Certificate or eligibility.
- Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs designed for students with learning, physical and behavioral disabilities.
- Knowledge of medical and psychosocial issues related to individuals with learning, developmental, and/or emotional disabilities.
- Good working knowledge of legal issues especially pertaining to special education, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- Required school clearances and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status.
Determines the eligibility of students for special education by administering and interpreting cognitive, academic achievement and social-emotional functioning assessments. Inform teachers and parents about student needs. Participates is student planning conferences for IEP and Section 504 meetings.
- Review student records and analyze information pertinent to student learning and school adjustment needs.
- Select, administer, score and interpret individual tests of intelligence, academic achievement, psychological processing, and personality and attitudes to referred students.
- Conduct informal and formal observations of students as part of the evaluation process.
- Serve as a member of the multidisciplinary assessment team that determines student eligibility for special education and develops the recommended educational program for the individual student
- Writes evaluation reports, functional behavioral assessment write-ups, and positive behavior support plans.
- Coordinate and implement Functional Behavior Assessments for students with Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs).
- Complete periodic reevaluation of all students in special education programs
- Assist in planning in-service for staff when needed.
- Evaluate students with significant physical or behavior problems and effectively convey the results to parents and educators
- Maintain respect at all times for confidential information (student testing information)
- Evaluate pre-school children for whom some forms of special education or therapy appear to be indicated. Conducts off-site observations of pre-school children entering the school from other programs.
- Act as a resource person in providing the school assistance with their wide screening assessment of kindergartens and pre-school students for the early identification of learning problems or developmental delays
- Provide consultation services for teachers.
- Conduct activities in accordance with the Pennsylvania School Psychology Association Code of Ethics.
- Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.
Terms of Employment: Twelve (12) months. Contract terms and salary to be determined by the Board of Trustees.
Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of state law, administrative code, and the Board’s policy on evaluation of the school psychologist.
MaST Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.