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School Psychologist / District (1.0 FTE)
Must possess Illinois Educator License (School Psychologist)
RIEA Teacher Salary Scale
Excellent Benefit Package
Rock Island-Milan School District 41
FLSA: EXEMPT or NON-EXEMPT
REPORTS TO: TITLE of POSITION SUPERVISOR
Director of PPS with assigned building Principal
Rock Island, Illinois Education Association (RI-IEA) Bargaining Agent/Agreement
POSITION SUMMARY INFORMATION: Essential Duties and Requirement Details
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works to support the success of students academically, socially, behaviorally, and
emotionally. Collaborates with educators, parents, and other professionals to create
safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections
between home, school, and the community for all students. Identifies and assesses the
learning, development, and adjustment characteristics and needs for individuals and
groups, as well as, the environmental factors that affect learning and adjustment.
Provides interventions to students to support the teaching process and to maximize
learning and adjustment. Assists in the planning, development, and evaluation of
programs to meet identified learning and adjustment needs. Delivers a planned and
coordinated program of psychological services
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Conducts diagnostic studies to identify child’s needs, limitations and potentials. Observing child in classroom and at play, studying school records, consulting with parents and school personnel and administering and interpreting diagnostic findings.
Plans special placement or other treatment programs.
Counsels pupils individually and in groups to assist pupils to achieve personal, social and emotional support.
Carries out research to aid in introduction of programs in schools to meet current psychological, educational and sociological needs of children.
Advises teachers and other school personnel on methods to enhance school and classroom atmosphere to provider motivating educational environment.
Refers individuals to community agencies to secure medical, vocational, or social services for child or family.
Participates in planning of remedial classes and testing programs designed to meet needs of students.
Serves as consultant to school board, superintendent, administrative committees and parent teacher groups in matters involving psychological services within educational system or school.
Provide counseling, instruction, and mentoring for those struggling with social, emotional and behavioral problems.
Collect and analyze data related to school improvement, student outcomes, and accountability requirement of a School Psychologist.
Implement school-wide prevention programs that help maintain positive school climates conducive to learning.
An Illinois school psychologist must complete a graduate program that confers at least a Master’s degree. The program may be in school psychology or educational psychology; if the latter, a specialization in school psychology.
Professional Education License (PEL) from the Illinois State Board of Education
Valid School Counselor licenses with ISBE Masters in School Counseling
Incumbents must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Knowledge of methods of assessment; systematic processes to collect data, translate assessment results into empirically based decisions about service delivery and evaluate outcomes of services.
Knowledge of learning processes, appropriate instructional interventions to meet students’ needs, and the ability to implement and assess their effectiveness.
Knowledge of behavioral mental health, collaborative and/or consultation models and methods and their application
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the
employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or
feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The
employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
School Office environment. Sitting at a desk. Travel from school to school as needed.
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.
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