Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
Soliant is working with an A+ School District in the Allen area that needs a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology.
Primary Purpose: Responsible for the evaluation of students with emotional, social, and/or behavioral concerns, including assisting in the evaluations for suspected Autism for the special education department.
Qualifications: Education/Certification: Master's Degree Licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
Special Knowledge/Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skill Knowledge of best practices for evaluation and consultation and research based intervention strategies/models
Experience: Prior clinical or educational experience (preferred)
Major Responsibilities and Duties: Assume responsibility for the organization and operation of work within the area of supporting students and staff working with special education students following federal program guidelines as directed by the district and as specified in 34 Code of Federal Regulations §300.208 (a)(1) Facilitate case management of evaluations through involvement with campus intervention and/or evaluation team meetings, consultation with parents and teachers, observations, and behavior management plans Evaluate the intellectual, emotional, behavioral, and/or adaptive behavior functioning of referred students Determine and utilize appropriate tests for evaluations, score and interpret test data, write psychological evaluation reports, and behavior management plans Participate as member of local Admission, Review, and Dismissal committee as needed and when appropriate Be available for consultations regarding program/service effectiveness
Job Title: LSSP - Licensed Specialist School Psychologist Page 2 Make recommendations for Special Education eligibility of students for special education programs on the basis of serious emotional disturbance and /or other disabilities Take initiative to develop professional skills appropriate to job assignments Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, moral, and responsible Consult with school staff and parents regarding children with social, emotional, and/or behavioral problems as well as cognitive impairments Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information as well as evaluation results Consult with parents, teachers, principals, special education staff, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, social, and behavioral functioning of referred students when necessary Follow all rules, regulations, and policies of Plano ISD and follow directives from supervisor(s) Follow attendance policy as assigned by supervisor Perform other functions that may be assigned by the Administration and/or supervisor
Working Conditions: Mental Demands: Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Frequent districtwide and occasional statewide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular Hours; frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing and pulling; prolonged use of computer and repetitive hand motions; occasional lifting up to 50 pounds
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