Purpose of Position/Summary:
School psychologists provide direct and indirect services to students including but not limited to evaluations to determine eligibility for special education services, assist in the development of behavior and academic intervention plans and consult with the Response to Instruction building based team. School psychologists will be part of the safety teams of each school building. School psychologists are viewed as an important resource for school staff and parents. School psychologists may conduct individual and group counseling sessions on an as needed basis. This position is a 10-month role.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
Education and Experience
Master's degree (M.S or M.A) plus 30 hours, Ed.S., E.D.D.,or Ph.D. in school psychology or training that allows licensing as a school psychologist in the state of Indiana.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
Valid Indiana License in School Psychology.
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 essential functions.
Specific qualifications include:
Outstanding interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills, including the ability to communicate well with stakeholders at all levels, and collaborate, attain and grow effective partnerships to meet common goals;
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
The School Psychologist directly manages multiple communication systems, programs, supports, and resources for parents to better establish relationships with schools, staff, and partner organizations. This position has no direct reports.
Personal Work Relationships:
The individual in this position works with a wide range of IPS staff, partners, administrators and service providers on routine and diverse problems encountered to fulfill its special education duties. The individual must possess and employ a variety of personal and interpersonal skills in the discharge of the position’s responsibilities. This position requires a positive attitude when dealing with staff and IPS constituents. Good judgment, discretion and individual initiative are necessary for the effective discharge of the position’s significant responsibilities.
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 regularly required to talk, hear and use hands to complete tasks requiring fine motor skills including writing and typing. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described in this document are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate