|Employer Name: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
|Location: Milton, Pennsylvania
||Date Posted: 7/19/2019
|Wage: 42,997 - 58,890
|Job Code: 4446
|Number Of Openings: 1
JOB LOCATION: Itinerant position working between various CSIU classrooms and the Lewisburg Area School District.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: The school psychologist reports to the Special Education Program Supervisor and/or Director of Special Education and Early Childhood Services.
JOB DEFINITION: The school psychologist is responsible for the evaluation of students referred by local education agencies as thought-to-be exceptional students and to participate in the reevaluation process as required by state and federal special education laws. S/he will provide consultation for Early Intervention, Equitable Participation and public school and IU16 personnel, parents/guardians/surrogates, and agencies. The school psychologist participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team. The school psychologist promotes the understanding of developmental expectations of students to increase learning and achievement, appropriate behavior and social functioning. She / he also provides consultation and direct services to at-risk and/or identified students requiring prevention and/or crisis intervention services. Relative to the position, the psychologist participates in various teams and activities as needed and/or requested.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collect and interpret student-relevant data
Interview parents and staff as appropriate.
Observe children in relevant settings.
Conduct comprehensive psychological evaluations using formal, informal, and observation methods of data collection and assessment
Analyze and interpret all data collected; organize and generate comprehensive written report
Present and interpret evaluation reports and recommendations to parents and staff.
Assist staff and parents in the development and maintenance of educational / behavioral programs for children
Work in collaboration with other educators and providers to deal with crisis situations and/or to address specific problems or issues such as bullying, school climate, drug use and abuse, behavior support, etc.
Participate as a member of the MDE and IEP teams to determine programs for eligible young children, as needed.
Function as a member of the IEP team to develop and/or revise the IEP, develop and/or revise a Positive Behavior Support Plan, to do a Manifestation Determination review, to assist with discipline reviews, etc.
Provide consultative services to district and/or IU16 personnel, families, and agencies
Consults with teachers, other school staff, and parents about ways to facilitate learning and adjustment for individual or groups of students
Work with the school personnel to accomplish identified program goals and objectives
Comply with Federal, State and Local regulations, guidelines and policies
Comply with the National Association of School Psychologists Principles for Professional Ethics.
Accurately completes all required paperwork (ACCESS billing, reports, etc.) within the designated timelines.
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITEITES: Performs other services or duties as may be assigned by the program supervisor.
EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
A masterís degree and a valid Pennsylvania School Psychologist PK-12 certification.
Minimum of two years experience working with preschool and/or school age children; and, previous experiences with public speaking and presentation preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Experience in assessment of children.
Thorough knowledge regarding current and relevant assessment instruments and procedures, including of National Association of School Psychologist guidelines for best practices.
Advanced skill in administering, scoring, and interpreting test results.
Advanced writing skills, particularly in report writing.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a responsible and professional manner.
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:
Current, approved Act 34 (PA State Police), Act 151 (PA Child Abuse Registry) and Act 114-FBI Fingerprint clearances are required and must be renewed at appropriate, specific intervals pursuant to Act 153 of 2014 (revised Act 15 of 2015).
Current, approved Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training certificate showing completion of a minimum of three (3) hours training every five (5) years.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Attend trainings to keep abreast of current trends, best practices regarding instruction and research to ensure quality special education programs and related services.
Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings, participate in local and state training that is pertinent to their job assignment and participate in Bureau of Special Education Initiatives, Bureau of Early Intervention Services, and CSIU sponsored activities.
Accumulate Act 48 hours within the necessary timelines.
Maintain certification in Safety Care.
Strength and ability to lift, move, or transport testing materials/computer/other equipment up to approximately 50 pounds.
TIME AND SITE REQUIREMENTS:
This is a full time exempt position following a 188 day, 7.5 hours per day work schedule which, at times could include some evening work; five days/week.
Overnight travel to attend and provide seminars and workshops.
Attendance at work is a requirement of this position; the immediate supervisor must approve any and all absences.
CSIU PROPERTY AND CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS:
All property, including intellectual property, materials, equipment or actual products and services developed or accrued as part of the job duties and responsibilities listed above, is the property of the CSIU. It may not be used for personal profit or gain and will be relinquished to the CSIU upon termination of employment from the CSIU.
The person employed in this position shall maintain confidentiality with regard to the personal and private information about clients and coworkers, programs and services and any other proprietary information accrued as a result of CSIU employment or as required by state or federal laws and regulations.
The person employed in this position must adhere to all requirements identified in the code of professionalism entitled "Ambassadors Are Professionals, Too".
The position holder must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. It is the responsibility of the employee to inform their supervisor and the Director of Human Resources of the need for any accommodations that may be required.
Start Date: 08/22/2019
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required: Masters
Overnight Travel: None
Vacation Time: No Paid Vacation
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement
Web Site: http://www.csiu.org/jobs
|Contact Name: Jan Boyer
|Company: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
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