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School Psychologist

Federal Way, WA
On behalf of our client, Federal Way Public Schools, we are hiring for the 2021-2022  School Year
Location: Federal Way, WA 

Opportunities: School  Psychologist
Elementary K-15

POSITION SUMMARY:  School Psychologists provide case consultation on psycho educational issues for all children.  They function as facilitators for special education evaluations of students who, for various reasons, are not succeeding in the school environment and have a suspected disability.  As part of evaluation team psychologists assess students in areas for which they are exclusively trained: cognitive, adjustment, and adaptive.  They lead the assessment team in drawing conclusions and providing recommendations based on all data engendered from the team evaluation.
This position requires working with children of various ages and a variety of disabilities (preschool to 12th grade).  Position requires being an itinerant and traveling to different school sites within the district.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Psychological evaluation, in which Psychologists employ those instruments for which they are exclusively trained. 
  • Primary facilitator of special education evaluations and reevaluations.
  • Facilitation of decisions around program needs for special services students transferring into the district.
  • Consultation with district staff, patrons and other professionals around psycho-educational issues impacting all students.
  • Consultation regarding placement decisions for special needs students.
  • Compilation of supporting evaluation paperwork, as related to evaluation data by the School Psychologist. 
  • Facilitation of transportation arrangements as appropriate for students transferring into the district with previous special education concerns.
  • Share District Representative role with other professionals.
OTHER RESPONSIBLITIES:
As time allows school psychologists may choose to pursue various interests beyond their primary responsibilities.  Examples include but are not limited to developing a reading program, leading seminars on child development, teaching a psychology class, running psycho-educational groups, providing psycho-educational counseling or consultation or developing a discipline program for a building.    
The preceding list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience
Initial or Continuing Certification in School Psychology.
Training and experience in the administration of cognitive, academic, adjustment, and adaptive evaluation instruments.
Training and experience in the interpretation of cognitive, academic, adjustment, and adaptive evaluation results.
Successful experience leading building based problem solving and evaluation teams.
 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis
  
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Criminal background clearance
Maintain a current ESA Certified Washington State Teacher’s Certificate
 
KNOWLEDGE OF:
School board policies and procedures

Disclaimer
The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary
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