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School Psychologist

Company: Bethlehem Area School District
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

The Bethlehem Area School District is the sixth largest school district in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students from diverse cultures and/or backgrounds. Website: Bethlehem Area School District JOB SUMMARY: Under direction of the Director of Special Education, the School Psychologist will utilize specialized knowledge of assessment, learning, and interpersonal relationships to assist school personnel to identify, enrich the experience and growth of all children. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. To evaluate using a variety of assessments, and to interpret the intellectual, social, emotional, behavioral, and academic development of school age children 2. Chair, conduct, and participate in Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Meeting as defined below:

  • Special Education and Gifted evaluations
  • Invite the appropriate staff to attend the MDT meeting; may include: school psychologist, parent, principal, guidance counselor, regular ed/special ed teacher, and any other personnel that have provided input to the evaluation process.
  • Present and discuss the evaluation procedures, interpretation of results, compiled information, and utilizing multiple criteria, to assist the team in determining eligibility for special education services
    • Does the student meet the definition of an educational disability?
    • Is the student in need of specially designed instruction modifications to the curriculum to learn?
    • To provide recommendations for specially designed instruction, accommodations, and/or effective classroom management/behavioral techniques 3. To prepare, finalize, and submit reports for distribution within district, state, and federal timelines and procedures. 4. To prepare, finalize, and submit psychological logs for ACCESS billing per office procedures 5. To facilitate the learning and adjustment of children through consultation, coordination, counseling, and crisis management team. 6. Participate and collaborate within building/district child find procedures, which may include MTSS process, SAP process, etc. in brainstorming and the implementation of strategies, recommend community resources to address student s needs. 7. Participate in the development and consultation of in-service programs for district personnel and 8. To coordinate and implement short-term special assignments as designed by Administrative 9. To respond positively to supervision and suggestions for improvement 10. To complete all required paperwork on the designated district system; ie: special education, student information systems MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Communicates clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing, with the administrative staff, professional and support staff, students, parents, and community. 2. Performs other duties as assigned by Administration. QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Possess a Bachelor s Degree from accredited college or university with an emphasis in the appropriate field. Appropriate Pennsylvania teaching credential.
      • Possess a Master s Degree in School Psychology
      • No minimum experience required PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
        • Ability to sit for long periods of time throughout the workday
        • Ability to stand and walk
        • Ability to reach above and below the waist
        • Ability to use fingers to pick, feel and grasp objects
        • Ability to use both hands for repetitive motion
        • Ability to push, pull and move
        • Bending and twisting of the body required
        • Ability to lift and/or carry up to 25 waist height SENSORY ABILITIES:
          • Visual acuity ability to see and read a computer screen and printed matter without vision aids
          • Auditory acuity ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone WORK ENVIRONMENT:
            • Typical office environment
            • Subject to inside environmental conditions TEMPERAMENT:
              • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills
              • Must be cooperative, congenial, and service-oriented
              • Must be able to work in indoor and outdoor environments with frequent interruptions
              • Must be able to work under levels of stress at times COGNITIVE ABILITY:
                • Ability to follow written and verbal directions
                • Ability to read and write
                • Ability to communicate effectively
                • Ability to organize tasks
                • Ability to handle multiple tasks
                • Ability to exercise good judgment SPECIFIC SKILLS:
                  • Must possess computer skills
                  • Must possess general office skills
                  • Ability to operate office equipment
                  • Must appropriately handle confidential information (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability or disabilities to perform the primary duties and responsibilities of the job.)

Keywords: Bethlehem Area School District, Bethlehem , School Psychologist, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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