Kansas City Kansas Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
School Psychologist - All Levels (Special Education)
Location: Central Office and Training Center
Job Goal: The job of School Psychologist is done for the purpose/s of measuring and interpreting the intellectual, adaptive, academic, social and emotional development of children; interpreting results of psychological studies; interpreting and applying state and federal policies/regulations; and developing strategies and interventions to address the needs of students.
Essential Functions: - Administers standardized and/or informal assessments for the purpose of measuring the intellectual, adaptive, academic, social and emotional development of children and/or determining eligibility for services in compliance with state and federal requirements.
- Assesses students' functional capabilities and home and/or classroom environment for the purpose of determining student's functional level and developing recommendations and/or placement.
- Communicates with students, parents, teachers, other personnel, and outside agencies for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts, providing requested information and developing plans for services.
- Compiles information from a variety of sources (e.g. school personnel, parents and guardians, medical personnel, social service and mental health agencies, etc.) for the purpose of producing a comprehensive evaluation report in compliance with established guidelines.
- Coordinates with community agencies including medical, social service and mental health services for the purpose of determining appropriate interventions to meet the needs of specific students.
- Counsels students, parents and/or guardians regarding students' progress in relation to established objectives for the purpose of providing feedback to gain support in enhancing student success with school and home environment.
- Develops behavior plans and curriculum modifications for the purpose of meeting the educational needs of students.
- Facilitates meetings and processes for the purpose of ensuring that state and federal guidelines are followed.
- Intervenes in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students for the purpose of assisting students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.
- Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
- Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. student evaluations; various correspondence, memos, behavior plans, Medicaid billings, IEP plan recommendations, progress notes, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
- Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' goals.
- Supervises interns, practicum students and others for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth and achieving overall objectives of school's curriculum.
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the organization.
Qualifications: Meets the employment qualifications set forth by the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education and the Kansas State Department of Education.
Maintain a professional attitude with families and staff
Valid Kansas Master's level certification
Excellent interpersonal skills and professional judgment
Demonstrated collaborative and consultative skills
Communication / Organization: Maintains communication with school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.
Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.
Performs other related work as required
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Language Skills: Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, general curriculum and learning theories, correspondence, and protocols. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, parents, students, and the general public.
Terms of Employment: 186 days
Salary: Based on KCKPS Salary Schedule
FLSA Status: EXEMPT
Reports To: Director of Special Education
Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy
Primary Location: Central Office and Training Center
Salary Range: Per Year
Shift Type: Full-Time
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