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School Psychologist

Summary Information:
Employer: Alexandria City Public Schools
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Psychologist
School / Org: TCW King Street Campus
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
FTE: .5
No. of Positions: 1
Posting Date: Saturday, 20 February 2021
Closing Date: Saturday, 20 March 2021

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Alexandria City Public Schools is seeking applicants for the following position:

School Psychologist

Job Description:

The Psychologist measures and interprets the intellectual, adaptive, academic, social and emotional development of children; interprets results of psychological studies; interprets and applies state and federal codes; and develops strategies and interventions to address the special education needs of eligible students. This job reports to the Lead Psychologist.


Education: Master's degree in job-related area.
Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license with an endorsement in School Psychology, or eligibility to obtain one.
Experience: Job-related experience within the specialized field is required.

Essential Functions:

Administers standardized and/or supplemental assessments to measure the intellectual, adaptive, academic, social and emotional development of children and/or determine eligibility for services in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Assesses students' functional capabilities and home and/or classroom environment to determine student's functional level and developing recommendations and/or placement.
Communicates with students and/or parents with teachers and/or other personnel to evaluate situations, solve problems and/or resolve conflicts.
Compiles information from a variety of sources (e.g. teachers, nurse, probation officer, mental health agencies, other professionals, etc.) to produce a comprehensive evaluation report in compliance with established guidelines.
Consults with teachers, parents, other personnel and/or outside professionals to provide requested information, develop plans for services and/or make recommendations.
Coordinates with community agencies including medical, judicial, social service and mental health services to determine appropriate treatments, etc. to meet the needs of specific students.
Counsels students, parents and guardians to enhance student success in school.
Develops behavior plans, curriculum modifications, etc. to implement treatment programs.
Facilitates meetings, processes, etc. to meet curriculum guidelines and/or ensure that state mandates are achieved.
Implements school wide program development and program evaluation (e.g. crisis intervention services, etc.) to ensure effective programs assist children who experience physical, mental, social or emotional difficulties.
Intervenes in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students and assists students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.
Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars as assigned to convey and/or gather information required to perform functions.
Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. extension requests, correspondence, memos, behavior plans, Medicaid billings, reports, required documentation, Psych Ed
Summary, Psych Report, etc.) to document activities, provide written reference, and/or convey information.
Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) to determine the appropriate approach for addressing students' functional goals.
Supervises interns, practicum students and others to monitor performance, provide for professional growth and achieve overall objectives of school's curriculum.
Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

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