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School Psychologist

The North Ohio Educational Service Center is seeking qualified applicants to fill a vacancy for a School Psychologistfor the 2021 – 2022 school...

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Tiffin, Ohio

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4/16/2021

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Job Description

The North Ohio Educational Service Center is seeking qualified applicants to fill a vacancy for a School Psychologistfor the 2021 – 2022 school year. 

Description:  The school psychologist promotes sound educational practices for all students by serving their mental health and academic needs.  The major role of the school psychologist is the intensive study of students suspected or identified as having educational disabilities and facilitating the delivery of services to these students, their parents, and the educational staff.
                                                                       
Note:   The below lists are not ranked in order of importance
  
Essential Functions:
 
•As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, coordinates and contributes to the multi-factored evaluation, utilizing diagnostic instruments and techniques appropriate for the area of disability or suspected disability
•Coordinates and contributes to the written report of the evaluation team
•Participates as a member of the multi-factored evaluation team by interpreting the technical aspects of the evaluation data and by facilitating the determination of eligibility for special education services.  (Students range in age from pre-school through 21 years)
•Contributes, recommends and facilitates consideration of results of the multi-factored evaluation in the development of the initial individualized educational program for each student evaluated
•Completes evaluations in a timely manner and in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act
•Facilitates in-services and educational and professional development  for related service/occupational therapy staff
•May work with a diverse student population
•May serve as a resource to administrators to assist with compliance and implementation of federal and state regulations pertaining to the provision of service to students suspected or identified as having educational handicaps•    As a part of the multi-disciplinary team, contributes to a multi-factored evaluation, utilizing
diagnostic instruments and techniques appropriate for the area of handicap or suspected handicap, as a part of the multi-disciplinary team

  • Formulates recommendations for qualifying pupils to provide them with an IEP designed to meet their needs in the least restrictive environment
  • May serve as a participant at building level assistance team meetings to develop interventions for students with educational difficulties
  • Provides consultation services to parents and educational personnel on matters relating to the educational and/or mental health needs of students
  • May serve as a consultant to the schools in the development of educational evaluation and accountability procedures, pupil and personnel policies, and curriculum
  • May counsel students with disabilities
  • May work with school personnel to develop strategies for classroom management, instructional methodology and crisis intervention
  •  Maintains liaisons with professional and other agencies who provide services to students
  • May conduct in-services or presentations for professional staff, students, parents, and community groups
  • May be involved in play based assessment
  • Completes any and all other duties as assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee

 
Equipment Operated:

  • Telephone
  • Motorized Vehicle
  • Computer
  • Copier
  • Fax Machine
  • Audio Visual Equipment

 
Additional Working Conditions:
Note: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; to reach with hands or arms, to stoop, kneel, crouch or lift moderate weight.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception
• Potential for exposure to blood, fluids, and tissue

  •  May be required to operate and/or ride in a vehicle in inclement weather
  •  May be required to work extended hours
  •  Potential for interaction with aggressive, disruptive and/or unruly individuals
  •  May require working under time constraints to meet deadlines
  •  May require prolonged use of a computer keyboard and monitor

 
Terms of Employment:

  •  Two Hundred five (205) days

 
Performance Evaluation:

  •   As per North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Administrative Guidelines

To Apply:  North Central Ohio ESC – Frontline Recruitment (applitrack.com)

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree + 30 additional hours
  • Valid Ohio Professional Pupil Service License
  • Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License
  • Documentation of a clear criminal record
  • Meets all mandated public health requirements (e.g. negative tuberculosis test, etc.)
  • The employee shall remain free of alcohol or nonprescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the Center

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•  Knowledge of assessment, interpretation and interventions; counseling; consultation; research and evaluation; Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities; Board policies and procedures; state policies and procedures; public relations; innovative programs and practices

  • Ability to interpret multi-factored evaluation results and contribute to the written evaluation team report; facilitate children’s learning in the school setting; apply psychological research theory and technology to the solution of school-related problems; assist teachers, parents, administrator, and other school personnel; lift and carry up to 20 pounds

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