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School Psychologist

Tiffin City Schools has an opening for a School Psychologist to conduct individual or intervention-based evaluations to assist school staff and parents; effectively...

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Tiffin, Ohio

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4/1/2021

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Job Description

Tiffin City Schools has an opening for a School Psychologist to conduct individual or intervention-based evaluations to assist school staff and parents; effectively meet the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of children/ consult with educational staff to develop individualized learning or behavioral plans for students. 

Essential Functions: Note – the below lists are not ranked in order of importance

  • Must be available to staff and parents for consultation
  • Counsel individually and in groups with children and handicapped students and/or their parents
  • Provide screening programs for children
  • Provide referral to and consultation with outside service agencies
  • Conduct individual psycho-educational evaluations of children referred to the Pupil Services Department; interpret findings, when appropriate, to parents, teachers and other school personnel, child and qualified community agencies through conferences and written reports
  • Participate in the identification and placement of handicapped children
  • Recommend appropriate classroom management strategies for behavior management
  • Responsible for implementing new practices or methods in the area of school psychology
  • Attend meetings and in-services as required by Superintendent/Board
  • Maintain respect at all times for confidential information
  • Provide the results of psycho-educational evaluation for consideration in the development of IEPs for each handicapped student
  • Provide intensive psycho-educational evaluation of individual children identified as, or thought to be, handicapped
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required
  • Provide guidance to students to promote their educational development
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Attend educational field trips as appropriate
  • Refer students suspected of learning difficulties to the intervention assistance team
  • Assist the administration in implementing all procedures and rules governing student life
  • Observe ethics of the teaching profession
  • Keep abreast of all rules and regulations regarding special education standards
  • Provide professional development opportunities, as needed
  • Provide 504s, District IATs, in-services, and crisis training

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote good public relations
  • Provide mental health activities for children within the scope of school-based practice
  • Serve as a role model for students
  • Respond to routine questions and requests in a timely, appropriate manner
  • Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships
  • Assist in the selection of textbooks, equipment, and other educational materials
  • Participate in committees, study teams, and co curricular activities as agreed upon
  • Facilitate and monitor ESL services

Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Elementary Instruction/Personnel and the Special Education Supervisor

Equipment Operated:

  • Computer
  • Fax machine
  • Copy machine
  • Printer
  • Telephone
  • Laminator
  • Paper cutter
  • Motor vehicle

 

Additional Working Conditions:

  • Occasional requirement to travel
  • Occasional weekend/evening/summer work
  • Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue
  • Frequent repetitive hand motion, e.g. computer keyboard, typing, calculator, writing
  • Frequent requirement to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, climb, and stoop
  • Requirement to lift and/or carry various supplies and/or equipment up to a maximum of 50 pounds
  • Occasional requirement to push and/or pull up to a maximum of 300 pounds, e.g., student in a wheelchair, etc.

This job description is subject to change and in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the incumbent. The incumbent will be required to follow the instructions and perform the duties required by the incumbent’s supervisor, appointing authority.

Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid vacation
  • Retirement plan 

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Job Requirements

Hiring Requirements:

  • Reference check
  • Driver’s license
  • Must have a clear FBI/BCII background check

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university
  • Valid Ohio certificate/license
  • Experience and training that evidences an advanced knowledge of special education programming
  • Training in Crisis Intervention
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Documentation of a clear BCII/FBI report
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Board of Education may find appropriate

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of IDEA and rules
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to operate various office equipment
  • School finance skills or experience
  • Knowledge of public school policies and practices
  • Experience teaching and/or coordinating academic programs

 

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