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Duties

School Psychologist to conduct case study evaluations, RTI data analysis, and psychological testing.

  • Work with District Leadership to identifying and analyzing existing literature on problem solving and RTI in order to determine relevant and effective approaches for the local district (or state).
  • Working with administration to identify important stakeholders and key leaders to facilitate system change (obtain "buy-in").
  • Overseeing district level implementation and ongoing evaluation.
  • Engaging in ongoing communication and consultation with administration, teachers, and parents.
  • Identifying systemic patterns of student need and working with district personnel to identify appropriate, evidence-based intervention strategies.
  • Engaging in ongoing consultation regarding implementation issues as well as individual student needs.
  • Collaborating in the development of team procedures (e.g., developing procedures for referral, monitoring and evaluation at each tier; developing specific procedures for measuring response to intervention; developing observation and interview protocols, etc.).
  • Identifying team training needs and providing, or helping the team obtain, relevant training (including training in applying progress monitoring procedures to decision-making).
  • Serving as liaisons to parents by helping them understand model and how it impacts their child, thus, helping to ensure that parent input is integrated into each tier of intervention and subsequent evaluation.
  • Serving as liaisons to community providers and agencies who may not be familiar with the models by conducting in-service training about the models to community providers, thus, ensuring appropriate involvement and communication with community providers (with parent consent).
  • Providing oversight of progress monitoring and integration of all data in team decision making.
  • Consulting with teachers, administration and parents regarding early intervention activities in the classroom and at home. Because RTI approaches emphasize early intervention (Tier 1), school psychologists may spend more time and effort at this stage than they did under traditional  models.
  • Demonstrating (and training) progress monitoring strategies as part of the individual student intervention plan, and assisting staff in interpreting data as part of the ongoing decision making process.
  • Observing students in the instructional environment in order to help identify appropriate intervention strategies, to identify barriers to intervention, and to collect response to intervention data.
  • Evaluating the student's cognitive functioning. a particular state and district, information regarding cognitive ability
  • Determining the most useful procedures to address referral concerns and the needs of the individual student
  • Evaluating the student's relevant academic, behavioral, and mental health functioning. As part of a comprehensive evaluation.
  • Working with team members and service providers to set realistic goals, design appropriate instructional strategies and progress monitoring procedures, and periodically evaluate student  progress for those receiving special education services, using RTI and other data.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by Law, District policy and administrative regulations
  • Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and Board Policy
  • Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
  • Attend and participate in meetings involving the faculty and other participant that are of reasonable length and address relevant educational topics as a legitimate function and obligation of professional educators
  • Cooperate in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials
  • Develop, Implement and monitor student IEP needs in compliance with state and federal law and district procedures.

Qualifications

Illinois licensure with School Psychologist endorsement(s) required.

How to Apply

Apply online. 
Applicants will be reviewed by District 300's Educational Services.

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page

https://www.applitrack.com/d300/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Student+Support+Services

Job Posting Date

9/11/2019

Start Date

N/A