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Duties

 

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the screening/referral process and participates in procedures as appropriate
  • Demonstrates knowledge of formal and informal assessment procedures and instruments
  • Selects assessment instruments appropriate but not necessarily limited to referral question(s)
  • Conducts assessments in a manner which insures validity and reliability
  • Interprets assessment information accurately and presents findings/recommendations in a manner that can be understood by parents and staff and which are appropriate to student needs
  • Recommends appropriate special education diagnosis and services based upon knowledge of special education and assessment information
  • Conducts follow-up assessments as needed
  • Coordinates and participates in benchmarking and progress monitoring
  • Participates in the administration of state assessments

 Provision of Direct Services

  • Demonstrates an understanding of individual and group counseling and psychotherapeutic techniques based on sound psychological and personality theories
  • Conducts classroom observations of students to analyze behavior and learning dynamics
  • Conducts short and long term individual and group counseling sessions
  • Employs a variety of individual and./or group counseling techniques to address identified goals as needed
  • Develops short and long term goals for students assigned for counseling
  • On an ongoing basis, evaluates student progress in counseling and updates goals accordingly
  • Provides consultation to teachers and parents on strategies to effect positive changes in the student and his environment
  • Participates in the development and implementation of mental health preventative strategies
  • Analyzes student data to evaluate student progress and to inform instruction
  • Implements strategies to maintain students in the least restrictive environment
  • Demonstrates knowledge of community resources available to parents, students and staff
  • Provides linkage assistance to parents, students interested in accessing community resources

 Communication Skills

  • Communicates in an effective, constructive and positive manner with students and parents
  • Collaborates and interacts positively with all school personnel
  • Communicates in an effective, constructive and positive manner with administrators/supervisors
  • Promotes positive public relations with the school and community

 Management Tasks

  • Manages and coordinates required paperwork
  • Completes, monitors and/or forwards pupil data as required
  • Trains, supervises and evaluates paraprofessionals and interns (when appropriate)

 Professionalism

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the school psychologist’s role with respect to ECHO assignment
  • Adheres to appropriate ethical standards and legal conduct specific to school psychology and education
  • Follows policies and procedures of the cooperative
  • Demonstrates knowledge of special education legislation and acts in accordance with these mandates
  • Demonstrates knowledge in the field of school psychology including current issues and trends
  • Demonstrates professionalism
  • Demonstrates continual assessment of individual program effectiveness and responds professionally to feedback
  • Participates in professional growth activities

 Performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

Master’s Degree

Current Illinois  Certification as a School Psychologist

Salary/Benefits

Per CBA

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page

www.echoja.org

Job Posting Date

1/1/2024

Start Date

N/A