LSSP, LSSP Intern, or Diagnostician

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, LSSP Intern, or Diagnostician

Employer Name: Dripping Springs ISD

City and State: Dripping Springs, Texas

Date position is available: 08/02/2021

Position Description: PRIMARY PURPOSE:Evaluate, interpret results, and make disability determination decisions for students withdisabilities or suspected disabilities as part of the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD)committee. Provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructionalpersonnel to provide the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities. Consultwith administrators and staff regarding psychological and behavioral issues prevalent in aschool-based setting. Responsible for compliance with applicable district, state, and federalregulations relative to evaluation and determination of disability for special educationsupports and services.QUALIFICATIONS:Education/Certification:Master’s Degree from an accredited institutionLicensed Specialist in School Psychology licensure from the Texas State Board ofExaminers of PsychologistsSpecial Knowledge/Skills:Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, including evaluation of emotional functioning,education of students with disabilities, human development, and learning theoriesProficient in school-based counseling servicesExcellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skillsExperience:Completion of internship required – trainee or higher statusMAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:Assessment1. Receive student referrals and implement the appraisal process.2. Select and administer formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibilityfor special education services according to federal and state regulations.3. Collect and organize relevant assessment data from student’s cumulative folder,classroom teachers, principal, support staff, parents, and other resource personnel.4. Conduct classroom observations and personal interviews.5. Produce Full Individual Evaluation reports reflecting the review and interpretation ofassessment data and special education eligibility status.6. Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist withinterpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and development of IndividualEducation Plans (IEPs) for students, according to district procedures.7. Conduct psychological evaluations.Direct Services1. Provide special education counseling.Consultation1. Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel withidentification.2. Assist classroom teachers with implementation of IEPs.3. Consult with parents concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation ofassessment data.4. Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhancetheir work with students.Program Management1. Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students andparents.2. Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.3. Manage inventory of assessment materials and equipment.4. Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the assessment program and makechanges based on findings.5. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, accordingto mandated timelines.6. Complete or supervise the completion of all documentation related to the Admission,Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee meetings.7. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Educationrules, and local board policy in the areas of assessment, placement, and planning forspecial education services.8. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.Communication1. Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.2. Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.Other1. Participate in professional and staff development activities to improve job-related skills.2. Maintain confidentiality regarding student and coworker information and as required byFERPA.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:May supervise Licensed Specialist in School Psychology interns.EQUIPMENT USED:Basic office equipment, including computers, copy machines, printers, telephones,scanners, and software for word processing and databases.WORKING CONDITIONS:Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:Maintain emotional control under stress. Occasional travel district-wide to multiple worklocations, as assigned.

Number of contract days: 187 (intern) 192 (LSSP/Diagnostician)

Salary Range: Pay Scale 4 (LSSP/Diagnostician) Pay Scale 2 (Intern)

Employer contact info: Nancy Henry, Administrative Assistance

Gracee Condor
LSSP, School Psychoeducational Services Coordinator
PO Box 479
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
[email protected]