LSSP - Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Employer Name: Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

City and State: Grapevine, Texas

Date position is available: 06/01/2021

Position Description: Primary Purpose:Perform professional psychological work in assessment, behavior management, and counseling for students with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Assess the psychological and psychoeducational needs of students referred to special education services.Qualifications:Education/Certification:Master’s degree in psychology from accredited college or universityValid Texas license as a licensed specialist in school psychology granted by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists*Special Knowledge/Skills:Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning for educational purposesKnowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventionsKnowledge of psychosocial developmentStrong consultation skills for conferencing with teachers, parents, and studentsExcellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skillsExperience:Two years experience providing psychology services in an educational settingMajor Responsibilities and Duties:AssessmentSelect and administer assessments and observations to evaluate the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of referred students and to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and state regulations.Score and interpret test data.Develop Full Individual Evaluation reports, Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans, within state timelinesConduct or participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with appropriate placement and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures.May serve as a case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students on assigned campuses.Services/ConsultationConduct group, individual, and family counseling sessions and facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed problems.Serve as consultant on mental health topics for instructors in the school health program.Consult with school staff regarding implementation of behavior intervention plans and in managing behaviorally disruptive students.Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel with the identification and understanding of students with emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances.Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results.Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed.Program ManagementDevelop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of psychological services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings.Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories.Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of psychological services, assessment, placement, and planning for special education services.Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.CommunicationMaintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.Supervisory Responsibilities:May provide clinical supervision to intern or trainee.** Working Conditions:Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom or adaptive equipment. May be required to lift and position students with physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint, and assist non-ambulatory students. Exposure to biological hazards. Subject to reassignment based on district-wide student needs.

Number of contract days: 195 Days

Salary Range: Admin 103: $59,820 Min

Employer contact info: [email protected]

David Denning
Director of Human Resources
3051 Ira E. Woods
Grapevine, Texas 76051
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