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Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - KIPP

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: KIPP Texas Public Schools

City and State: Houston, Texas

Date position is available: 02/03/2020

Position Description: The LSSP will provide diagnostic information on student learning. He/she/they will work cooperatively with instructional faculty and parents to provide an appropriate education program for students in grades K-12 with disabilities throughout the region. This position furthers the mission of KIPP Texas as it helps ensure that all students have the tools and the supportive environment they need to learn. Key Responsibilities The LSSP will:• Conduct evaluations and other professional activities consistent with the requirements of laws, rules and regulations, and local district policies and procedure so Ensure evaluation practices are provided in an ethical and professional manner• Utilize various assessment instruments and techniques to assist in identifying students eligible for special education services and in determining appropriate intervention strategies and technique  so Select, administer, and interpret appropriate formal and informal assessments and evaluation so Collaborate with KIPP’s Special Education Teachers , Social Workers, agencies, and other mental health service providers, when needed • Apply knowledge of ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity and the significance of student diversity for evaluation, planning, and instruction• Attend Admissions, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee meetings and interpret evaluation results• Provide counseling as a related service for eligible students receiving Special Education services• Demonstrate knowledge of eligibility criteria and procedures for identifying students with disabilities and determining the presence of an educational need for special education• Provide schools support with Response to Intervention processes and recommend interventions• Provide informative workshops for educators, school leaders and faculty memberso Work with members of the Special Education Team to provide at least one workshop per year at each KIPP Texas Campus; Address issues such as in-classroom interventions for academics or behavior Provide educators and parents with resources related to Special Education Assist school personnel in the identification and understanding of students with disabilities Skills and Qualifications Education and Knowledge:• Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution• A minimum of 2 years of successful teaching experience and employment experience, preferred• Certification as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) • Knowledge of federal and state Special Education law• Knowledge of best practices for Special Education Skills:• Experience collaborating with team members and providing constructive and instructive feedback• Excellent interpersonal skills• Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative• Ability to work both on broad-based strategy and everyday details• Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making• Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities• Ability to synthesize knowledge and present it to stakeholders in a comprehensive manner• Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment• Independent, self-starter with a strong focus on student development • Dependable, organized, efficient, and creative• Proven written and verbal communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of special needs students and their parents• Strong organizational and planning skills• Possession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all children• Committed to the mission of KIPP• Responsiveness; Follow-up and follow-through with students, families, and faculty members is essential • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)• Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines• Bilingualism (English-Spanish), preferred Additional Requirements:• Reliable transportation is needed for travel between campuses

Number of contract days: 10 months

Salary Range: Competitive salary: Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.

Employer contact info: Apply here: https://kippcareers.secure.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0X0W000009Kjpg

Coordinator:
Terez Turner
Lead Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
10711 KIPP Way Street
Houston, Texas 77099
[email protected]
832-971-0844

 
Coordinator of Special Programs - Evaluation

Position Title: Coordinator of Special Programs - Evaluation

Employer Name: Pearland ISD

City and State: Pearland, TX

Date position is available: 02/11/2020

Position Description: Supervise district Diagnosticians/LSSPs and coordinate all district assessment processes for special education services.Coordinate district special education programs to ensure special education services and provide individualized programs for students with disabilities.Coordinate other non-special education programs and services assigned to the department.

Number of contract days: 230

Salary Range: $78,139 -$109,021

Employer contact info: Dr. Lisa Nixon, Executive Director of Special Programs

Coordinator:
Lisa Nixon
Executive Director of Special Programs
1928 N. Main St.
Pearland, Texas 77581
[email protected]
281-485-3203
281-412-1242

 
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) - Mission CISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Employer Name: Mission CISD

City and State: Mission

Date position is available: 01/13/2020

Position Description: PRIMARY PURPOSE:Provide services to students, parents and school personnel in consultation, assessment, interventions, prevention and educational strategies for those students referred to special education.  QUALIFICATIONS:Education/Certification:Master’s degree in psychology from accredited college or university Valid Texas license as a licensed specialist in school psychology (LSSP) or Trainee Status Letter issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Special Knowledge/Skills:Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intelligence, emotional and behavioral functioning for educational purposes Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions Knowledge of psycho-social development Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills Experience:Completion of the 1200 supervised hours in a school setting preferred Completion of the trainee year in a school setting preferred but not required Teaching experience preferred

Number of contract days: 197

Salary Range: $62,033 - $87,446

Employer contact info: Marissa Saenz

Coordinator:
Marissa Saenz
Human Resources Director for Staffing
1201 Bryce Drive
Mission, Texas 78572
[email protected]
956-323-5641
956-323-8169

 
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) - KIPP Texas Public Schools

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Employer Name: KIPP Texas Public Schools

City and State: Austin, Texas

Date position is available: 12/02/2019

Position Description: The OpportunityThe LSSP will provide diagnostic information on student learning. He/she will work cooperatively with instructional faculty and parents to provide an appropriate education program for students in grades K-12 with disabilities throughout the region. This position furthers the mission of KIPP Austin as it helps ensure that all students have the tools and the supportive environment they need to learn. Key ResponsibilitiesThe LSSP will:Conduct evaluations and other professional activities consistent with the requirements of laws, rules and regulations, and local district policies and procedures. Ensure evaluation practices are provided in an ethical and professional manner. Utilize various assessment instruments and techniques to assist in identifying students eligible for special education services and in determining appropriate intervention strategies and techniques. Select, administer, and interpret appropriate formal and informal assessments and evaluations. Collaborate with KIPP’s Special Education Teachers , Social Workers, agencies, and other mental health service providers, when needed . Apply knowledge of ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity and the significance of student diversity for evaluation, planning, and instruction. Attend Admissions, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee meetings and interpret evaluation results. Provide counseling as a related service for eligible students receiving Special Education services. Demonstrate knowledge of eligibility criteria and procedures for identifying students with disabilities and determining the presence of an educational need for special education. Provide schools support with Response to Intervention processes and recommend interventions. Provide informative workshops for educators, school leaders and faculty members. Work with members of the Special Education Team to provide at least one workshop per year at each KIPP Austin Campus; Address issues such as in-classroom interventions for academics or behavior. Provide educators and parents with resources related to Special Education. Assist school personnel in the identification and understanding of students with disabilities Skills and Qualifications Education and Knowledge:Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution. A minimum of 2 years of successful teaching experience and employment experience, preferred. Certification as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) . Knowledge of federal and state Special Education law. Knowledge of best practices for Special Education ABOUT KIPP KIPP is a non-profit network of 200 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. We believe that all students will learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our mission is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities. Great education transforms lives.Apply Here: https://kippcareers.secure.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0X0W000009KTbC

Number of contract days: TBD

Salary Range: Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.

Employer contact info: Laurel Garcia

Coordinator:
Laurel  Garcia
IEP Manager
509 FM 969
Austin, Texas 78724
[email protected]

 
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) - Plano ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Employer Name: Plano ISD

City and State: Plano, TX

Date position is available: 07/01/2019

Position Description: Primary Purpose: *Responsible for the evaluation of students with emotional, social, and/or behavioral concerns, including assisting in the evaluations for suspected Autism for the special education department.Qualifications: *Education/Certification: Master's Degree Licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a Licensed Specialist in School PsychologySpecial Knowledge/Skills:*Excellent oral and written communication skill*Knowledge of best practices for evaluation and consultation and research based intervention strategies/modelsExperience:*Prior clinical or educational experience (preferred)Major Responsibilities and Duties:*Assume responsibility for the organization and operation of work within the area of supporting students and staff working with special education students following federal program guidelines as directed by the district and as specified in 34 Code of Federal Regulations §300.208 (a)(1)*Facilitate case management of evaluations through involvement with campus intervention and/or evaluation team meetings, consultation with parents and teachers, observations, and behavior management plans*Evaluate the intellectual, emotional, behavioral, and/or adaptive behavior functioning of referred students*Determine and utilize appropriate tests for evaluations, score and interpret test data, write psychological evaluation reports, and behavior management plans*Participate as member of local Admission, Review, and Dismissal committee as needed and when appropriate*Be available for consultations regarding program/service effectiveness*Make recommendations for Special Education eligibility of students for special education programs on the basis of serious emotional disturbance and /or other disabilities Take initiative to develop professional skills appropriate to job assignments*Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, moral, and responsible Consult with school staff and parents regarding children with social, emotional, and/or behavioral problems as well as cognitive impairments*Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information as well as evaluation results*Consult with parents, teachers, principals, special education staff, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, social, and behavioral functioning of referred students when necessary Follow all rules, regulations, and policies of Plano ISD and follow directives from supervisor(s) *Follow attendance policy as assigned by supervisor Perform other functions that may be assigned by the Administration and/or supervisor

Number of contract days: 189

Salary Range: minimum starting salary: $56,002.59

Employer contact info: https://www.pisd.edu/Page/5527

Coordinator:
Tyler Aitken
Special Education Coordinator - LSSPs
2700 W. 15th St
Plano, Texas 75074
[email protected]
972-905-8883

 
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