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LSSP - Austin, TX

Position Title: LSSP

Employer Name: KIPP Austin Public Schools

City and State: Austin, Texas

Date position is available: 07/16/2018

Position Description: The LSSP will: • Conduct evaluations and other professional activities consistent with the requirements of laws, rules and regulations, and local district policies and procedures o 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 o Select, administer, and interpret appropriate formal and informal assessments and evaluations o 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 o 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 o Provide educators and parents with resources related to Special Education o Assist school personnel in the identification and understanding of students with disabilities

Number of contract days: 178

Salary Range: Please inquire

Employer contact info: Katie Hartmann

Coordinator:

Katie  Hartmann
Lead LSSP
8509 FM 969
Austin, Texas 78759
[email protected]
512-364-1142

 
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Hearne, TX

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: Robertson County Special Services (RCSS)

City and State: Hearne, TX

Date position is available: 08/02/2018

Position Description: Implement the special education appraisal process. Assess the educational, learning styles, and program needs of students referred to special education services according to federal and state regulations. Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning for educational purposes Work for Robertson County Special Services, a shared service arrangement for the following districts: Bremond, Calvert, Franklin, Hearne, and Mumford. Office is located in Hearne and Franklin ISD is the fiscal agent. Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned

Number of contract days: 10 months / 197 days

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Employer contact info: Leslee Falco/Rose Starkey

Coordinator:

Leslee Falco
Executive Director
704 Wheelock St
Hearne, Texas 77859
[email protected]
979-279-3507

 
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Employer Name: Pflugerville ISD

City and State: Pflugerville TX 78660

Date position is available: 08/08/2018

Position Description: Receives and review available developmental information from school-based and outside resources about student behavior(s) and selects an appropriate psychological intervention; consult with curriculum personnel, administrators, and teachers in order to help adapt curriculum and classroom practices to pupils with any special needs. § Administers, scores, and interprets psychological tests of intelligence, personality, neurological processing, achievement, and development; observe students in the classroom for diagnostic purposes; interview students, parents, school personnel and gathers other sources of information on individual students; interpret and synthesize information obtained from psychological interventions in order to prepare a written report; use information obtained from the psychological evaluation to develop written recommendations. § Makes appropriate referrals to facilitate education goals recommended for student(s); consult with students, staff, and parents to assist in developing individual instructional or management strategies for students. § Establishes and maintains effective open communication with students, parents, teachers, and administrators; participate in staff professional development activities. § Participates in campus problem solving team. § Facilitates ARD meetings, including scheduling, chairing meetings, completing all required paperwork, and disseminating appropriate copies. § Performs other duties as assigned.

Number of contract days: 192

Salary Range: $54,750-$65,135

Employer contact info: [email protected]

Coordinator:

Ashley L. Arnold
Evaluation Coordinator
1401 W Pecan
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
[email protected]
512.594.0174

 
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology: El Paso

Position Title: 

Employer Name: IDEA Public Schools

City and State: El Paso, Tx

Date position is available: 04/19/2018

Position Description: The IDEA Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) demonstrates knowledge and skills in assessment, eligibility for Special Education, academic and behavioral interventions, state and federal legal frameworks for Special Education, and ensure compliance. LSSPs will help the campus support students and parents by problem solve interventions with students who are struggling academically and behaviorally. In addition, the LSSPs will provide direct student behavioral supports and track student progress towards goals. Responsibilities: The LSSP will demonstrate knowledge of and aid in the development and monitoring of IEP for Special Education Services as per State and Federal Guidelines. Make sure IEP goals align to Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance and Full and Individual Evaluation results. Help the teacher develop TEKS based IEPs. Collaborate with general and special educators in the implementation of IEPs. Supports the special education teacher in collaborating with the general education teacher. The LSSP will participate and help facilitate ARD Meetings and ensure that all ESPED ARD paperwork is completed as per State and Federal Guidelines Meet 100% compliance in Annual ARDs. Guides the campus in manifestation determinations and completing ESPED manifestation paperwork. Guide the campus in reviewing conduct and behavior for all special education students. Ensuring all required ARD members are in attendance at ARD meetings. Helps train the Special Education Teachers in completing ARD meeting paperwork and in holding ARD meetings. The LSSP will plan and complete 100% of individual and group Special Education counseling services for all eligible students as well as intervene with all students in emotional or behavioral crisis on an emergency basis. Ensure all counseling services are tracked Complete counseling service notes per session Be trained in Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) Conduct crisis counseling when necessary Complete and track progress in Special Education Counseling The LSSP will support the campus 504/RTI coordinator in tracking and monitoring students in Response to Intervention and 504 for academic and behavioral concerns. Ensure that campuses are employing a problem solving model for students in TIERS II and TIERS III Guides the campus in how to track and document academic and behavioral interventions Aids the campus in completing Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans in Response to Intervention and 504 Provides guidance on academic and behavioral interventions in TIERS II and TIER III The IDEA LSSP will evaluate students with different disabilities and demonstrate knowledge of eligibility criteria for Special Education as per state and federal guidelines. Conducts multidisciplinary evaluations Full and Individual Evaluations for all Non-Speech only students who are referred for 1 or more eligibility categories ( out of 11 eligibility categories). Ensures psychological evaluations for Autism and Emotional Disturbance are conducted in accordance with National Association of School Psychology best practice recommendations. Adhere to the most up to date evaluation tools and standards as stipulated in the American Psychological Association Testing Standards Conducts Dyslexia evaluations Conducts evaluations as needed for student College Board accommodations Live values of IDEA. Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes Embodies IDEA’s core values Supervisory Responsibilities: Provide program support to Special Education Teachers Competencies: Demonstrate competence in the psychological evaluation, diagnoses, and in the formal report of evaluation results of school-aged children. Demonstrate competence in developing and implementing prevention techniques and interventions, including a variety of approaches to counseling students and families. Demonstrate competence in collaboration, consultation, relationship building with a wide variety of individuals and organizations. Demonstrate knowledge, competence, and sensitivity in understanding, interacting, collaborating, evaluating, counseling, consulting, advising, and implementing interventions and programs with colleagues, students, and families from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities; with minority populations; and with students from special circumstances. Demonstrate competence in presenting himself or herself as a knowledgeable psychological service professional. Demonstrate competence in the skills related to successful functioning as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Apply on:https://ideapublicschools.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=537

Number of contract days: Full time

Salary Range: Varies on experience

Employer contact info: [email protected]

Coordinator:

Jessica  Hess
Director of HQ Talent
2115 W. Pike Blvd.
Weslaco, Texas 78596
[email protected]
956-647-7456

 
LSSP - Springtown, TX

Position Title: LSSP

Employer Name: Springtown ISD

City and State: Springtown, TX

Date position is available: 08/01/2018

Position Description: Job Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology* ​Exemption Status/Test: Exempt/Professional Reports to: Director of Special Education ​Date Revised: 4/4/18 ​ Dept./School: Special Education 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 psycho-educational needs of students referred to special education services. 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 intellectual, 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: One year experience providing psychology services in an educational setting Major Responsibilities and Duties: Assessment Select and administer assessments and observations to evaluate the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of referred students. Determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and state regulations. Develop psychological evaluation reports and behavior management plans. Conduct 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 case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students on assigned campuses. Consultation Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results. Conduct group, individual, and family counseling sessions and facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed problems. Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students, interpretation of assessment data, and implementation of behavior intervention plans in managing disruptive students. Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed. Present staff development training in assigned schools to enable school personnel to identify and work more effectively with students with emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances. Program Management Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of psychological services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings. Participate in the selection of assessment materials and equipment. Compile, maintain, and file all 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. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations. May provide clinical supervision to intern or trainee.*** Supervisory Responsibilities: None. Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals Posture: Frequent sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds), occasional heaving lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint; assisting nonambulatory students Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; may require districtwide travel Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure ​ NOTES: *The correct title for the person holding the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology is Licensed Specialist in School Psychology or LSSP. Only individuals who meet the requirements of Title 22 Texas Administrative Code §465.6 may refer to themselves as School Psychologists (i.e., hold a doctorate in area of specialization). ​ **An individual who has completed an internship, applied for a license, and been approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) will be issued a Trainee Status Letter and will maintain this status for a maximum of one calendar year until he or she passes the Jurisprudence Exam. A trainee must be under the supervision of a LSSP until licensure is confirmed by TSBEP in writing. ​ *** An LSSP must have a minimum of three years of experience providing psychological services in the public school to supervise an intern or trainee.

Number of contract days: 197

Salary Range: TBD

Employer contact info: To apply online - https://www.applitrack.com/springtown/onlineapp/

Coordinator:

Stacy  Johnson
Director of Special Education
314 E 5th Terrace
Springtown, Texas 76082
[email protected]
817.523.0643

 
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