Job Postings
Assistant Professor of School Psychology - University of Houston - Victoria

Position Title: Assistant Professor of School Psychology

Employer Name: University of Houston - Victoria

City and State: Victoria, Texas

Date position is available: 05/31/2019

Position Description: The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, housed within the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Houston-Victoria, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in School Psychology. This position will start in Fall 2019. A doctoral degree in School Psychology is required. School-based experience as a school psychologist and prior supervision of practicum or internship students is strongly preferred. Candidate must possess or be qualified to obtain Texas licensure as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. The successful applicant will teach graduate courses in the School Psychology program that include school-based consultation, behavior management, and advanced learning theory. Applicants should also have interest in supervising students on practicum and serving as the program’s practicum coordinator. In addition to graduate teaching responsibilities, the applicant should also have the ability to teach a variety of undergraduate psychology courses as needed. Experience teaching in a variety of modalities (face to face courses, online, and hybrid courses) is strongly preferred. Summer teaching is normally available at attractive rates. Successful applicants will have a strong desire to assist with finalizing the NASP accreditation process for the School Psychology program. The applicant will be an integral member of the psychology department, including participation in the School Psychology and undergraduate Psychology programs. Applicants will also be expected to engage in regular professional development opportunities for students and recruitment efforts to expand the program. Successful applicants will have evidence of scholarly activity and the potential to establish a sustainable research track. The School Psychology program currently teaches courses at both the Victoria and Katy campuses. If desired, the successful candidate can be based in the greater Houston area. Applicants should submit the following: 1. A cover letter relating the applicant’s expertise to the qualifications listed above; 2. A current curriculum vitae; 3. A list of three current recommendations from people who are in a position to know the applicant’s expertise; 4. Any evidence of effective teaching, if available; 5. Copies of all college transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.) Review of applications will being immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Houston-Victoria is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Required Attachments by Candidate: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Evaluation, Transcripts Employee Status: Regular/Benefits Job Posting: Sep 20, 2018 Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: May 31, 2019 Please submit applications at www.uhv.edu/jobs

Number of contract days: 90

Salary Range: Not Specified

Employer contact info: www.uhv.edu/jobs

Coordinator:
Jane Valderrama
HR Coordinator
3007 N Ben Wilson St.
Victoria, Texas 77901
[email protected]
361-570-4805

 
LSSP - Del Valle ISD

Position Title: LSSP

Employer Name: Del Valle Independent School District

City and State: Del Valle, TX

Date position is available: 09/06/2018

Position Description: Primary Purpose: Implement the special education evaluation process. Access the educational, learning styles, and program needs of students referred to special education services. Provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities. Minimum Qualifications Education/Certification: Master’s Degree in School Psychology or related field Valid Texas license as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychologist (LSSP) Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50) paid by employee. Required Experience: No prior experience necessary Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of diagnostic procedures and education of special education students. Knowledge of human development and learning theories Knowledge of emotional/social/behavior Counseling and consultation coursework Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Proficient in Microsoft office skills Major Responsibilities and Duties: (The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required) Professionalism The Educators' Code of Ethics is set forth in Texas Administrative Code to provide rules for standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community. Rule §247.1 Purpose and Scope; Definitions Rule §247.2 Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators Instructional Management The LSSP promotes improvement of instruction through activities such as the following: Collects and organizes relevant assessment data from student’s cumulative folder, classroom teacher(s), principal, support staff, parents, and outside resource providers. Conducts classroom observations and student, staff, and parent interviews. Participates in the Individual Education Plan Committee to committee to communicate findings of assessment data in language that is understandable to staff and parents, and assist with appropriate placement, and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures. Receives student referrals and implement the evaluation process. Selects and administers formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and Texas Education Agency regulations. Organization Management The LSSP manages administrative, fiscal, and facilities functions responsibly through activities such as the following: As a member of the Psychological Services team, assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment. Compiles, maintains, and file all reports, records, and other documents required. Complies with all district and local campus routines and regulations. Complies with district, state, and federal policy in the areas of assessment, placement, and planning for special education services within specified timelines. Develops and maintains effective individual and group relationships with students and parents. Organization Climate The LSSP fosters a positive school or organization morale through activities such as the following: Attends Individual Education Plan meetings as necessary for counseling students and maintain communication with Individual Education Plan Committee facilitators, case managers and administrators. Updates goals for counseling in special education software program at students Annual Individual Education Plan or a Brief Individual Education Plan Committee. Updates progress every grading period in special education software program for progress reporting paired with report cards. Organization Improvement The LSSP promotes leadership in efforts to improve the school or organization through activities such as the following: Consults with parents concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data. Consults with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance work with students. Consults with school staff regarding pre-referral interventions regarding students’ emotional/behavioral needs. Refers parents to appropriate agencies independently or as a member of a related services team. Supports and assists classroom teachers with implementation of Individual Education Plans. Communication and Community Relations The LSSP promotes a positive tone for school or community relations through activities such as the following: Cultivates positive and effective relationships with students, parents, community members, colleagues, campus administration and supervisors. Uses effective communication skills, written and oral, to present information accurately and clearly to students, parents and staff. Responds to emails/phone calls and other inquiries as appropriate according to special services guidelines. Student Management The LSSP promotes positive student conduct through activities such as the following: Conducts counseling evaluations to place students in counseling or dismiss students from counseling following the evaluation guidelines as outlined in the district, state and federal policies. Provides Special Education counseling as determined for students through the Individual Education Plan Committee process. Professional Growth and Development The LSSP provides leadership in professional growth and development through activities such as the following: Provides parent and family training across the district as assigned by supervisor in collaboration with social work or school counselors. Provides staff development training as directed by supervisor to assist school personnel in identification and understanding of students with emotional/behavioral needs. Participates in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment. Participates actively in professional associations. Disseminates ideas and information to other professionals. Qualities of an Effective LSSP The LSSP exhibits qualities such as the following: Complies with District and campus policies and procedures, as well as state and federal laws and regulations. Complies with the standards of conduct set out in Board Policy DH (Legal) and (Local) and with any other policies, regulations, and guidelines that impose duties, requirements, or standards. Maintains confidentiality. Demonstrates a high level of personal integrity, a collaborative leadership style, and high ethical standards. Compiles, maintains and file all reports, records, and other required documents. Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required. Supervisory Responsibilities: None Equipment: Personal computer, printer, calculator, copier, shredder, fax machine, telephone, and other equipment applicable to the position. Working Conditions Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Work with frequent interruption and maintain emotional control under stress. Regular district-wide travel to multiple locations as assigned. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, reading, pulling, pushing, lifting, and moderate carrying. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours to complete a project. The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Number of contract days: 202

Salary Range: $49,566.00 - $59,537

Employer contact info: Cole Davis

Coordinator:
Dr. Tamey Williams-Hill
Director of Human Resources
5301 Ross Road
Del Valle, Texas 78617
[email protected]
512.386.3060

 
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Grapevine Colleyville ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: Grapevine Colleyville ISD

City and State: Grapevine, Texas

Date position is available: 09/04/2018

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 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 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 purposes Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions Knowledge of psycho-social development Strong consultation skills for conferencing with teachers, parents, and students Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Experience: Two years experience providing psychology services in an educational setting Major Responsibilities and Duties: Assessment 1. Select 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. 2. Score and interpret test data. 3. Develop emotional/behavioral evaluation reports and behavior management plans, within state timelines 4. 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. 5. May serve as case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students on assigned campuses. Services/Consultation 6.Conduct group, individual, and family counseling sessions and facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed problems. 7.Serve as consultant on mental health topics for instructors in the school health program. 8. Consult with school staff regarding implementation of behavior intervention plans and in managing behaviorally disruptive students. 9. Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel with identification and understanding of students with emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances. 10. Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results. 11.Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data. 12. Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed. Program Management 13.Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents. 14.Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of psychological services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings. 15.Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment. 16. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories. 17.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. 18. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations. 19.Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment. Communication 20.Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors. 21. Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents. Supervisory Responsibilities: May provide clinical supervision to intern or trainee.**

Number of contract days: 195

Salary Range: $57,843 - $81,539

Employer contact info: https://grapevinecolleyville.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Coordinator:
Joann Wiechmann
Executive Director of Special Services
3051 Ira E Woods
Grapevine, Texas 76051
[email protected]
817-251-5546

 
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Coppell ISD

Position Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Employer Name: Coppell ISD

City and State: Coppell, TX

Date position is available: 09/04/2018

Position Description: Implement the special education appraisal process. Assess the psychological and psycho-educational needs of learners referred to special education. Provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate programs for learners with disabilities. Consult with parents, educators and administrators and provide training as requested.

Number of contract days: 197

Salary Range: Pay Grade 103

Coordinator:
Julie Harrison
Coordinator of Behavior Services
Brock Center--Intervention Services
268 Southwestern Blvd
Coppell, Texas 75019
[email protected]
214-496-7036

 
LICENSED SPECIALIST in SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (LSSP), LEAD

Position Title: LICENSED SPECIALIST in SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (LSSP), LEAD

Employer Name: Fort Bend ISD

City and State: Sugar Land, Texas

Date position is available: 08/27/2018

Position Description: QUALIFICATIONS: • Master's Degree in School Psychology or related field • Valid Texas licensure as a LSSP by the Texas Board of Examiners • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a LSSP in the educational setting • Exhibit strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills WORK ENVIRONMENT: Travel to other locations may be required. Work is performed in classroom settings, work stations, meeting rooms, and offices. The position requires occasional walking, standing, bending, lifting, and carrying work-related items weighing less than 25 pounds, such as testing materials and equipment, books, and papers. Position requires working with students who may exhibit disruptive and/or aggressive behaviors. Work involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions when performing job duties. JOB PURPOSE SUMMARY The Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), Lead will assist in the supervision of LSSPs to ensure compliance with federal and state laws as well as local operating guidelines as they apply to the evaluation and identification of students with disabilities. The incumbent will monitor compliance with regulations as stated in the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act (IDEA). ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Oversee and monitor Full Individual Evaluations and other appropriate evaluations conducted by LSSPs as required by IDEA • Assist in the planning of professional development for the evaluation staff • Work in collaboration with the other assessment leads to develop and monitor assessment teams and district procedures • Coordinate LSSP interns • Provide direct supervision as needed for licensure • Provide consultation for recommendations regarding eligibility, services and placement of students with disabilities • Monitor and assist in budgeting and ordering of materials for assessment staff including changes to evaluation instruments used by district staff in determining eligibility for special education • Maintain thorough and up to date knowledge of all applicable laws and make recommendations for appropriate changes to departmental operating guidelines/procedures • Gather and analyze data as needed for local, state and federal programs • Assist in hiring of LSSPs as well as placement of LSSPs to ensure that all campuses have adequate coverage • Attend all district meeting as assigned • Perform other duties as assigned

Number of contract days: 238

Salary Range: Grade 104

Employer contact info: Fort Bend ISD

Coordinator:
Deena Hill
Executive Director, Special Education
3319 Sweetwater Blvd
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
[email protected]
281-634-1000

 
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