Middle School Psychologist

Crete Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the position of K-12 School Psychologist for the 2021-2022 school year. Benefits include paid health insurance, long term disability insurance, and personal and sick leave. This position provides school psychology services including special ed evaluation; consultation with parents, students and teachers; and supports the district MTSS plan. This position is open until filled.

Essential Requirements: 

  • Graduate degree (at least two years of additional study beyond bachelors: Masters + 36 or Doctorate) from an accredited school psychology program and an internship in the field for direct experience as required by NDE Rule 24. 
  • Must possess, at all times during employment, either: (1) a Nebraska Department of Education Special Services Certificate with an endorsement in School Psychology or (2) or a license to practice psychology in Nebraska issued by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services with completion of the academic requirements and field experience including supervised internship as required by NDE Rule 24, in additional to all other required or assigned certification and training.

Essential Functions: 

  • Regular, dependable in-person attendance on the job
  • Perform the identified tasks 
  • Posses and utilize knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the identified work activities
  • General teaching and instructional skills

 

Required Job Tasks:

  1. Counsel, mentor and guide students, including students struggling with social, cultural, emotional or other behavioral problems.
  2. Assist students in overcoming behavior or social problems in a positive manner that improves student learning and personal progress.
  3. Identify student learning behaviors and difficulties and develop a plan with the student and student’s family to overcome said obstacles.
  4. Manage and maintain a program within the District to improve student’s emotional health.
  5. Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data.
  6. Serve as committee leader in various areas of need within the school.
  7. Serve as a resource to help schools and students deal with crises, such as separation and loss.
  8. Assist in the designing of classes and programs to meet the needs of students.
  9. Refer students to appropriate community agencies for services.
  10. Initiate and direct efforts to foster tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity in school communities.
  11. Collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs and other services, such as behavioral management systems. 
  12. Provide educational programs on topics such as classroom management and teaching strategies.
  13. Utilize resources to effectively communicate with others with different communication abilities (e.g. non-English speaking, hearing impaired).
  14. Perform all other assigned tasks in a professional manner.

Required Knowledge:

The School Psychologist is to possess and effectively utilize knowledge in the following areas:

  1. Psychology—Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  2. Therapy and Counseling—Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

Work Activities:

The School Psychologist is to perform the following work activities:

  1. Getting Information—Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. This includes: collecting scientific or technical data, social or personal information, statistical data and obtaining information from individuals.
  2. Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others—Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. This includes: explaining complex mathematical information; interpreting ability or achievement test results, charts or tables for social or economic research, and psychological test results; and writing scholarly or technical research papers.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform other tasks or duties as assigned by the Superintendent or Principal.
Zone 5

Grades

6, 7, 8

Additional Information

Position Title: School Psychologist

Job ID#: 416

Assignment: Middle School 

Reports to: Director of Special Education and Building Principal

Date Available: 2021-2022 School Year

Work Year: 191 days

Contact Information

Crete Public Schools
920 Linden Ave
Crete, Nebraska 68333
https://www.creteschools.org/

Meagan Kershner
(p) (402) 826-5855

How to Apply

Apply online at www.creteschools.org.