Norfolk Public Schools School Psychologist; 2021-2022 school year

It is the policy of Norfolk Public Schools to not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its educational programs, admission policies, employment policies or other administered programs. Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the Superintendent.

JOB TITLE:                               SCHOOL  PSYCHOLOGIST      Position open until filled

 

REQUIREMENTS:                     Valid Nebraska special services certificate

                                                Endorsement in the area of school psychology

                                                Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find

                                                appropriate and acceptable

REPORTS TO:                           Director of Student Services

                                                Building Administrators

RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM:   Director of Student Services

JOB GOAL:   To enable students with special needs to derive the fullest possible educational experience from school by promoting their sense of self through a program of psychological diagnosis and therapy.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:       9.5 month year

                                                Salary and work year to be established by the Board

EVALUATION:     Evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of Personnel Evaluation policy

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides school psychological services which assist families and professionals in the identification, planning and referral of students with psychological needs
  • Evaluates students to determine verification of handicapping conditions
  • Functions as a member of the Multidisciplinary Team by providing evaluation information, educational needs, and recommendations
  • Provides support in IEP development by:

          – providing psychoeducational data and interpretation

          – assisting in developing behavioral management and learning programs, and

          – consulting with teachers, support personnel and parents in working with students with disabilities

  • Serves as a liason to parent support groups, medical personnel and mental health agencies as they pertain to students with special needs
  • Provides consultation to families, teachers and other staff regarding the learning problems, learning style and/or behavior problems of individual children
  • Provides consultation to teachers and other staff regarding classroom learning environment and/or management in general
  • Conducts individual assessments to help determine eligibility of children for special education services and to determine needs of the child as part of the IEP team
  • Consults with school personnel in the coordination and development of crisis intervention programs
  • Provided individual support and inservice to students, parents, school and support personnel as appropriate to further the job goal
  • Remains current with professional training and shows evidence of professional growth
  • Performs other duties and functions as requested by the Director of Special Education of the Norfolk Public Schools
  • Meets regularly with guidance personnel as necessary

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory):

  • Exceptional abilities in oral and written communications
  • Ability to establish and maintain working personal relationships
  • Exceptional decision making skills
Zone 3

Grades

Pre-K–12

Additional Information

Salary:  https://www.norfolkpublicschools.org/district/business-services/employment-compensation-and-agreements/certified-employees.html

Start Date:  Approximately August 1, 2021

Contact Information

Norfolk Public Schools
512 W Phillip Ave
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
https://www.norfolkpublicschools.org

Angie Baumann
(p) (402) 644-2500 Option 3
(f) (402) 644-2506

How to Apply

https://norfolkpublicschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx