Norris School District is seeking applications for a School Psychologist.
Education Level and Certification: 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.
Major Responsibilities Including:
Performance Responsibilities and Job Tasks
1. Compile and interpret student’s test results, along with information from teachers and parents, to diagnose conditions, and to help assess eligibility for special services.
2. Report any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.
3. Assess individual students’ needs, limitations, and potential; using observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and school personnel.
4. Select, administer, and score psychological tests. Evaluate eligibility for special services in accordance with NDE Rule 51.
5. Provide consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques.
6. Promote an understanding of child development and its relationship to learning and behavior.
7. Collaborate with other educational professionals to develop teaching strategies and school programs.
8. Counsel students to help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment.
9. Develop individualized educational plans in collaboration with teachers and other staff members.
10. Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data.
11. Serve as a resource to help schools and students deal with crises, such as
separation and loss.
12. Design classes and programs to meet the needs of special students.
13. Refer students to appropriate community agencies for services.
14. Initiate and direct efforts to foster tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity in school communities.
15. Collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs and other services, such as behavioral management systems.
16. Provide educational programs on topics such as classroom management and teaching strategies.
17. Utilize resources to effectively communicate with others with different communication abilities (e.g. non-English speaking, hearing impaired).
18. Participate in team meetings for the development of IEPs and 504 Plans and implement provisions of IEPs and 504 Plan accommodations for students.
19. Participate in faculty committees and activities as assigned.
20. Participate in professional activities and staff development as assigned and as needed to maintain professional competence and to perform duties.
21. Develop and maintain a positive rapport with students and parents.
22. Develop and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with other staff and administration.
23. Provide for proper care, maintenance, and reasonable security of all District property in the School Psychologist’s custody.
24. Utilize instructional materials and other resources in a competent and effective manner, including computer, e-mail, and other technology to perform assigned duties.
25. Adhere to all district policies, rules, regulations, and supervisor directives.
26. Maintain confidentiality of information concerning staff, students, and parents in accordance with law and District rules.
27. Adhere to the code of ethics of the District and Nebraska Department of Education (NDE Rule 27), and the code of ethics established by the National Association of School Psychologists as set forth in the Professional Conduct Manual, Principles for Professional Ethics, Guidelines for the Provision of School Psychological Services. The School Psychologist must serve as a positive role model for staff and students.
2019-20 School year