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School Psychologist

at Total Education Solutions

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Reference #: 7473
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Job Description

Total Education Solutions  (TES) is a leading national provider of outsourced special education and therapeutic services to public, private, and charter schools as well as healthcare organizations throughout California, Michigan, and Ohio.  Our professional, multi-disciplinary staff delivers  therapeutic services in our family-centered clinics, in schools, at home, and on-line.  We also provide a variety of support and management services to the non-profit Institute for the Redesign of Learning.

 

Title: School Psychologist

San Bernardino, CA 

Reports to: Lead School Psychologist and OSS Coordinator 

 

 Department: Other Social Services (OSS)     

 

Consultation & Liaison to: TES clients including public, private and charter school principals and directors and school district personnel.?

 

Environment Characteristics: Assigned work environments vary from site to site. The majority of our clients are charter schools, which may include servicing students at a school site, church, local library/community center or in some cases at the client’s home.

 

General Description: TES school psychologists conduct psychoeducational evaluations for the purpose of making eligibility recommendations for special education programs and services; assist in the development and implementation of academic intervention programs; conduct Functional Behavior Assessments and Independent Educational Evaluations as needed; consult with school personnel, parents and other stakeholders; prepare valid and comprehensive written reports of findings to present at IEP meetings; maintain confidentiality and comply with HIPPA regulations; provide support and training to schools on a variety of topics, such as threat assessments, behavior intervention, manifestation determination and crisis intervention; maintain abreast of developments in the field by participating in mandatory team meetings, conferences and workshops; develop and maintain relationships with school staff and liaison between agencies; maintain accurate service logs; follow TES policies and procedures. ?

 

Position Qualifications:?

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology or closely related field (NASP accredited program preferred). Minimum of two years experience in public or charter schools preferred.

  • Knowledge of methods of assessment and ability to translate assessment results for schools and families and conduct IEP meetings.

  • Ability to work with culturally diverse families and communities

  • Knowledge of California Education Code, Code of Regulations and Office of Education policies, rules, and regulations regarding programs and pupils

  • Familiarity with IEP database systems, such as Welligent and SEIS.

  • Knowledge of legal timelines as related to the assessment process.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, basic email, internet and google docs?

  • Excellent computer typing skills with word processing skills of 40wpm.

  • A current background check through the FBI and DOJ must be cleared.?

  • A current TB Test (within last 12 months).?

  • Valid California driver license, automobile insurance liability coverage covering work related travel and ability to drive to various sites to provide services.

  • Must demonstrate interest in furthering professional development and training experience with individual and/or families with exceptional needs.?

     

    Personal Skills:?

  • Attend to administrative detail utilizing initiative, verifies details and information as needed with client/ TES administrative staff.?

  • A team player, detail-oriented, consistent and reliable, ability to manage the job expectations and duties independently and willing to work with multiple staff across school sites and partnering agencies.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work in unstructured environments for sustained periods with minimal supervision.?

  • Demonstrate the ability to be flexible, self-directed, responsible and professional.?

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills in written and verbal formats.?

  • Demonstrate the ability to seek out and provide support for others as a team member.?

  • Ability to manage the daily operations of multiple sites and work with multiple team members.?

  • Ability to plan, analyze, and coordinate activities in various settings?

  • Demonstrate interest in furthering professional development and training experience with individual and/or families with exceptional needs.?

  • Maintains and upgrades professional skills?

     

    Personal Qualities:?

    TES provides educational support services to a diverse population of clients who have often experienced major life challenges and need assistance in their day-to-day living skills.?Characteristics of a successful TES employee includes, but are not limited to:?

  • A proactive, solution-oriented approach to problem solving.?

  • The ability to be an appropriate role model.?

  • Thrive in a fast paced, multifaceted environment.?

  • A flexible style with the ability to incorporate change.?

  • The ability to demonstrate emotional maturity and responsibility.?

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, motivational, team building and customer service skills.?

  • The ability to innovate and act as an entrepreneurial self-starter.?

  • The ability to accept and value diversity.?

  • The ability to maintain a professional demeanor, attire, work schedule and work ethic.?

  • The ability to analyze, organize, prioritize and follow through on all duties and tasks as assigned.?

  • A willingness to further develop professional and technical skills.?

     

    Essential Job Functions:?

  • Administer psycho-educational assessments to determine the needs of the students.

  • Consult with teachers and other school personnel regularly

  • Conduct observations, interviews with parents and teachers and review school records as needed.

  • Interpret assessment results and compile comprehensive psychological assessment results that address the reason for referral and include appropriate recommendations

  • Serve as a member of an IEP team

  • Conduct in-service training and workshops for teachers and other school staff

  • Serve as liaison between the student, home, school and community agencies.

  • Act as a member of the school crisis team to provide intervention to students as necessary.

  • Maintain accurate case records.

  • Model nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.

  • Understand and comply with all TES Protocols and Procedures in relation to job expectations.?

  • Maintain expertise in subject matter by continuing research, study and application.?

  • Must be able to perform all other duties as assigned

  • Please forward your resume to: Julie Lopez- Jlopez@tesidea.com