Job Title: School Psychologist
Division/Department: Central Office
FLSA Status: Exempt
Full-Time (10 month) At-Will Agreement
The school psychologist will lead schools in the use of performance data and assist in the design of research/evidence-based academic and social/emotional interventions and supports. He/ She will plan, organize, coordinate, and implement the assessment of students to determine eligibility for special education services and any other service that could potentially improve student achievement and performance.
- Participate in school-based Problem-Solving Leadership Teams.
- Facilitate use of appropriate data in meeting individual student needs.
- Facilitate school-based benchmarking and progress monitoring procedures.
- Assist the principals in the facilitation of the school's problem solving / RTI
- Facilitate problem solving team meetings and reports assessment results and recommendations to parents, students, teachers, counselors and other interested and/or entitled parties.
- Act as a consultant to component district staff, building level teams, and parents regarding academic/behavioral interventions for at-risk students, using data-driven decision-making.
- Complete informal assessments including observations, curriculum-based measurements, functional behavior assessments and other structured clinical tasks for at-risk students in the general education setting.
- Participate as a team member in the multidisciplinary evaluation process.
- Facilitate review of existing data meetings with parents and school staff to obtain pertinent background information, review school concerns, explain procedural safeguards and secure permission to evaluate.
- Review student files and data-gathering packets and collects pertinent data from physicians, mental health professionals, and outside agencies.
- Administer diagnostic tests and procedures to determine students' cognitive capability, processing strengths and weaknesses, adaptive behavior development, academic achievement levels and emotional/behavioral functioning.
- Schedule and lead eligibility and re-evaluation conferences in collaboration with parents, school staff, and the SLLIS evaluation team.
- Ensure that eligibility decisions are made in compliance with DESE criteria and established professional practices.
- Maintain student records by preparing, editing, and proofing the final assessment report in a timely manner.
- Participate in IEP conferences, problem-solving, Section 504, and grade level team meetings as requested; provide input on appropriate goals and objectives for individual students and helps make determinations about reevaluation issues.
- Consult with colleagues, supervisors, and other professionals regarding the special education and general education needs of individual students using a data-based decision process.
- Plan and provide in-service programs for staff and parents regarding assessment related services.
- Provide group and facilitative counseling.
- Provide short-term and crises intervention including classroom and group activities.
- Attend local/regional/national conferences and workshops, in-service training, staff meetings and credit courses (when necessary) in order to keep abreast of new developments and maintain certification and/or licensure.
- Assist with in-service training of colleagues and orientation of new staff members.
- Act as mentor and/or supervisor for new staff and school psychology interns as assigned by the Director of Student Support Services.
- Serve on SLLIS priority committees as requested by supervisor.
- Perform other tasks as assigned.
Reports to: Director of Diverse Learners and Federal Programs
- A passion for the mission of St. Louis Language Immersion School
- Knowledge of federal, state and local policies, laws, regulations, standards, and procedures pertaining to the position's performance responsibilities.
- Competence in identifying specific disabilities, appropriate educational interventions, and regular education programs.
- Planning, problem-solving, organizing, communicating and collaborating in order to satisfy job responsibilities and establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
- Extensive experience in student assessment and interpretation.
- Knowledge of research/evidence-based interventions.
- Experience in identifying students with educational disabilities.
- Facilitation of problem-solving process with school teacher teams.
- Oral and written communication.
- Excellent community-building skills
- Ability to contribute to and sustain positive, ambitious school culture among staff and students
- Missouri School Psychologist certification of eligibility for certification. Specialist in School Psychology preferred.
- Health and retirement benefits
St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS) is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 to develop and operate a network of language programs in St. Louis, MO. SLLIS operates three elementary language programs; French, Spanish and Chinese. All are feeder programs for The Middle School that opened in 2014. Visit our website http://sllis.org for more information about our current programs.
Applicants may apply online at www.moreap.net
SLLIS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We actively encourage all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation to apply.