School Psychological Examiner - The Arch Community School
Position: School Psychological Examiner
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Job Location: The Arch Community School
Beginning: Jan 28, 2019
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019**
District: The Arch Community School
St. Louis, MO 63107
Telephone: 314-267-8191
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Job Description:
School Psychologist Intern
The Arch Community School is seeking an intern who demonstrates a strong desire to work at an academically rigorous school and has a belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels.  All staff are expected to support the mission of the school and must actively participate in professional and school-wide activities. 
Requirements:
  • Primarily responsible for conducting multidisciplinary evaluations for special education and Section 504 eligibility and testing for the gifted program.
    • Schedules and facilitates Review of Existing Data meetings with parents and school staff
    • Explains procedural safeguards to parents and obtains written permission to evaluate
    • Reviews student files and data-gathering packets and collects pertinent data from physicians, mental health professionals, and other agencies working with the child
    • Administers diagnostic tests and procedures to determine student’s cognitive capability, processing strengths/weaknesses, academic achievement, social-emotional-behavioral and adaptive behavioral functioning
    • Coordinates assessment activities with other members of the diagnostic team (e.g speech/language, occupational/physical therapy, Functional Behavioral Assessments, Assistive technology evaluations)
    • Schedules and conducts eligibility evaluation and re-evaluation conferences with parents and school staff
    • Maintains student records consistent with DESE compliance requirements
    • Prepares, edits, proofs and disseminates evaluation reports in a timely manner to parents and school staff
  • Ensures that eligibility decisions are made in compliance with DESE criteria and established professional practice.
  • Participates in IEP conferences, problem solving, Section 504, and grade level team meetings as requested
    • Provides input on appropriate goals and objectives for individual students
    •  Helps make determinations about reevaluation needs
  • Completes informal assessments including observations, interviews, curriculum-based measurements, functional behavioral assessments, and others structured clinical tasks for students identified as off-track academically or behaviorally
  • Provides short-term and crises intervention including classroom and group activities.
  • Engage in social-emotional-behavioral consultation, conduct functional behavioral assessments, assist with creating & implementing  behavior improvement plans. 
  • Facilitates use of appropriate data in meeting individual student needs and assist teams in data-based decision making.
  • Provide guidance when building leaders express interest in developing systems which support team problem solving, multi-tiered systems of support and response to intervention procedures.
  • Provide individual counseling and lead social skills groups for various students. 
  • Provides training for staff and parents regarding assessment-related procedures and eligibility criteria
  • Complete all assignments in a timely fashion.
  • Passionate about working in a socio economically and ethnically diverse urban environment.
  • Must be willing to bring a positive attitude to important and difficult tasks and commit to direct and clear communication when misunderstandings and conflicts arise. 
Qualifications:
Intern applicants must be working toward a terminal degree in school psychology and are required to seek provisional certification as a school psychologist in Missouri.
Salary Range:
$17,000 - $20,000 per year and benefits. 
Clinical Supervision by a certified & experienced school psychologist is included in the terms of this agreement
Job type:
Full-time 12-month position, one year At-Will Agreement
Interested applicants can submit a resume and cover letter to schiller.b@stltacs.org   
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http://stltacs.org/ 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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