School Psychological Examiner - Orchard Farm R-V
Position: School Psychological Examiner
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Psychologist
Job Location: Orchard Farm Early Learning Center
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Orchard Farm R-V
St Charles, MO 63301
Telephone: 636-925-5456
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Job Description:
The Orchard Farm School District is seeking a School Psychologist to join our team for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. (remaining year contract only)
 
The School Psychologist will complete psychoeducational special education, gifted, and early childhood evaluations of students; assists with the facilitation of special education process including referrals, review of existing data and eligibility determination meetings; provide expertise for Response to Intervention, and write evaluation reports, meeting both the criteria and timelines established by DESE. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and implements the assessment of students to determine eligibility for special education services.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
An individual who holds this position is required to:
  • Assists with the implementation of section 200 of Standards and Indicators- The Special Education Process in regard to referral, eligibility, and identification of students.
  • Ensure all evaluation timelines associated with initial referrals, evaluation, and eligibility determinations are in accordance with IDEA guidelines.
  • Facilitate the implementation of RTI, along with teachers, counselors, administrators, reading teachers, and the district process coordinator.
  • Participates as a team member in the multidisciplinary evaluation process.
  • Acts as a consultant in district staff, building level teams, and parents regarding academic/behavioral interventions for at-risk students, using data-driven decision-making.
  • Completes functional behavior assessments and other structured clinical tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Administers diagnostic tests and procedures to determine students’ cognitive ability, processing strengths and weaknesses, adaptive behavior development, academic achievement levels and emotional/behavioral functioning.
  • Schedules/attends meetings (RED) with staff and parents to review existing data and to obtain pertinent background information, review school concerns, explain procedural safeguards and secure permission to evaluate.
  • Reviews student files and data-gathering packets, and collects pertinent data from physicians, mental health professional and outside agencies.
  • Chairs eligibility conferences and reports assessment results and recommendations to parents, students, teacher, counselors, and other interested and/or entitled parties.
  • Ensures that eligibility decisions are made in compliance with DESE criteria and best professional practice.
  • Maintains case records by preparing, editing, and proofing the final assessment report in a timely manner in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Coordinates with staff, as requested, to provide input on appropriate goals and objectives for individual students and to help make determinations about reevaluation issues.
  • Consults with colleagues, supervisors, and other professionals regarding the special education and general education needs of individual students.
  • Attends local/regional/national conferences and workshops, in-service trainings, staff developments, and maintains certification and licensure.
  • Assists with in-service trainings of colleagues and orientation of new staff. Acts as a mentor or practicum/intern supervisor as directed by supervisor.
  • Maintains current assessment instruments by ordering updated test kits when those are released, ordering protocols and other test supplies, ordering scoring software, and destroying outdated materials.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by direct supervisor to support the mission and vision of the Orchard Farm School District.
Compliance Responsibilities
  • Federal, state, and local policies, laws, regulations, standards, and procedures pertaining to the position’s performance responsibilities
  • Specific handicapping conditions, 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
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Computer/word processing skills
Qualifications
  • Prior diagnostic experience required (special education preferred).  Education Specialist in School Psychology preferred.
  • Missouri School Psychologist certification or eligibility for certification
  • Complete CPI certification (training provided by district)
 
All interested candidates should apply through OFSD Hire Site to be considered for employment.

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