DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Completes psychological and psychoeducational evaluations as part of the IEP and 504 process for students throughout the district.
● Facilitates and chairs IEP meetings for students on caseload, participates as a member of 504 and IEP teams
● Evaluates the needs and educational programs of referred students
● Provides counseling and social skills groups and services as needed
● Acts as a consultant to staff and parents regarding student learning concerns; and assists in team planning and district screening efforts within assigned buildings
● Possesses knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulation, and policies regarding children’s special education eligibility and programming.
● Guide the learning process toward the achievement of district and school curriculum goals
● Plan instruction based upon explicit goals regarding what students should know and be able to do
● Create or provide learning experiences that develop students’ abilities and require the application of thinking skills
● Conduct classroom observations and individual psychological evaluations, and consults with appropriate professional persons regarding implications and results.
● Provide direct support to students as needed in a classroom by delivering SEL instruction and ensuring learning through a variety of models and strategies.
● Ensure appropriate accommodations to the curriculum, lessons and learning environment.
● Design activities and lessons with multiple levels so that all students both meet their IEP goals, and can access the curriculum.
● Formally and informally assess the student learning (rather than relying solely on standardized curriculum) to create a comprehensive learning program.
● Set high expectations that are suitable based on the student’s needs.
● Participate in school wide crisis team and participate in district offered Safetycare training
● Complete Medicaid reimbursement documentation per state regulation including time sample and treatment plans
Family and Community Engagement:
● Build a partnership with families, encouraging their active participation in students’ learning.
● Communicate student progress and development to parents/guardians
● Consults with private and/or public practitioners regarding student progress and/or needs
● Consults and/or counsels with students, school staff, and parents regarding academic and/or personal/social needs; provides information regarding community services available to students; makes appropriate referrals regarding vocational needs of students
● Conduct evaluations and write thorough reports for initial and three year evaluations
● Maintains accurate records of all psychological services provided.
● Completes clearly written and comprehensive reports which provide practical recommendations.
● Submits all required paperwork within a timely manner, adhering to all federal, state, and local laws and policies.
● Work collaboratively with general education teachers, grade-level teams and related service providers to write IEP goals and objectives that ensure student progress
● Model learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students
● Attend staff, team, and department meetings as well as serve on staff committees as necessary
● Collaborate with colleagues to improve curriculum and instructional effectiveness for all students