Under the general supervision of a certificated school psychologist and the general direction of the Director of Special Education, provide psychological services to schools, including psychoeducational evaluation, counseling, and consulting to assist in meeting the social, emotional, and educational needs of students in regular and special education programs being serviced by the Humboldt County Office of Education.
Examples of Duties
- Administer and interpret psychological assessments of students;
- Prepare recommendations regarding the evaluation and services for students;
- Consult with teachers, administrators, specialists, agency and district personnel, and parents;
- Counsel students; coordinate behavior management programs;
- Provide psycho-educational assessments of students for districts and programs and participate in resulting Individual Educational Program (IEP) meetings;
- Interpret psycho-educational assessment results;
- Develop student goals and objectives;
- Facilitate IEP meetings, as required;
- Provide written reports analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing test results, observations and information from school personnel, students and parents;
- Act as liaison between public and private agencies and county programs;
- Develop, coordinate and provide training to staff, parents, agency and district personnel;
- Maintain professional competencies in areas of responsibility;
- Maintain contact with and participate in professional job-related organizations and serve as a liaison to professional groups;
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Requirements:
Any combination of education and experience that would reasonably provide the knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
- A Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in educational psychology or closely related field;
- One (1) year of fieldwork in an accredited School Psychologist Program;
- At least one (1) year experience as a trainee in a school district, using appropriate psycho/educational assessments;
- A background or experience/interest working with emotionally disturbed and/or severely handicapped students;
- Eligible to apply for a preliminary PPS credential by meeting the education/experience requirements above.
- Counsel students and parents in individual and group situations;
- Select and apply appropriate assessment instruments and methods of assessment;
- Write coherent and comprehensive psychological reports;
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
- Establish effective working relationships with staff, district personnel, other agencies, and the public;
- Be flexible and receptive to change;
- Adapt to periodic heavy workload;
- Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
Physical Abilities and Work Experience
- Stand, sit and/or move about for sustained periods;
- Walking on uneven ground when outdoors;
- Exposure to student illness, injuries, infections, and bodily fluids;
- May be exposed to chemicals contained in cleaning products;
- May be required to maneuver into awkward positions.
- Must be live scanned;
- TB testing will be required upon employment;
- May be required to obtain first aid and CPR certificates within the first 6-12 months of employment;
- May be required to drive with or without students; Requires a current California driver’s license.