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Psychologist – 2020-2021

Legacy Traditional Schools

This is a Contract position in Goodyear, AZ posted June 21, 2020.

Changing Lives Through Education!Legacy Traditional schools is dedicated to providing motivated students with the opportunity to achieve academic excellence in an accelerated, back-to-basics, safe learning environment taught by caring, knowledgeable, and highly effective educators in cooperation with supportive, involved parents.With multiple locations in Arizona and Nevada, Legacy Traditional Schools offers excellent benefits and compensation packages for staff providing student services for grades K-8.Join Us!Position OverviewProvide evaluation, consultative, and counseling services in the school setting. Conduct psycho-educational evaluations and lead the multidisciplinary team in the process of identifying students as eligible for and in need of special education services.Essential Duties & Accountabilities* Lead the multidisciplinary evaluation team (MET) through the evaluation process when a student is referred for a special education evaluation.* Complete comprehensive evaluations and use professional judgment in order to identify areas that need additional data collected.* Participate in Legacy Traditional School non-violent crisis response team if trained.* Conduct classroom observations as part of the special education evaluation process, child study team (CST) process and as a consultative process.* Prepare cohesive and timely evaluation reports.* Interpret assessment data and impart it to parents and MET members in a meaningful way.* Identify students needs and develop programming recommendations based on evaluation outcomes.* Lead the school team in the development and implementation of behavior plans.* Lead the schools pre-referral intervention team.* Provide counseling services in alignment with students IEPs and/or 504 plans.* Provide school based counseling in accordance with pre-referral intervention or informally.* Facilitate training on topics related to position on an as-needed basis.* Provide consultative services to teachers and administrators regarding behavioral and academic concerns.* Other duties as assigned by the deputy superintendent of exceptional student services, special education coordinator, principal, school psychologist coordinator.Competencies* Positively interact with all students.* Create a safe learning environment that is conducive to learning.* Able to employ varied best practices in the profession.* Ability to identify individual student needs.* Good communication skills with, students, coworkers, administration and parents.* Ability to collaborate with other teachers and school staff.* Ability to maintain a professional appearance.* Demonstrate a commitment to the school psychologist profession by utilizing resources for professional development therefore, improving the services that are provided.Requirements* Masters degree in Education required, educational specialist, certificate of advanced graduate studies or sixth year professional certificate preferred* Arizona Department of Education School Psychologist Certificate Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card* Experience conducting psycho-educational evaluations* Knowledge of IDEA and K-8 programming for special education* The incumbent in this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check.* Must possess strong communication and organizational skills.* Must demonstrate initiative and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.Work Environment and Physical Demands* The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Duties are performed typically in school and/or office settings throughout the division. May include frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting up to approximately 25 pounds and occasional lifting of equipment and/or materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds may be required.* Must have the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time; see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; and the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.