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School Psychologist Intern

J O Combs Unified School District

School Psychologist Intern
Queen Creek, AZ Internship Paid

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Job Details Title School Psychologist Intern Posting ID 2376 Description Position Goal While under the direct supervision of the Districts Clinical and/or Doctoral level School Psychologist, the school psychologist intern will provide services that assist parents and professionals in meeting the educational and social/emotional/behavioral, and mental health needs of students. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Completed Practicum as a School Psychologist in a public school placement Currently enrolled in an accredited program working toward an advance degree of Educational Specialist or PhD in School Psychology OR an equivalent combination or education and experience that provide the required knowledge and skill, leading toward Arizona State Board of Education School Psychologist Certificate Counseling or social work background preferred Knowledge of psychological testing and assessment techniques and practices Knowledge of principles and practices of educational potential and abilities Knowledge of child growth and development in order to recognize the academic, social and emotional needs of children Knowledge of effective communication and negotiation skills Knowledge of federal, state and district rules and regulations as they apply to psychological services of educational institutions including the IDEA and Section 504 Knowledge of leadership practices and techniques Knowledge of nonviolent crisis intervention techniques Ability to perform psychological tests and assessments with the support of supervising psychologist, if needed Ability to communicate effectively and professionally orally and in writing Ability to compiling reports and other written documents to a professional level with the support of supervising psychologist, if needed Ability to establishing rapport with students, parents, faculty and staff Ability to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others Ability to performing non-violent crisis interventions, up to and including safe restraint of a student for safety purposes ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Supports the Mission, Vision and goals of JO Combs Unified School District Collaborates and consults with parents, teachers and District personnel in designing, implementing and evaluating interventions to improve students academic success Serves as a team member in the screening, evaluation and eligibility determination of students for disability categories as identified under the IDEA Facilitates parent-staff meetings to interpret findings and recommendations resulting from evaluations, with the support of supervising psychologist, if needed Provides professional advice and consultation to staff related to psychological needs and services in the schools for the response to intervention process Performs and/or collaborates with teams to conduct functional behavior assessments and/or positive behavior supports for struggling students Researches and studies the field of child growth and development in order to recognize the academic, social and emotional needs of children Develops an understanding of the local community and its educational needs Observes children in classroom, at play, evaluates student records and consults with parents, school personnel and administrators Counsels students individually and applies psychological methods to assist students to achieve personal, social and emotional adjustment May be required to participate in students meetings which occur beyond the staffs work assignment schedule Performs other duties as assigned PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential duties and responsibilities. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly require to move about the classroom/ campus, and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to feel objects, tools, controls and to reach with hands and arms, bend stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 lbs. The employee may have to safely physically restrain a student from hurting self or others. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential duties and responsibilities. Duties may require an employee to be exposed to outside weather conditions including extreme heat or cold, wind and rain. High humidity and/or dusty conditions may also be present. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Salary Schedule: Certified Non-Teaching Initial Salary Placement Benefits: As per District policy Evaluation: Annual Contract: 10 months, 198 days Hours: 40 weekly Reports to: Principal and/or Director of Special Education FLSA Status : Exempt The J.O. Combs Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator at 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or (480) 987-5300. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs no discrimina basada por la raza, el color, el origen nacional, el sexo, la discapacidad o la edad de una persona en sus programas o actividades y proporciona igual acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Las consultas pueden dirigirse al coordinador del Título IX o al coordinador del Título II de la Sección 504 / ADA en 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 o (480) 987-5300. Shift Type Full-Time Salary Range $25,000.00 - $25,000.00 / Per Year Location District Wide

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