Pulaski County Special School District has openings for School Psychology Specialist, Licensed Psychological Examiner, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist and Facilitator for Visually Impaired. Contact Stephanie Cole for additional information (501) 234-2436 or apply at www.pcssd.org.
POSITION TITLE: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY SPECIALIST
QUALIFICATIONS: Arkansas certification as School Psychology Specialist
JOB GOAL: To assess the psycho-educational needs of students referred for special education services and to provide support to school sites including intervention strategies, behavior management techniques/plans and consultation.
Evaluate individual students’ intellectual and academic functioning, addressing psychological, medical, historical and environmental dynamics for school-age and/or early childhood students.
Interpret District/State test data plus assessment from outside the District concerning the student’s psychological evaluation.
Provide a written psychological report using district adopted format documenting test results, diagnosis, and recommendations.
Coordinate Evaluation/Programming conferences with school administrators, parents, and teachers.
Facilitate Evaluation/Programming conferences including interpreting test results, ensuring participation of all members, and assisting in the planning of appropriate educational programs for evaluated students.
Serve as a consultant to school personnel concerning behavior management plans and/or contracts and conferences regarding discipline of students with disabilities.
Keep abreast of changes in Federal/State laws affecting students with disabilities.
Keep abreast of research and trends in the fields of evaluation and cultural differences of students being considered for special education.
Collect statistical data on PCSSD students to determine characteristics and trends in the population regarding disabling conditions.
Meet state and district required timelines for initial evaluations & re-evaluations of special education students and make recommendations regarding: appropriate programming/placement and continuation of services.
Facilitate and deliver professional development activities that foster program excellence, due process compliance, Response to Intervention strategies, and desegregation efforts.
Provide expertise and assistance to general education teachers regarding Response to Intervention strategies and appropriate modifications.
Monitor student folders to ensure all required evaluation components are present and original due process paperwork is placed in the central office files.
Assist the district in all of its desegregation efforts.
Maintain a schedule for job accountability; adhere to established job expectations, as well as other duties as assigned.