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(2-2453) School Psychologist
1 position available
Applications for this position are accepted:
From 8/6/2013 To 9/10/2013 5:00 PM (SEARCH EXTENDED)

Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Job Description

Division: Psychological Services
TITLE: School Psychologist
PAY RATE:

Per the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Salary Schedule for teachers (41 weeks/205 days)

Positions: Full Time

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Conducts psycho-educational evaluations of students identified as or suspected of having learning or behavioral disabilities, utilizing appropriate diagnostic instruments
  2. Contributes to the Evaluation Team Report (ETR), following both ODE requirements and best practice principles with regard to: selecting, administering, scoring, and interpreting appropriate testing instruments, both normative and non-normative; interpreting and reporting all required data to determine Special Education eligibility; completing professionally-sound reports with regard to both interpretation and writing style; and offering a draft ETR to the Team prior to the ETR/IEP Team meeting
  3. Serves as Case Manager by summarizing, in writing, the findings of each of the contributors to the ETR for consideration in the development of the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)
  4. Acts as Chairperson for all team meetings related to the ETR
  5. Explains Due Process procedures to parents with regard to compliance of IDEIA
  6. Confers with teachers, parents, and other educational personnel on matters relating to the education and/or mental health of students
  7. Assists educators in implementing or modifying instructional delivery, classroom management procedures, and intervention strategies
  8. Complies with Sungard/IEPPlus documentation fully, following ODE requirements, including all EMIS data
  9. Submits Medicaid documentation monthly for all eligible cases
  10. Reports all service delivery in documented form on a monthly basis
  11. Counsels students and parents, individually or in groups, on specific student needs
  12. Participates in the Student Support Teams (SST)
  13. Assists with evaluations, as needed, to determine student eligibility for services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  14. Assists in the development of Manifestation Determination Plans, as needed
  15. Conducts Early Entrance, Gifted/Talented and Advanced Placement, and Acceleration testing; administers, scores and interprets testing instruments required for each; and participates in Team meetings as required
  16. Provides crisis intervention services to students, staff, and parents, inclusive of risk assessment, consultation, and any post-crisis assistance
  17. Assists with Response to Intervention to address non-disability student needs
  18. Provides in-service to school staff and parent groups with regard to psychological service delivery, child development, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), school climate issues, and other related topics
  19. Serves on District and departmental committees for the purpose of developing programs and procedures that further promote the provision of an appropriate education for students
  20. Attends monthly staff meetings and any other departmental/District meetings required
  21. Provide supervision to school psychology students in university training programs who are assigned placement in Cleveland schools, and to Psychiatric Fellows completing their medical rotations in Cleveland schools
  22. Offer peer assistance to colleagues as needed
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Valid Ohio Certificate/Licensure in School Psychology (Masters, Specialist, or Ph.D. degree in School Psychology plus one year of successful Internship in a school setting)
  2. NCSP preferred but not required
  3. Ability and willingness to work harmoniously as a team member with all school personnel and parents in an integrated setting
  4. Ability and willingness to work with students of all ages and of varied racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  5. Experience in working in an urban educational environment with children or teens
  6. Strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  7. Becomes familiar with District initiatives including but not limited to The Cleveland Plan, Academic Achievement Plans, etc.
  8. Adapts teaching to the individual social emotional and academic needs of the students
  9. Displays commitment to hands-on learning and integrating curriculum into positive personal, social and emotional self-improvement outcomes
  10. Respects and disciplines students through preventative, proactive, dignified classroom management techniques that reflect structure, equity, and consistency

Ohio House Bill 190 requires criminal record checks of job applicants under final consideration for positions. This records check is through the Ohio Bureau of criminal Identification and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The records check is performed at the applicant's expense and any employment offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the check.

All new employees are required to undergo a physical examination as a condition of employment. Examinations which have been performed within ninety days prior to date of employment are acceptable. Any employment offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of this exam.

The Cleveland Metropolitan School district is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Additionally, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District values language diversity among its students and employees. Persons who are bilingual are encouraged to apply for employment opportunities.

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