- Master’s Degree or higher
- School Psychologist license
- Varied school experiences
- Good organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks.
- Good communication skills and willingness to work collaboratively with others.
- Enjoys working with children and adults.
- Support the philosophy of Danville Community School Corporation
Director of Special Services
Students as directed
The School Psychologist will conduct psycho-educational evaluations in compliance with federal and state law, for those students referred. Actively collaborate with educators, administrators, families and other health professionals in addressing the needs of all students and creating a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment for all students and strengthen connections between home and school.
- Conduct screening of students involved in RTI
- Conduct initial evaluations within state time lines, and assist in determining eligibility for special educations services
- Conduct re-evaluations of students currently enrolled in special education programs, as deemed appropriate by case conference decision or requested by parent or school personnel
- Conduct evaluations at the request of the Director of Special Education
- Obtain release for information and request information. Communicate with community agencies, hospitals, doctors, etc. to obtain background and/or current information, as needed
- Prepare a written report for each student tested with reason for referral, social and developmental history, psycho-educational test results, data interpretation, summary and recommendations. Reports should be completed and provided to parents, if requested, at least five (5) days prior to the case conference. Assessments results may be shared with school personnel for preplanning purposes. Copies of the report will be provided for the case conference committee
- Participate as an active member of the case conference committee and the multi-disciplinary team. Present and interpret both internal and external (if applicable) testing data to parents and school personnel. Propose recommendations
- Participate in the development, implementation, and follow up of individual education plans (IEP) for students
- Support and assist parents in understanding educational, emotional and social needs of their child in regards to his/her handicapping condition(s) and school services
- Participate in annual case reviews and transition plan development as needed
- Assist with evaluations of ESL students as needed
Collaboration with Schools:
- Participate, assist, monitor and/or collaborate on general education intervention plans.
- Assume all other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate as assigned by the Building Administrator or Director of Special Education.
- Performs other such duties as assigned by the building principal or Superintendent.
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 the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use of hands to handle, or feel objects, reach with hands and arms.
The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds routinely, 36-49 pounds occasionally, and 50 plus pounds with team assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
**This is a 120 day position per school year.**