LCSD is seeking a PreK-12 School Psychologist! Is this YOU?
Work where you live and play – – in a rewarding position with amazing people!
Reports To: LCHS Principal
Length of Assignment: 10 months (189 contract days) Follows LCSD calendar;
Salary: LCSD Certified Salary Schedule SSP starts at MA, Row E ($52, 279 base); salary prorated if more than 179 days plus EXCELLENT benefits! (2023-2024 Salary Schedule will be updated when compensation negotiations are finalized)
Start Date: 2023-2024 School Year
- Must have a Master’s degree with School Psychology Certificate or Specialist of Education in School Psychology.
- Must hold a current Colorado Department of Education Special Service Provider license with an endorsement as a School Psychologist
The district school psychologist reports directly to the LCHS principal and collaborates with special education teams in each building. The school psychologist meets regularly with the special education building teams to collaborate on special education evaluations, services, and other plans. The school psychologist collaborates with teams and teachers who oversee emotionally disabled students, including all evaluations, behavior plans, and direct services. An ability to de-escalate student behavior is essential. The school psychologist attends IEP meetings as requested by case managers and provides reports for staff within a timely manner. The psychologist also works directly with building administrators to support an MTSS and Response to Intervention program, including necessary observations, assessments, and reports. The school psychologist will provide necessary training to all staff as needed. The school psychologist collaborates with counselors and mental health providers to ensure services are available and effective. The school psychologist also collaborates with administrators and mental health providers to conduct threat assessments. The school psychologist is available to consult with parents as needed. This position requires a high degree of collaborative communication and leadership. It also requires substantial organizational and time management skills. Written reports require a skill set that allows for efficiency and accessibility. A high level of autonomy is expected with equal amounts of self-management.
- Provide direct mental health counseling services to targeted individual students and student groups
- Serve as a resource for general and special education staff to promote and implement academic and behavioral supports
- Assist IEP teams with the development and implementation of IEPs
- Document services provided and monitor student progress
- Write behavior plans in conjunction with other pertinent team members (e.g., education staff and parents) and assist with behavior interventions when deemed appropriate
- Lead/Collaborate in the Functional Behavior Assessment process in assigned buildings
- Lead/Collaborate in the threat assessment process in assigned buildings
- Provide MTSS and RtI leadership and support in assigned buildings; participate in school district MTSS and RtI teams and assist with the facilitation and documentation of research-based methods for academic and behavioral supports
- Share pertinent evaluation/observation information with parents, students, and agencies as appropriate
- Administer, score, and interpret necessary assessments (broad and focused) to assist in determining disabling conditions, and/or tiered programming for students according to State and Federal Regulations and according to Mountain BOCES policies and procedures
- Ensure compliance with all IEPs at the secondary level
- Ensure that schools at the secondary level are in compliance with State and Federal regulations
- Regularly run special education meetings at the secondary level
- Support special education teachers to ensure a deep understanding of the special education process including all aspects of writing and implementing a high quality IEP
- Evaluate Special Education teachers and providers at the secondary level
- Establish, maintain and enhance effective communication with administrators, staff members, students, and families
- Respond with a sense of flexibility and willingness to meet the demands of the job as they come up
- Other duties as assigned
Specific Skills Preferred:
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, and Data Management along with the Google Suite of applications
- Strong customer relations skills
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to collaborate with team members
- Leadership skills that support program objectives
- Understanding of the IEP process
- Experience with special populations
- Knowledge of MTSS and RtI process
- Knowledge of progress monitoring tools and techniques
- Demonstrated ability to administer and interpret cognitive and social/emotional diagnostic evaluations
- Demonstrated ability to provide evaluation results clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
How to apply:
● Internal candidates (LCSD Employees), please submit a transfer request, letter of interest and resume to Kathleen Fitzsimmons, HR Manager.
● External candidates, please submit a Certified Employee Application. In addition to completing this application, please submit a resume, transcripts, credentials, three letters of recommendation and a copy of your Colorado Teaching Certificate/License if available, to Kathleen Fitzsimmons, HR Manager.
Lake County School District is an equal opportunity employer.