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at Spring Independent School District

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 5753
Categories: General Labor

Job Description

Openings as of 10/15/2019

  • LSSP POOL JobID: 5753
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  • Date Posted:

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  •   Days Per Year: 192

    Min: $54,004
    Mid: $67,360

    JOB TITLE: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

    REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Special Services

    WAGE: Exempt

    Pay Grade: AI 2

    The Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) is responsible for serving on the appraisal team and consulting with teachers, support personnel, parents and community agencies concerning prevention and/or intervention strategies relating to learning and behavior problems.
    All employees of SISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.


    • Master’s Degree in School Psychology from an accredited college or university
    • LSSP License
    • Teaching experience
    • Fluent in Spanish
    • Knowledge of psycho educational testing
    • Ability to work with diverse populations
    • Skill in consultation with teachers and parents
    • Ability to work well under pressure
    1. Participates as a member of the Admission, Review, and Dismissal/Individual Educational Plan Committee for special education placement of and programming for students.
      1. Assesses referred students to determine the factors influencing behavior as it relates to educational performance.
      2. Assists in gathering of psychological data from outside professionals.
      3. Collects and interprets data in order to make recommendations to support student academic progress.
      4. Assess students functioning in relation to IDEA and TEA disability condition criteria.
      5. Conduct and/or assist with Functional Behavior Assessment.
      6. Conduct and/or assist with development of student Behavior Intervention Plan.
      7. Functions as ARD committee member to formulate appropriate educational and behavioral goals for students.
      8. Assists in the transmittal of psychological information to outside professional individuals and agencies.
      9. Clearly communicate assessment findings and recommendations to student, parents, teachers and staff.
      10. Provides psychological services that are preventative in nature.
        1. Provide counseling and/or psychological services as a related service of special education when needed is determined by the ARD committee.
        2. Serves as a team member on the MDIT.
        3. Provides professional support for Student Assistance Committee in the R to I process.
        4. Acts as a resource for building principals and their staffs upon request.
          1. Provides consultation and/or in-service to principals and teachers.
          2. Teaches methods of intervention and modification of behavior.
          3. Teaches theories of child development, group dynamics, perception and learning.
          4. Interprets and applies appraisal and assessment data as it relates to the students performance.
          5. Participates in professional and community activities which will improve services in the areas of appraisal, diagnosis, prevention and/or intervention methods related to learning and behavior problems.
          6. Participation in PLC and other departmental meetings.
          7. Perform all TEA Audit Mandates as appropriate
          8. Maintain professional license
          9. Attendance in departmental meetings.
          10. 9. Performs other appropriate duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Special Services.

            The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling , reaching/repetitive hand motions, and the ability to work with frequent interruptions. May be required to lift or position students with physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint; and assist non-ambulatory students. Exposure to biological hazards. Mental demands: Ability to maintain emotional control under stress; ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication. Travel within the district as required.

            The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.