School Psychologist

Reading, Pennsylvania

Category: Schools

Contract - Full Time

Job ID: 768523

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 36 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $75 / Hour

Posted Date: 5/17/2024

Reading, Pennsylvania

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Schools

Contract Duration: 36 Weeks

Contract - Full Time

Est. Pay: $75 / Hour

Job ID: 768523

Posted Date: 5/17/2024

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The School Psychologist isresponsible for providing on-site psychological services to those applicable underthe jurisdiction of the state and client.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes multi-factored evaluations (initial and re-evaluations) incompliance with state
  • regulations with in a designated time frame
  • Conducts pre-referral consultation/intervention, including but notlimited to:
    • Being a standing member of the pre-referral team within the assignedschool(s)
    • Observing the student(s)
    • Serving an assessment specialist who may do any or all of thefollowing:
      • Screen at-risk children for intervention
      • Monitor progress during intervention
      • Assess instructional strategies
    • Consults with teachers to add instructional strategies/interventions
    • Monitors response to curriculum modification
  • Serves as an instructional intervention specialist who plansintervention and individual education
  • Pyscho-educational assessments shall include:
    • Norm referenced test that measure intelligence, visual motor skills andfine motor skills
    • Interviews with the patient and/or individuals familiar with thepatient
    • Observations of the patient
  • Consults individually, or in groups, with patients and/or parents orother personnel on matters relating to the education and mental health of the patients to ensurethe development and provision of the most appropriate education program
  • Maintains a monthly Pyscho-Educational Evaluation log for each month ofservice
  • Reviews research in current best practice and presents recommendationsto client for review and potential implementation as requested, including staff training programson the basis of all necessary curriculum components and implements orsupervises the implementation of intervention
  • Participates in on-going training/in-servicing related job duties
  • Consults with teachers and other team members on an ongoing basis
  • Serves as a technical assistant for the support of implementation ofRTI in the assigned schools (if applicable)
  • Conducts an evaluation of each student assigned which shall include,but not limited to:
    • Conducting pre-diagnostic meetings in order to determine scope andsequence of
    • needed evaluations
    • Interviewing the student
    • Observing classroom behaviors
    • Consulting the student’s parents and teacher(s)
  • Reviewing the student’s academic history and current educationalfunctioning
  • Conducts psycho-educational evaluations of the child’s learning processand level of educational achievement
  • Administers specialized evaluations specific to the nature of thechild’s problems
  • Conducts Functional Behavior Analysis for student, if required
  • Helps create Behavior Intervention Plan for student, if required(consultation with team members required)
  • Attends pre-referral and screening team meetings in buildings assigned
  • Enters information regarding the psycho educational evaluation on CRTat least 24 hours prior to the extended IEP team meeting (as applicable per client/staterequirement)
  • Participates in the extended IEP team meetings and other suchprocedures as necessary, including manifestation determination review meetings
  • As part of the team, determines the nature of a child’s problemsthrough a full case study evaluation. When necessary, the Psychologist participates in:
    • Parent conferences
    • Classroom observations
    • Consultations with local agencies
    • Extended IEP team meetings
    • Case follow-ups
    • Consultations with teachers, the other diagnosticians assigned to thecase, supervisors,
    • and social workers
  • Attends PAEC meetings, completing psychological evaluation reports, andscheduling/chairing pre-diagnostic meetings (PDM’s)
  • Participates in other duties based on the needs of students andprograms. These may include teacher in-service, counseling, screening of students (preschool, etc),parent groups, supervision of interns, research of ongoing programs, and development of newprograms
  • Maintains client information in a secure and confidential mannerconsistent with client and local procedures, as well as guidelines set forth by the State and StateBoard of Psychology
  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must maintain current State license and/or certifications in stateof assignment
  • Experience in adolescent population is preferred but not required
  • Observe all laws, regulations and policies of the State Board andClient in providing psychologist services
  • Master’s degree in psychology preferred
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and fromappropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strongcommunication skills; proficiency in the English language may be required
  • Computer proficiency required
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

 

Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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