CC253 School Psychologist
Tuba City Unified School District Tuba City AZ.
- A master’s degree and one year internship in an educational setting
- A valid certification to practice as a school psychologist in the State of Arizona.
Reports To: Special Education Director
Term of Employment: 9 month
Be an agent of change in the schools that enables students to derive the fullest possible educational experiences from school by promoting continual upgrading of mental health and educational services for students.
- Assess difficulties and/or handicaps of referred students through appropriate evaluation and diagnostic practices.
- Attend multidisciplinary staffing and recommend placement for all exceptional students in appropriate special education classes as the result of evaluation and diagnostic practices.
- Gather sufficient information from previous records and through observation and assessment, to determine how a student can best be helped.
- Provide a comprehensive psycho-educational report after conducting a a formal evaluation which is included in the referred students file at the special education office.
- Serve as a resource person and consultant to special education teachers by imparting pertinent information which is utilized in formulating and implementing an individual educational plan as the result of a formal assessment, discuss strategies and methods of intervention which may be utilized in providing more relevant educational experiences; discuss the implemented strategies and methods for possible reassessment and/or refinement, and assist the teacher in a yearly review of all exceptional students to determine if continual placement is warranted.
- Serve as a consultant to parents and/or guardians by imparting information concerning the educational and psychological strengths and needs of their child; interpret the findings of the formal assessment, and give suggestions on strategies and methods of working with the school to assist the child.
- Assist teachers, administrators and parents to develop a great understanding of student behavior and to create a special climate in the school which maximizes learnng and personal growth for the student.
- Consult with teachers, chairpersons, and administrators on possible ways to improve conditions necessary for effective student learning.
- Counsel with individual students who are self-referred or referred by teachers, administrators, parents or community agencies to help them develop behavior patterns and attitudes which are appropriate to students’ environmental and developmental states.
- Provide crisis intervention counseling as the need arises.
- Cooperate with personnel such as administrators, deans, counselors, school nurse etc. in obtaining and imparting information to fulfill and expedite the educational experiences of individual students.
- Cooperate with personnel of community health and social welfare agencies and refer students to appropriate agencies when it is felt that the school district cannot provide sufficient in-depth services.
- Receive screening forms from the special education office and set up Student Study Team as respective schools and meet to refer for possible comprehensive evaluation or other appropriate services.
- Serve as a liaison between school and community.
- Identify and utilize remedial/corrective resources available within the school or community.
- Assist with the in-service training of school personnel.
- Attend staff, departmental and professional development meetings
- Continually update knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to placement criteria of exceptional students, and seek current information on assessment, diagnostic and intervention methodologies through attending professional development in-services or formal classes.
Performance on this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.
All employees are subject to a criminal background check. The Tuba City Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, military status, age, national origin, or disability. Offers of employment, contingent upon funding.
The completed and signed Employment Application and all required documents must be submitted to the Human Resource Office by the close of business (5:00 PM) on or before the closing date specified on the Vacancy Announcement. All applications submitted by following methods must be signed to be acceptable. Unsigned applications will be deemed incomplete and will not be accepted. Submitting a signed application to replace the unsigned application at a later date is also not acceptable.
Employment applications can be delivered to the TCUSD Human Resource office by one of the following methods:
- Hand delivered to TCUSD Human Resource, 67 Maple Street, TCUSD District Office Tuba City, AZ 86045.
- Mailed via postal service and must be received by HR at close of business on or before closing date. Mail to: TCUSD Resource Box 67, Tuba City AZ 86045
- Faxed to HR (928) 283-1202 and must be received by HR at close of business on or before closing date.
- Email to HR Director or Administrative Assistant and must be received by HR at close of business on or before closing date.