School Psychologist 2022-2023 School Year job vacancy in Panama Buena Vista Union School District – Jobs in California
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Company Name : Panama Buena Vista Union School District
Company Location : Bakersfield, CA 93313
Job Position : School Psychologist 2022-2023 School Year
Job Category : Jobs in California
Job Description :
Student Support Services/Psychologist
Various School Sites
Open until filled
Panama-Buena Vista Union School District invites well qualified candidates to apply for the position of School Psychologist. The District is looking for a pscyhologist who enables students to attain academic success by providing direct psychological services, keeping in mind their individual needs in intellectual, emotional, physical, and social domains. Oversees and provides assessment, counseling, consultation, crisis intervention, program evaluation, case management, and staff development in-service education.
DISTINGUISHING CAREER FEATURES:
The School Psychologist is a senior professional position that works as part of an academic team to coordinate, facilitate, and provide direct service to students and parents. Assignment or advancement to this position requires compliance with the qualifications of the position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Facilitates individual student development by defining and clarifying school-related problems using psychological theories. Conducts designated instruction and service counseling individually or in small groups to students requiring this service.
Conducts interviews, observations, and behavioral assessments with students ranging from preschool to teenage years. Selects and administers assessment tools. Scores, interprets, and integrates results with other data. Prepares assessments of individual students based on psychological and educational test information.
Interprets student placement and assessment results and links placement test scores to advising content that can be used by Teachers and Counselors. Conveys assessments to parents, staff, and others involved in the student’s educational interest.
Performs differential diagnosis of handicapping conditions, including but not limited to learning and physical disabilities, emotional disturbances, and giftedness.
Recommends student placements and individual educational plans based on student education considerations and classroom management needs. Consults with and facilitates study team reviews to develop student academic objectives.
Participates with other academic professionals to enhance student school performance by applying psychological methods such as life space interviewing, client-centered consultation, home school contracts, behavior management, self-instruction, and reinforcement management strategies. Supports therapeutic efforts of outside professionals as required.
Evaluates student performance and uses specialized procedures designed to assess educational, cognitive, and behavioral change and progress. Evaluates the effectiveness of prior interventions.
Provides consultation to academic and classified school personnel relating to curricular and ecological adaptations, classroom climate, instructional programs and techniques, and meeting individual student needs.
Plans, prepares, and conducts in-service education for academic professionals on various topics applying to students with regular and special educational needs.
Plans, prepares, and conducts school-based individual and group counseling experiences for students for the purpose of improving social and emotional functioning and development.
Plans, prepares, and conducts parent education programs including, but not limited to, topics such as child-rearing and discipline.
Works with parents and teachers to give and interpret behavior rating assessments for students considered for a clinical diagnosis. Conducts classroom observations of students being considered for special education services for learning disabilities.
Conducts special assessments for students being considered for expulsion and participates in pre-expulsion proceedings.
Evaluates educational programs that are designed to meet special student needs. Applies specified methodologies to evaluate programs.
Consults with administrators, academic professionals, and others on federal and state laws and regulations relating to regular and special education.
Services as a liaison to regional and community resources that provide services to students and parents in medical, psychiatric, therapeutic, and other needs.
Works and interacts with peers, as individuals and/or in team/group settings, in a professional manner that contributes to the District’s academic achievement goals.
Provides crisis intervention, grief, and other counseling as needed.
Conducts research on academic outcomes related to student performance.
Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential
Master’s degree from an accredited university with major coursework in psychology or related field. Doctorate in Education is desired and may substitute for some experience.
Experience in related field is desired
SALARY AND TERMS OF SERVICE
The salary range for Psychologist is $ 92,476 – $112,108, nine (9) steps, 204 working days per year, eight (8) hours per day (based on the 2020-21 Salary Schedule). Placement on the salary schedule is determined by the number of years of prior experience. $2,000/year stipend for a Doctorate Degree. Additional days, evenings/weekends as needed to perform related job duties and responsibilities. The District currently contributes $18,845.00 per year to family dental, medical and vision insurance. Prepaid life insurance plan for employee only.
Panama-Buena Vista Union School District prohibits discrimination, harassment (including sexual), intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. P-BVUSD requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
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