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Palmdale School District
Palmdale, California, United States (on-site)
16 days ago


Fundamental Objective:

Provide state and federally mandated psycho-educational services to the schools, including: assessment, DIS counseling, consultation, crisis intervention, and case management for initial assessment.

Supervision Exercised and Received:

Reports to the Director of Special Education. Under the direction and supervision of the Site Administrator while performing duties.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts state and federally mandated psycho-educational assessment of students referred for special education consideration, including initial evaluations, reevaluations and triennials.
  • Conducts mandatory classroom observation of students being considered for special education services due to suspected learning disabilities.
  • Conducts Designated Instruction and Services (DIS) counseling, individually and/ or in small group, to students requiring this service according to their Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Prepares comprehensive, written psycho-educational case study reports for initials and triennials.
  • Participates in initial and triennial review IEP team meetings for students.
  • Recommends to the IEP team goals and objectives for students with special needs in the areas of social, emotional and adaptive skill development, and assists in the development of goals and objectives in other areas as needed.
  • Participates in other IEP team meetings as requested or deemed appropriate by the school administrator, District administration, or IEP team administrative designee, including 30-day transfer review meetings and meetings in which a change of placement to a more restrictive setting is under consideration for a student with special needs.
  • May serve as administrative designee for IEP meetings.
  • Collaborate as needed with school staff with Response to Instruction (RTI) to develop informal modification and/or suggesting possible resource or interventions for student in need of academic and or/or behavioral difficulties which may include observations.
  • Serves as Case Manager for students referred for initial psycho-educational assessment of special education needs and eligibility.
  • Conducts Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA).
  • Collaborate with IEP team members with development and evaluation of behavior intervention plans as needed.
  • Participates in Section 504 Accommodation meetings, as needed.                                                                                                                                        
  • Conducts Manifestation Determination Assessments.
  • Consults with teachers, parents and school staff regarding curricular and ecological modifications and accommodations for students experiencing academic, attendance, social, emotional and adaptive difficulties.
  • Provides crisis intervention, suicide and threat assessments, and grief counseling to the general population of students at his/her school(s), and to other schools within the District, as needed.
  • Initiates ERICS mental health referrals with the assistance of school staff, direct supervisor and/or District administration.
  • Provides short-term behavioral intervention for general education students, as needed.
  • Provides direct services through a variety of methods (i.e. classroom presentations, individual / small groups, in-services to staff/parents).
  • Organize school mental health referrals and be the liaison between school and community agencies as needed for general and special education students with coordination from District administration.
  • Serve as mandated reporter with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), both by telephone and in writing, on behalf of students when any type of abuse is suspected (physical, emotional, sexual or neglect).

Position Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Educational or School Psychology and a pupil Personnel Services Credential with authorization to serve as a School Psychologist
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License and have the availability of an automobile
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, leadership skills, and the ability to promote problem-solving and consensus-building activities among others

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66874633
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Palmdale, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Palmdale School District
  • Position Title: School Psychologist
  • Job Function: School Psychologist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Master's

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