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NORTH LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
Job Description for
School Psychology Specialist
Department: Special Services
Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Director of Special Services
Amount of Travel Required: 20%
Positions Supervised: None
192-day contract, works Monday through Friday, minimum of 8-hours per day, working hours are set by the Director of Special Services
Works to support the success of students academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. Collaborates with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students. Identifies and assesses the learning, development, and adjustment characteristics and needs of individuals and groups, as well as, the environmental factors that affect learning and adjustment. Provides interventions to students to support the teaching process and to maximize learning and adjustment. Assists in the planning, development, and evaluation of programs to meet identified learning and adjustment needs. Delivers a planned and coordinated program of psychological services.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Compile and interpret students' test results, along with information from teachers and parents, to diagnose conditions, and to help assess eligibility for special services.
Report any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.
Assess an individual child's needs, limitations, and potential, using observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and school personnel.
Select, administer, and score psychological tests.
Provide consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques.
Promote an understanding of child development and its relationship to learning and behavior.
Collaborate with other educational professionals to develop teaching strategies and school programs.
Counsel children and families to help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment.
Develop individualized educational plans in collaboration with teachers and other staff members.
Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data.
Serve as a resource to help families and schools deal with crises, such as separation and loss.
Attend workshops, seminars, or professional meetings to remain informed of new developments in school psychology.
Design classes and programs to meet the needs of special students.
Refer students and their families to appropriate community agencies for medical, vocational, or social services.
Initiate and direct efforts to foster tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity in school communities.
Collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs and other services, such as behavioral management systems.
Provide educational programs on topics such as classroom management, teaching strategies, or parenting skills.
Conduct research to generate new knowledge that can be used to address learning and behavior issues.
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Loyal - The trait of feeling a duty to the employer.
Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
Research Skills - Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation.
Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
Diversity-Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Master’s degree; Valid Arkansas Teacher’s License with certification in School Psychology P-12 (#316)
Experience: One to two years related experience
Computer Skills: Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and EXCEL, with the ability to acquire additional computer skills related to APSCN, COGNOS with minimum additional training.
Certificates & Licenses: Minimum of a Master’s degree required.
Other Requirements: Ability to maintain a high percentage of attendance. Many functions of the job are time sensitive dealing with Stimulus money and other sources of funding, therefore, the ability to work under pressure with a high degree of accuracy is necessary.
Handling / Fingering
Reach Above Shoulder
Squat or Kneel
10 lbs or less
Over 100 lbs
N (Not Applicable)
12 lbs or less
N (Not Applicable)
Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Other Physical Requirements
Sense of Sound (ability to carry on telephone conversations)
Sense of Touch
The work environment has limited exposure to environmental conditions. Noise levels best described as "quiet to moderate" are typical for the work environment.
The North Little Rock School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position Type: Full-time
Student Services > Psychologist
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