School Psychologist 2017-2018 School Year

Bakersfield City School District Bakersfield , CA 93301

Posted 4 months ago

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
2017-2018 School Year

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

QUALIFICATIONS: Regular California credential authorizing service as school psychologist

REPORTS TO: Administrator as assigned

FUNCTION: To apply psychoeducational principles and knowledge in the assessment, classification, prevention and treatment/education of children with school-related learning, social and emotional difficulties

RESPONSIBILITY:

AUTHORITY:

  • Review, select, design and/or implement individual assessment plans

  • To contact, observe and interact with students, teachers and parents

  • Conduct observations of child in school and/or home and present descriptions of conditions which affect student's learning, emotional and/or social development

  • Assist parents, teachers and students in developing and/or implementing assessment methods (e.g. criterion-referenced, observation and others) on which psycho-educational decisions will be based

  • Diagnose student's social, emotional and learning difficulties

  • Synthesize and interpret assessment data to develop verbal and written reports which answer referral question(s), explain relationship of data to decisions made, help determine educational placement and provide recommendations to assist child

  • To recommend most appropriate educational placement, program and/or services

  • Participate in School Guidance Team meetings and Individual Education Program meetings, and provide recommendations about student needs to teachers, aides, principals, counselors, parents and outside agencies

  • To involve significant others in development of appropriate educational plans

  • Provide inservice to teachers, parents, aides, principals and counselors to include both preventive and remedial psychological applications

  • Provide individual and/or group psychological interventions to assist in remediating social, emotional and/or learning problems

  • To implement, advise and/or utilize psychological intervention strategies

  • Provide clear definitions of target behaviors, provide behavioral objectives and design interventions which others implement

  • Conduct follow-up activities

SALARY: $102,070 - $112,660 annually (199 days)

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the District's "Improvement of Professional Services" handbook, Board Policies and Procedures and consistent with collective bargaining agreements when applicable

MINIMUM APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

An online application and any documents listed below must be submitted:

  • Resume

  • Two letters of recommendation (dated within 1 year)

  • Evidence of credential authorizing service as a school psychologist

Copies of required certificates, transcripts or diplomas may be submitted with application. District may require that originals be presented for verification prior to employment. Please check with Human Resources regarding acceptable documents. For positions requiring college course work official transcripts will be required upon employment.

It is the applicant's responsibility to meet all application requirements and supply copies of all required documents. A separate set of paperwork is required for each application submitted. All application materials submitted become the property of Bakersfield City School District.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Some positions may require proof of privately owned automobile insurance and the possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle operator's license. Fingerprint clearance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice is a condition of appointment after all other required job conditions have been met. Must present verification of completion of Child Abuse Mandated Reporter training or obtain verification within six (6) weeks of hire and annually thereafter, as required by the California Child Abuse Neglect Reporting Act.

The Bakersfield City School District wishes to thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Positions may be re advertised or application deadlines extended at the discretion of the District. Unless otherwise notified by the District, applications received in response to this bulletin will be considered for available District positions in this classification during the current school year. Those meeting minimum qualifications, including passage of required tests, will remain active during this time. Applicants will not be individually notified of their application status.

Any candidates contacting, directly or indirectly, any member of the Board of Education and/or administration with the intention of influencing their or another candidates selection to any administrative position shall be disqualified without recourse.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any of the provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

Bakersfield City School District prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of District employees and job applicants on the basis of actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the District's Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD's Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available upon request.


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