Licensed Specialist In School Psychology (LSSP)
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Round Rock Independent School District
School / Org:
||Round Rock Independent School District
||Round Rock, Texas
No. of Positions:
||2 January 2018
||19 January 2018
Round Rock Independent School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Licensed Specialist In School Psychology (LSSP)
Location: Special Education Department
Job Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
Evaluation Type: Professional
Pay Grade: Licensed Professional Salary Schedule
Supervisor: Director, Special Education
Basic Function & Responsibility: Implement the special education appraisal process. Assess the educational, learning styles, and program needs of students referred for special education services. Provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate programs and services, including counseling, to students with disabilities.
Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
- Support the implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of assigned programs for elementary and secondary education, curriculum, and/or instructional support, and ensure that assigned programs are efficiently and effectively administered.
- Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement plans.
- Plan and manage a program of psychological services, including psychological counseling for students and parents of special educations students.
- Conduct comprehensive individual assessments of students referred for special education placement, including comprehensive assessment of emotional/behavioral factors and other conditions related to learning.
- Participate in the development of individual educational plans and/or behavior management plan including follow-up and reevaluation.
- Consult with teachers, support professional personnel, parents, and community agencies concerning prevention and/or intervention strategies relating to learning and behavioral problems of students.
- Assist campuses in resolving parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
- Assist in managing student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:
- Coordinate and facilitate the Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD) meetings, including document preparation/review, scheduling with all parties such as parents, principals, teachers and support staff, and implement agreed upon changes.
- Serve as a liaison for special education services between administrators, parents, and teachers.
- Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required for all areas of responsibility, including maintenance of student schedules as necessary.
- Attend meetings as requested by supervisor.
- Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
- Present a positive role model for students that supports the mission of the district and campus.
- Coordinate departmental activities with other District offices and administrators and provide assistance to requesting departments.
- Follow District and department policies and procedures.
- Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.
Professional Growth and Development:
- Participate in professional development that increases effectiveness and improves District performance.
Academic Excellence Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:
- Support the administration of state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
- Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist with planning corrective action for the affected group of students and/or campuses.
- Articulate the district/campus mission and goals to the community and solicit support in realizing the mission.
- Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the Districtís initiatives.
- Foster positive morale by participating in team building activities and the decision-making process.
- Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
- Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised: None.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories.
- Skill in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge of TEA/federal related rules, regulations and procedures.
- Skill in conducting team efforts to design, implement, measure, and refine programs and services.
- Skill in implementing communication and collaboration between and among various areas of the organization to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
- Skill in communicating effectively with parents, students, staff, and community.
- Skill in delivery of services throughout the learning community, assigned area, and customers.
- Skill in implementing integration and interaction of vertical and horizontal systems to guarantee the support of high student achievement and customer satisfaction.
- Skill in analyzing complex information.
- Skill in implementing long-range and immediate plans.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.
Entry Qualifications: Masterís degree from an accredited college or university and licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners and Psychologists as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology.
Physical & Mental Demands:
- Maintain emotional control under stress.
- Work with frequent interruptions.
- Travel district wide frequently and statewide occasionally.
- Work extended and irregular hours.
- Sit for extended periods of time.
- Use computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand motions.
- Lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs. occasionally.
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment with little or no exposure to physical risk.
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