Openings as of 12/1/2022
Leyden Area Special Education Cooperative
10401 W. Grand Avenue
Franklin Park, Illinois 60131
JOB TITLE: School Psychologist
LOCATION: LASEC Office/Partner Schools
DEPARTMENT: School Support Services
REPORTS TO: School Psychologist Supervisor
TERM: 10-Month 3 days a week
HOURS: Per school district of assignment
STARTING SALARY RANGE: Regionally Competitive
Position Summary: The school psychologist position involves participation in the RtI and problem solving process, data based decision making, conducting psychological evaluations, providing counseling and direct service interventions, consultation and collaboration with teachers, parents, and other professionals, and development of programs and staff training.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Knowledge and skill in using psychological instruments to evaluate students.
2. Knowledge of child and adolescent development and psychopathology.
3. Ability to establish goals for the psychology program appropriate to the setting and the students served.
4. Knowledge of state and federal regulations and of resources both within and beyond the school and district.
5. Ability to integrate with the regular school program, to meet the needs of individual students and including prevention.
6. Ability to establish rapport with students.
7. Supports a culture for positive mental health throughout the school.
8. Supports and maintains clear procedures for referrals.
9. Supports standards of conduct for testing and evaluation.
10. Organizes physical space for testing of students and storage of materials.
11. Responds to referrals; consults with teachers and administrators.
12. Evaluates students in compliance with the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) guidelines.
13. Demonstrated leadership of evaluation team in assigned districts.
14. Plans interventions to maximize students’ likelihood of success.
15. Maintains contact with physicians and community mental health service providers as needed to meet the needs of students involved in the special education process/services.
16. Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness.
17. Reflects on practice as school psychologist and team member.
18. Communicates with families.
19. Maintains accurate records.
20. Participation in a professional learning community.
21. Engages in professional development.
22. Demonstrates professionalism.
23. Other Duties may be assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Potential supervision of interns and clinical students.
In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibilitysa tisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications, skills, physical demands, and work environment required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Professional Educator License with school psychologist endorsement.
Bilingual skills, preferred.
Must have valid Illinois Driver’s license and automobile insured for school travel between school sites.
Skills Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Ability to read and interpret qualitative and quantitative student assessment data.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to collaborate with professionals across disciplines and families.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work with students in a school setting.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, bend, operate a computer, sit, and to reach with hands and arms and will repeat actions with the same hand, arm, or finger motion. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, such as files or testing protocols/instruments. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Long term use of computer monitors is required.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. However, on occasion, the noise level will be
moderate for a brief period of time. Work is conducted indoors. This work is normally conducted at partner school district or LASEC office.
Evaluation: Job performance is evaluated in accordance to Cooperative guidelines by the School Psychologist Supervisor, Assistant Director, and/or the Executive Director.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive listing of the duties performed in this position. The individuals currently holding this position perform additional duties and additional duties
may be assigned. Leyden Area Special Education Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and practice of LASEC to decide all matters relating to employment solely on the basis of the applicant’s ability to perform the essential functions of the position. LASEC ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, or handicap. LASEC has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certificated employees. Any individual needing assistance in making application for this opening should contact the office of the Executive Director.