The School Psychologist conducts comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations. He/She consults with school personnel and parents regarding planning, implementing and evaluating individual and group interventions. H/eShe also functions as a member of the building-based Student Support Team in providing services to students
- Conducts systematic observations and functional assessments.
- Counsels parents on topics like substance abuse and communication
- Conducts psychological and academic assessments
- Edits and finalizes the evaluation team written report.
- Provides individual and group counseling as appropriate.
- Contributes to program development that furthers the integration of social, coping, and problem solving in the classroom.
- Evaluates and advises school disciplinary practices for troubled students
- Assesses student emotional and behavioral needs
- Interviews parents, teachers and others to gather relevant data regarding student performance.
- Engages and counsels teachers, parents, and caregivers about issues.
- Integrates psychological services into the classroom environment as appropriate.
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology and other related fields
- Must be a licensed or Licensed School Psychologist
- Proven work experience as a School Psychologist for more than 5 years
- Knowledgeable in psychological concepts and evaluation
- Must have good interpersonal and communication skills
Skills needed for this role
The School Psychologist must be able to successfully aid students in their personal and academic development. He/She must be compassionate and committed to students’ well-being. Having good interpersonal skills to relate to students and parents’ well-being is required for this role.