TASA Career Center

Wharton ISD - Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Job Details

Region: 3
School District/Employer: Wharton ISD
District Category/Employer: Campus
Position: Psychologist
Assignment Level: Level
  • Alternative School
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Special Education
Job Title: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
School: Wharton ISD
Campus Description: Our school district is built on the standard of “One Team, One Vision, Together on a Mission,” ensuring teamwork and cohesion play vital roles in the academic success of our students. Wharton ISD boasts a district enrollment of approximately 2200 students, making it a 4A classification.
Date Posted: 6/12/2019
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Primary Purpose:
Provide initial evaluations and reevaluations as required. Provide consultation, technical assistance, and psychological services to assigned campuses. Psychological services may include crisis intervention, and other direct or indirect services to students and families. Supervision of counselor for short-term individual counseling, group counseling.

Performance Effectiveness: Preparation and Planning
Obtain data reports in order to maintain schedule for timely completion of reevaluations for assigned student group.
Plan evaluation schedule to optimize time in order to meet required timelines.
Coordinate with other members of the multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated determination of needed evaluation data within timelines.
Collaborate and coordinate with campus staff to attend appropriate ARD/IEP meetings.
Manage schedule to inform the director when assistance is needed in meeting timelines.
Maintain adequate supply of protocols, etc. and place order for materials in a timely manner.
Assist other appraisal staff as time and schedule permits.
Communicate information to the special education director or supervisor as appropriate.
Provide documentation of services to director as requested.
Attend and conduct Manifestation Determination Review ARDs for students identified as ED, OHI or AU

Performance Effectiveness: Knowledge and Techniques
Consult and coordinate with teachers to assist in intervention strategies and techniques.
Utilize various assessment instruments and techniques, as a part of a multidisciplinary team to assist in identifying students with disabilities.
Demonstrates high degree of knowledge, understanding and skill with respect to the appraisal process.
Assist school staff members with intervention strategies and techniques regarding discipline problems.
Utilize preventive strategies to remove social/emotional barriers to academic success.
Write compliant evaluation reports documenting state and federal requirements.
Supervise Counselor that provides individual or group counseling based on evaluation, the IEP, and ARD/IEP committee recommendation.
Participate in development of Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior
Intervention Plan (BIP) as appropriate.
Conduct and assist with staff development as requested by the principal or director.
Train and assist teachers in charting and documentation as needed.
Consult with community agencies, programs and professionals regarding the needs of referred students.
Demonstrate high degree of knowledge regarding special education compliance requirements.
Seek professional growth and training in areas needing improvement.

Performance Effectiveness: Staff and Parent Relations
Communicate with appropriate school personnel regarding evaluation results and strategies.
Communicate with the parent (and student when appropriate) regarding evaluation results and strategies.
Provide consultation to parents and school staff regarding the psychological needs of students as they relate to the educational setting and process.
Assist school personnel in the development of classroom management strategies.
Display sensitivity to the concerns of staff members and colleagues.
Work cooperatively and constructively with other departments, staff, and parents.
Provide consultative assistance to teachers upon request (including strategies, assist with IEP goals/objectives, etc.) and provide follow-up as needed.
Participate as a member of the Autism team.
Performance Effectiveness: Professional Attitude and Conduct
Take initiative to assist teacher or student as appropriate.
Works in harmony with peers and associates.
Responds to suggestions for improvement in a positive manner.
Displays professionalism in dealing with students, parents, staff, and community.
Is punctual.
Maintains regular attendance.
Maintains a professional appearance.
Mentally alert and physically able to perform the job functions.
Displays self-control and tact.
Maintains confidentiality of student records as appropriate.
Collaborates in problem solving.
Follows district guidelines as instructed.
Seeks professional growth through continuing education and staff development.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); ability to instruct; maintain emotional control under stress; frequent prolonged and irregular hours

Qualifications: Education/Certification:
Minimum: Master’s Degree

School experience preferred
As required by certification and licensing process
Salary Range: Dependent upon experience
How To Apply: www.whartonisd.net

Contact Person:

Name: Lynn Bailey
Email: lbailey@whartonisd.net
Address: 2100 North Fulton Street
City: Wharton
State: TX
Zip: 77488-3146
Phone: (979) 532-6248
Fax: (979) 532-6228