Leander ISD is currently evaluating several potential models in light of the changing situation, and following guidance established by local, state and federal leaders.
Regardless of what decisions are reached in order to open our campuses and operations, we must ask that all applicants, new employees, and current staff be prepared for
possible variations in campus assignments, hours of operations, and modifications to job duties among other considerations.
Any of these possible changes may not be known until we move into the school year and certainly will depend upon any developments in managing COVID -19 restrictions and recommendations.
The State Board for Educator Certification will require all first time applicants for an initial credential to be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check. A $50.20 fingerprinting fee will be charged once hired.
To administer and interpret formal psychological evaluations for special education eligibility, suggest remedies to behavior challenges, recommend specifications to assist in the placement of students in the least restrictive environment, provide related services in the educational setting, provide staff and parent consultation, and help with supervision of behavioral supports and services.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Plan and administer comprehensive psychological assessments.
- Analyze and interpret the results of completed assessments.
- Formulate remedial programming or alternative strategies for referred students.
- Provide educational, psychological, behavioral consultation and counseling.
- Provide emergency intervention in student/staff crisis situations.
- Perform school-based, departmental, and system-wide responsibilities.
- Demonstrates regular and prompt attendance.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
- Master's degree in school psychology from an accredited program.
- Valid license issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) required. For Interns – eligibility as LSSP Intern under TSBEP regulations.
- Experience in teaching or clinical psychology in public school environment preferred.
- Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development and learning theories.
- Skill in organization, communication, and interpersonal relations.
- Ability to effectively review and analyze students to determine needs.
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.
- Needs to move about inside the classroom or campus to monitor students as necessary.
- Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
- Frequent moving of small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
- Occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
- Potential exposure to bodily fluids and communicable diseases.
- Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis.
- Ability to compose material such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications of limited scope or impact and to make presentations outside of the immediate work area.
- Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit.
- Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
- May be required to lift 50-80 pounds unassisted.
- May be required to lift 81-200 pounds assisted.
- Use standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.
- Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
- May work prolonged or irregular hours.
- Work with frequent interruptions.
- Maintain composure and professionalism at all times.
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