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School Psychologist - Minnesota Valley Education District

Posted on 2021-06-10 11:09:07 AM

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Minnesota Valley Education District (MVED) is looking for a School Psychologist beginning August 2021. Job Summary: Provides direct and indirect psychological/behavioral services to students. Provides individual and group counseling, behavioral observation, intervention strategies, consultation, and in-service presentations. Assesses students in order to determine eligibility for special education services or continuing need for special education services. Ensures that proper procedures, methods and timelines are followed in accordance with federal laws, Minnesota statutes, and other guidelines. Major Duties & Responsibilities: * Identifies and assesses the learning, development and mental health needs of individuals and groups, as well as, environmental factors that affect learning. Gathers and interprets assessment data and develops integrated evaluation summary reports; * Identifies needs and provides direct services to students in assigned schools; * Provides consultation to teachers, parents, administration, and other school personnel to plan strategies to assist with behavior and learning difficulties to improve achievement and school engagement. Consults with instructors and parents to design Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals and services to support the learning environment for increased educational benefit; * Reviews records and other information obtained from outside agencies, including medical, and translate diagnostic treatment information into educational and behavioral terms for school district teachers and other professionals; * Collaborates with social workers, behavioral and instructional personnel to assess and develop Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA), Proactive Behavior Management Plans (PBMP), and document emergency and restrictive procedures to meet students' needs and best practices. Serves on the assessment team to identify disability (emotional/behavioral) of students; * Maintains students records and data for Third Party Reporting (TPR), as well as due process, according to MN law, IDEA, and school district policies and procedures; * Communicates effectively with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis. Share pertinent information with parents and staff. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with students, parents and staff. Collaborates to provide training and professional development for department programs and assists with research as deemed appropriate; * Complies with due process requirements. Participates in professional organizations and continually seeks to improve professional knowledge and skill. Applies ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychological services and observes relevant laws and policies that govern practice; * Performs other job-related duties as assigned; * Conducts educational assessments, such as intelligence and academic achievement testing, functional behavioral assessments, social-emotional behavior rating, adaptive behavior scales, behavioral observations, and functional skills assessments. Review files, and interview staff and parents as components of the assessment process; * Conducts Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and assists with the development of positive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). Links assessment information to school-wide, classroom, or individual interventions; * Plans and develops education evaluation referrals with the IEP managers, so that evaluations are comprehensive and include all the elements specified by the state of Minnesota. Coordinates assessment summary report writing with the IEP managers. Reminds staff of when reevaluations, such as IEP assessments, are due; * Provides behavioral support and crisis interventions, as needed; * Collaborates with community agencies and organizations in order to connect students with community resources. Licensures, Certifications and Other Requirements; * Master's degree or doctorate degree in school psychology from an accredited college or university. * Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education as a School Psychologist. * May be required to possess a current Minnesota Motor Vehicle Class D Operator License. Application can be found at mnved.org<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmnved.org%2FEmployment&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cb5a50e401946467e99c008d92c2a10f1%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637589381473944494%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=5Pa1NcKuQabbi9nDdFoVGjSNMS1DHrTBomyuMvw69CQ%3D&reserved=0> and application materials can be emailed to employment@mnved.org<mailto:employment@mnved.org> -- Minnesota Valley Education District 801 Davis Street St. Peter, MN 56082 507.934.5420
Minnesota Valley Education District (MVED) is looking for a School Psychologist beginning August 2021.

Job Summary:
Provides direct and indirect psychological/behavioral services to students.  Provides individual and group counseling, behavioral observation, intervention strategies, consultation, and in-service presentations.  Assesses students in order to determine eligibility for special education services or continuing need for special education services.  Ensures that proper procedures, methods and timelines are followed in accordance with federal laws, Minnesota statutes, and other guidelines.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Identifies and assesses the learning, development and mental health needs of individuals and groups, as well as, environmental factors that affect learning.  Gathers and interprets assessment data and develops integrated evaluation summary reports;
  • Identifies needs and provides direct services to students in assigned schools;
  • Provides consultation to teachers, parents, administration, and other school personnel to plan strategies to assist with behavior and learning difficulties to improve achievement and school engagement.  Consults with instructors and parents to design Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals and services to support the learning environment for increased educational benefit;
  • Reviews records and other information obtained from outside agencies, including medical, and translate diagnostic treatment information into educational and behavioral terms for school district teachers and other professionals;
  • Collaborates with social workers, behavioral and instructional personnel to assess and develop Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA), Proactive Behavior Management Plans (PBMP), and document emergency and restrictive procedures to meet students' needs and best practices.  Serves on the assessment team to identify disability (emotional/behavioral) of students;
  • Maintains students records and data for Third Party Reporting (TPR), as well as due process, according to MN law, IDEA, and school district policies and procedures;
  • Communicates effectively with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.  Share pertinent information with parents and staff.  Establishes and maintains positive relationships with students, parents and staff.  Collaborates to provide training and professional development for department programs and assists with research as deemed appropriate;
  • Complies with due process requirements.  Participates in professional organizations and continually seeks to improve professional knowledge and skill.  Applies ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychological services and observes relevant laws and policies that govern practice;
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned;
  • Conducts educational assessments, such as intelligence and academic achievement testing, functional behavioral assessments, social-emotional behavior rating, adaptive behavior scales, behavioral observations, and functional skills assessments.  Review files, and interview staff and parents as components of the assessment process;
  • Conducts Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and assists with the development of positive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).  Links assessment information to school-wide, classroom, or individual interventions;
  • Plans and develops education evaluation referrals with the IEP managers, so that evaluations are comprehensive and include all the elements specified by the state of Minnesota.  Coordinates assessment summary report writing with the IEP managers.  Reminds staff of when reevaluations, such as IEP assessments, are due;
  • Provides behavioral support and crisis interventions, as needed;
  • Collaborates with community agencies and organizations in order to connect students with community resources.
Licensures, Certifications and Other Requirements;
  • Master's degree or doctorate degree in school psychology from an accredited college or university.
  • Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education as a School Psychologist.
  • May be required to possess a current Minnesota Motor Vehicle Class D Operator License.
Application can be found at mnved.org and application materials can be emailed to employment@mnved.org

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Minnesota Valley Education District
801 Davis Street
St. Peter, MN  56082
507.934.5420