Job Description

Openings as of 5/22/2018
Psychology/Behavioral Services

  • Psychologist JobID: 5447
  • Position Type:
    Psychology/Behavioral Services/Psychologist

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Special Services

  • FTE/Hours per week:1.0

    Starting Salary Range:
    Special Services
    Lead Psychologist

    CLASS SUMMARY: Under general direction, incumbents provide psychological services in the school environment to include evaluation, consultation and program development to benefit students and their families who require special education or are at risk.


    1. Evaluates students for special education eligibility including diagnosing emotional, behavioral, learning and attention problems and determining the appropriate placement or intervention method. Daily 45% C4
    2. Counsels students individually or in groups on issues such as drug abuse, physical abuse, school behavior and motivation. Determines which concerns the school can handle and which need to be referred to outside agencies. Daily 10% C4
    3. Writes and/or dictates psychological reports including determining information needed in a formal evaluation and the terminology to be used in the diagnosis. Weekly 20% C4
    4. Consults teachers and parents in order to provide intervention techniques/methods in helping students to be more successful in school and in dealing with family problems. Weekly 10% C4
    5. Attends staff, professional and agency meetings in order to discuss student needs, referral availability and intervention methods. Stays updated on new educational and psychological theories, processes and techniques. Monthly 5% C4
    6. Provides in-service training on behavioral techniques and processes including determining the audience and the most effective presentation method. Quarterly 5% C4
    7. Works with others in developing programs for students needing special education or students at risk including determining staff, materials and dates and observing programs for effectiveness. Annually 5% C4
    8. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. As Required
    To be eligible for this position, an applicant must meet the following required qualifications. In addition, verification of these required qualifications is necessary.
    • Master’s degree in Psychology;
    • Valid Arizona Department of Education Psychologist Certificate.
    It is preferred that applicant possesses the following preferred qualifications; however, the following qualifications are not required to be eligible for this position.
    • One year of school psychology experience;
    • Valid Arizona State Psychology Licensure;
    • Valid National Certificate for School Psychology.
    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Skills required, but not limited to, for this position include:
    • Understanding learning, behavioral and child development theories;
    • Demonstrating presentation techniques;
    • Knowing referral sources;
    • Understanding criteria for special education eligibility;
    • Knowing State and Federal laws governing special education.
    • Preparing psychological evaluations and reports;
    • Selecting and using testing methods and interpreting the results;
    • Facilitating meetings;
    • Diagnosing learning and behavioral problems;
    • Implementing intervention methods;
    • Using computer-related software applications;
    • Engaging and encouraging communication skills while interacting with supervisors, staff, students, etc. to exchange information.
    The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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