LASSEN COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
TITLE: School Psychologist
Number of Openings
Length of Work Year
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Hold or qualify for an appropriate California PPS Credential
authorizing service as a school psychologist.
2. Training and related experience in the education of individuals
with exceptional needs.
3. Valid California Driver’s License.
4. Personal vehicle for “reimbursed” mileage traveling to assigned
5. Training and related experience in counseling.
6. Such alternatives as the County Superintendent of Schools may
find appropriate and acceptable.
REPORTS TO: Administrator for Special Education
• To provide the most efficient and effective delivery of a wide range of services to individuals with exceptional needs, families, and school site personnel and to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
• To engage in assessments that promotes academic competence and mental health for all
• To collaborate and expand the skills of educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.
• To promote the ongoing development and improvement of services available to school districts from the Lassen County Office of Education.
• Provide counseling, instruction, and mentoring for those struggling with social, emotional,
and behavioral problems
• Increase achievement by assessing barriers to learning and determining the best instructional strategies to improve learning
• Promote wellness and resilience by reinforcing communication and social skills, problem-solving, anger management, self-regulation, self-determination, and optimism
• Enhance understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures and backgrounds
• Identify and address learning and behavior problems that interfere with school success
• Evaluate eligibility for special education services (within a multidisciplinary team)
• Support students’ social, emotional, and behavioral health
• Teach parenting skills and enhance home-school collaboration
• Make referrals and help coordinate community support services
• Identify and resolve academic barriers to learning
• Design and implement student progress monitoring systems• Design and implement academic and behavioral interventions
• Support effective individualized instruction
• Create positive classroom environments
• Motivate all students to engage in learning
• Coordinate the delivery of services to students and their families in and outside of school
• Help students transition to and from school and community learning environments, such as residential treatment or juvenile justice programs
• Supervise Psychology/Counseling interns as needed.
• Work collaboratively with all district staff and site administrators.
• Perform such other tasks and assume such other responsibilities as the Superintendent may from time to time assign or delegate to him/her.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
There is some degree of physical ability and exertion required of all positions. Over time, the physical demands of any position are subject to change. Depending upon the particular assignment, school psychologists could be expected to:
1. Stand, sit, and/or move about for sustained periods.
2. Move about in non-traditional instructional environments; i.e., areas of the community.
3. Report to multiple work sites in a given day or during the work week, 8 hours a day, 40 hours per week.
4. Communicate effectively in-person and via telephone and other electronic media to individuals and groups of varying sizes.
5. Exercise physical control over students who are acting out and/or offer physical assistance to students who might be themselves physically impaired.
6. Conduct instructional programs within pre-designated break periods and time schedules.
7. Maintain an appropriate personal demeanor during periods of heightened stress created by outside factors not always within the ability of the school psychologist to control at the time