School Psychologist Job Description

School Psychologist Job Description

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School psychologist provides consultation to parents/caregivers, school staff, and community providers regarding the mental health, behavioral, and instructional needs of students.

School Psychologist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective school psychologist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included school psychologist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Applying ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychological services and observing relevant laws and policies that govern practice
Evaluating and treating students
Meet with individual students to provide one-on-one counseling
Implement developmentally and academically appropriate assessments of identified students
Serve as a member of the Child Study Team and discusses intervention strategies
Identify at-risk students for early evaluation
Work with students and their families to develop strategies (including referrals to outside agencies) for addressing the emotional needs of students and their families
Provide advice to teachers and administrators on how to best support these and other students
Meet with students in groups for group counseling sessions
Facilitate conversations about topics including substance abuse, conflict resolution skills

School Psychologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for School Psychologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, NY, ESA, KSDE, NYS, REACH, CPR, NYSED

Education for School Psychologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the school psychologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Collage Degree in Psychology, School Psychology, Education, Counseling, Educational Psychology, Graduate, Clinical Psychology, Guidance, Master of Arts, Department of Education

Skills for School Psychologist

Desired skills for school psychologist include:

Commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education and Training policies
Community resources for mental health needs for students and families
APS community
Computer system
District policies on immunization
Effective classroom management techniques
Emergencies and child abuse/neglect
Financial and legal requirements
First aid

Desired experience for school psychologist includes:

Work with school-aged children and young adults
Listen to concerns about academic, emotional or social problems
Help students process their problems and plan goals and action
Promote positive behaviors
Meet with parents and teachers to discuss learning, behavioral, familial and social problems
Counsel parents on topics like substance abuse and communication

School Psychologist Examples


School Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of school psychologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for school psychologist
  • Assisting in the planning, development, and evaluation of programs to meet identified learning and adjustment needs
  • Helping to develop a planned and coordinated program of psychological services
  • Communicating effectively with students, parents, and school staff
  • Knowledge of the current Oregon special education evaluation
  • Ability to attend IEP meetings(virtually), and support ORVA's special education staff
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Oregon state standards and testing requirements
  • Provide students needed counseling services
  • Support students with special needs
  • Establish relationships with families
  • Conduct virtual sessions and educational activities for students and families
Qualifications for school psychologist
  • Ensure that student progress is evaluated on a regular, systematic basis and that findings are used in making decisions to improve program effectiveness as it relates to specific student needs
  • Conduct extensive psychological examinations of referred students
  • Address student achievement deficiencies by focusing resources and efforts to promote satisfactory classroom performance
  • Provide consultative services to school personnel and parents
  • Function as a liaison between the school and family in the student assessment and interpretation of test results
  • Address the needs of at-risk students

School Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of school psychologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for school psychologist
  • Analyze outcomes and evaluate instructional support programs to recommend appropriate changes in purposes, designs, materials and implementation
  • Encourage the development and piloting of innovative programs
  • Participate in case conferences when referred students are involved
  • Interpret diagnoses to school personnel, other concerned professional, parents and students
  • Make recommendations on ways to assist a student referred for examination
  • Identify and recognize individuals and programs, which achieve excellence
  • Implement policies/regulations established by federal and state law
  • Assume responsibility for timely completing, maintaining and filing all reports, records and other documents
  • Make independent objective decisions without procrastination based on adequate information
  • Convey and instill high expectations for each student based on fundamental philosophy that all students can learn
Qualifications for school psychologist
  • Participate in analyzing current state of effectiveness to identify potential areas of improvement
  • Master's Degree in School Psychology, Educational or Clinical psychology from an accredited institution, to include forty-two (42) semester hours of graduate level coursework and five hundred (500) clock hours of satisfactory field experience in a pre-K through 12 school setting under the supervision of a certified school psychologist
  • Certification as a School Psychologist by the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
  • Experience working in an urban public school (Preferred)
  • Support the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) and 504 programs
  • Master’s degree in psychology from an accredited college or university

School Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a school psychologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for school psychologist
  • Provide strategic individual and group counseling, classroom instruction and consultation with school personnel and parents to promote positive student performance in the areas of social, emotional, and academic development
  • Evaluate individual students using a variety of methods including, but not limited to, standardized, norm-referenced and curriculum-based assessment, observation, interviews, and review of pertinent data to determine students' educational needs, and to design interventions to address those needs
  • Review data and assess educational outcomes and the instructional implications for individual students and groups
  • Ensure all newly received special education documents (Evaluations, IEPs ) are compliant
  • Direct case managers to ensure compliance when necessary
  • Serve as an advocate for all children and youth
  • Consult and collaborate with educators, parents, children, and other professionals or agencies to improve student outcomes
  • Participate in evaluation team meetings and plays a consultative role on the school’s intervention assistance team
  • Provide functional academic and behavioral assessments that are relevant to the presenting problem and student characteristics, which are intervention and results-oriented and which are administered within mandated time frames
  • Provide support, instructions, technical assistance and ongoing monitoring of progress toward measurable, identified goals for students at individual, group or system level
Qualifications for school psychologist
  • Massachusetts license
  • Master’s Degree- School Psychology/ Counselor
  • Certification/ Licensure from the Virginia Department of Education as a school psychologist
  • NYS Licensed School Psychologist
  • Master Degree or higher in psychology from an accredited college with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • A New Jersey State-approved graduate curriculum in school psychology with a minimum of 60 graduate semester-hour credits in the required areas listed below

School Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of school psychologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for school psychologist
  • Pursue professional development through membership in professional organizations, keeping abreast of legislative issues impacting special education eligibility, pursuing training/development activities, consulting and research
  • Perform/support data analysis and evaluation, using data outcomes for implementing plans at an individual, group or systems level
  • Conducts psychoeducational evaluations to determine eligibility for special education including cognitive and achievement testing adaptive and social/emotional measures
  • Conducts Early Entrance, Gifted/Talented and Advanced Placement, and Acceleration testing
  • Providing individual, group, and family therapy for students and their families related to the student's disabling condition and according to their P
  • Making recommendations for changes in the delivery of counseling services
  • Assisting in the recommendations of Psychological Services in reference to Interdisciplinary team duties with classroom personnel
  • Writing of P
  • Completion of Medicaid paperwork for P
  • Collaborating with the Behavioral Services in conducting behavioral evaluations to assess ways of treating student's behavioral problems
Qualifications for school psychologist
  • NYS School Psychologist certification
  • Engaging in school-based professional development activities directed toward improved teacher practice, student achievement, and school improvement
  • Must hold valid Indiana School Psychologist Certification
  • Knowledge of IDEA and Article 7
  • Ability to work in a high pace and collaborative environment
  • MA certified- School psychologist

School Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of school psychologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for school psychologist
  • Ensure all newly received documents (evaluation team reports, ) are compliant
  • Lead evaluation team report meetings
  • Assist with the implementation of school, procedures and projects
  • Serve on school committees
  • Participate in the school’s intervention assistance team
  • Utilize data based decision making to drive instruction
  • Consultation and collaboration with all relevant stakeholders
  • Provide interventions and instructional support to develop academic skills
  • Provide mental health services to develop social and life skills
  • Support/develop school wide practices to promote learning
Qualifications for school psychologist
  • Knowledgeable about MA disability definitions and the TEAM process
  • Knowledgeable about child/adolescent development and its impacts on education
  • Familiar with special education regulations and the TEAM process
  • Familiar with online special education data management software
  • Ability to pass CORI and National Criminal Background Check
  • Master’s degree in school psychology (required)

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