SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

DISTRICT – SOUTHWEST VERMONT SUPERVISORY UNION
BUILDING – VARIOUS


QUALIFICATIONS –

  • A National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) accredited Specialist Level or Master’s degree. 
  • Individuals who have completed a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours in clinical, counseling, or industrial/organizational psychology shall follow the American Psychological Association guidelines for re-specialization in obtaining the multiple knowledge and performance domain competencies for the practice of school psychology. 
  • Fulfillment of these competencies shall be demonstrated by achieving a passing score of 165 or higher on the School Psychology examination administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) – test code 10401. Note: passage of this examination is not required if the applicant has the NASP or APA accredited doctoral degree in school psychology. 
  • An applicant who is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) shall be considered to have fulfilled all of the knowledge and Performance Standards and all Additional Requirements for licensure as a School Psychologist in Vermont. 
  • Proficiency in functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plans. 


DESCRIPTION –
  • Perform all necessary and appropriate psychological evaluations for newly referred students and re-evaluations of special education students. This includes administration and interpretation of appropriate psychological tests and provision of recommendations to assist with intervention and remediation of student’s difficulties 
  • Provide consultation to both regular classroom teachers and special education teachers 
  • Meet with parents/guardians to increase their understanding of their child, elicit parental cooperation and suggest procedures parents can utilize at home to assist their children 
  • Provide short-term in-school counseling/therapy to appropriate students and facilitate involvement in out-of-school treatment when necessary 
  • Work in conjunction with guidance counselors/student assistance counselors to develop and to lead student counseling groups 
  • Serve as a member of Evaluation and Planning Team and assist in evaluation/eligibility and special education placement decisions 
  • Provide in-service training to school staff, as appropriate, consult with administrators on relevant psycho-educational issues (i.e., discipline, special education models, curriculum and program development, etc.) 
  • Act as liaison to appropriate community professionals, private therapists, physicians, neurologists, etc. 


APPLICATION PROCEDURE – Please apply on School Spring. For more information, contact:

Wendy Foran, Director of Special Education 
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union 
246 South Stream Road, Bennington, VT 05201 


Application Deadline: August 24, 2017