The bilingual (English and Spanish) school psychologist provides a broad array of psychological services including assessment, consultation, prevention and intervention, consistent with best practices and in accordance with policies and regulations of the School Board.• Conducts psychological evaluations or bilingual co-evaluations to assess children's cognitive, social/emotional, and behavioral functioning and their educational needs and writes comprehensive psychological reports and holds parent conferences to discuss results; attends eligibility meetings to assist in the determination that a child has a disability and needs special education services; for Hispanic EL students suspected of an educational disability, assesses the student in their native language when appropriate and takes into account cultural and linguistic differences when drawing conclusions.
• Participates as an active member of multi-disciplinary teams (i.e., Pupil Services Student Support Team, the Child Study Team, and Return to Learning team) to effect school-based interventions for students; for Hispanic students, educates other team members about the effects of cultural and linguistic differences.
• Provides mental health counseling services to students; leads suicide prevention programs; supports universal mental health and social-emotional learning initiatives; assists in conducting threat assessments and suicide screenings; assists with Restorative Practice conferences; and provides crisis intervention support in response to critical incidents; for Hispanic students, provides these services with cultural awareness, educating other team members as needed.
• Consults and collaborates with school administration, instructional staff, and parents regarding the individual behavioral, educational, and academic needs of students.
• Assists in the implementation and provides coaching for the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and provides Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) consultative services.
• Provides workshops and trainings for school staff and administrators, including trainings related to cultural and linguistic diversity.
• Holds or is eligible for the Virginia Pupil Personnel Services License with an endorsement in school psychology
• Specialist or doctoral degree in school psychology or a related discipline in child psychology
• Strong oral and written communication abilities and productive time management skills
• Leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and colleagues
• Bilingual skills in Spanish, both oral and written
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking. expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.