School Psychologist – Oakland


Position Title: PSYCHOLOGST
Days per year: 196
Bargaining Unit: OEA
Salary schedule: PSYC
Minimum qualifications: SEE BELOW

BASIC FUNCTION:Under the direction of Coordinator of Psychological and Social Worker Services,
conduct assessments of the psycho-educational needs of referred students; provide consultative
services or techniques to facilitate student learning and development; provide short-term counseling
services to special education students, as IEP teams designate, and regular education students, by
agreement of the psychologist and site administrator; assist school patrons in gaining access to
services from outside agencies and community service providers.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions
shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge,
or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job
elements).
E = Essential Functions
Administer psycho-educational assessments and periodic re-evaluations of referred students as
outlined by the student’s assessment plan; prepare written reports of assessment findings with
diagnoses and specific recommendations. E
Participate in IEP meetings as appropriate; facilitate teams as necessary to accomplish proper results.
E
Provide consultative support as a subject expert to teachers, administrators, parents and students for
regular and special education programs; consult with administrators, teachers and parents regarding
mental health issues/interventions, substance abuse, understanding cultures, and the evaluation of
educational programs and progress of students through various testing programs; provide support to
administrators and teachers regarding classroom environment/school climate, student behavior, child
development, learning problems and strategies, family/peer relationships, general education program
options, special education procedures and guidelines, and the Gifted and Talented program; participate
in discussions regarding promotion/retention and acceleration issues; assist with staff development as
appropriate. E
Provide short-term counseling with referred students and families; assist with expulsions as referred. E
Recommend alternative approaches or techniques to facilitate the attainment of goals and objectives
for individual students, groups of students, classrooms and schools. E
Perform crisis counseling as necessary. E
Drive a vehicle to conduct work. E
Perform related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: master’s degree in educational or clinical psychology, including at least
one year of internship under the supervision of a credentialed school psychologist.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Pupil Personnel Services Credential with School Psychology authorization.
Valid California Drivers License. This position may require travel between sites within a school day,
possession of a vehicle preferred.
Employment eligibility that may include fingerprints, Tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE OF:
Testing practices, procedures and methods.
Various testing materials, instruments and equipment.
Individual and group counseling techniques.
Federal and State laws and regulations regarding special education and assigned duties.
IEP preparation and implementation methods and procedures.
Appropriate referral agencies.
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Shift Type Full-Time Salary Range $65,943.49 to $91,144.66
Salary Code Per Year Job Category Special Education Professional
External Job Application Certificated Administrator/NonTeacher-External
Internal Job Application Certificated Classroom TeacherInternal
Location Programs for Exceptional Children
(PEC)
Posting Status Active

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