School Psychologist

North College Hill City Schools

Position Title: School Psychologist
Reports to: Director of Pupil Personnel or Superintendent Designee
Approved By: NCH Board of Education
Provides professional psychological services to students enrolled in North College Hill City
Schools in an effort to meet their advanced social, emotional, and academic needs. Provides
services in accordance with the most current industry and district policies, procedures, ethical
standards and best practices. Works with instructional staff and parents/guardians to address
individualized learning needs.
➢ Conducts initial evaluations of students with suspected disabilities and develops and
interprets reports on the students. Re-evaluates identified students every three years
according to federal regulations.
➢ Provides psychological guidance and instruction to students social, emotional, and
behavioral needs. Assesses barriers to learning and determines the best instructional
strategies to improve learning.
➢ Reviews and selects valid and reliable evaluation instruments and administers all tests
➢ Promotes wellness and resilience by reinforcing communications, social skills, problem
solving, anger management, self-regulation, self-determination, and optimism.
➢ Partners with students and their families to:
o evaluate learning and behavior needs that interfere with school success.
o evaluate eligibility for exceptional educational services.
o support student’s social, emotional, and behavioral health.
o teach parenting skills and enhance home-school partnership.
o make referrals and help coordinate community support services.
➢ Partners with instructional staff to:
o identify and resolve academic barriers to learning.
o design and implement student progress monitoring systems.
o design and implement adapted academic and behavioral interventions.
o support effective individualized instruction.
o create positive classroom environments.
o motivate all students to engage in learning.
➢ Implements school building prevention programs that help maintain positive school
climates that are conducive to learning. Recommends modifications of the school
program for students who require accommodations.
➢ Promotes school policies and practices to ensure the safety of all students by reducing
school violence, bullying, and harassment. Promptly engages district and/or school
building staff when there is reason to suspect or reasonably believe that a student is at
risk or in danger.
➢ Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team in the identification, evaluation,
and placement of students into exceptional education programs. May write a component
of the Individual Education Plan.
➢ Develops and maintains relationships with students’ families and public and private
health agencies to enhance the health and wellness of the school climate.
➢ Collects and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis. Measures the
impact of psychological activities and shares results as appropriate with relevant district
staff and appropriate external stakeholders.
➢ Assists instructional staff, parents/guardians, and other relevant stakeholders in
interpreting and understanding student data.
➢ Implements and manages the psychological referral and follow-up process.
➢ Extracts information from databases and develops reports for delivery to relevant internal
and external stakeholders. Gathers and organizes documents to satisfy requests and other
reporting obligations.
➢ Provides appropriate information to district and building staff regarding psychological
services. Promotes school psychological services to district staff, students,
parents/guardians, and community stakeholders.
➢ Participates in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
Attends industry conferences and meetings to remain abreast of industry best practices
and updates that are applicable to the district.
➢ Collaborates with internal and external partners on special projects as assigned.
➢ Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• A Master’s Degree in Education in Psychology.
• Previous experience in a school environment preferred.
• Knowledge of Ohio School Psychology standards and Principles.
• Working knowledge of school psychology policies, procedures, ethical standards,
and best practices.
• Knowledge of community mental health and psychological providers and
• Demonstrated knowledge of current research, education, and legal trends in
school psychology.
• Strong organizational, analytical, and listening skills.
• Strong relationship building and communication skills with school age children
and parents/guardians.
• Strong interpersonal relationship skills including cultural sensitivity and
• Good typing skills to develop reports.
• Ability to preserve confidentiality of student information and records.
• Proficiency with use of PC hardware and basic word processing software (i.e.
Microsoft Office etc.), email, and office equipment.
• Documented experience working with diverse learners.
• Passion for ensuring that all students have access to high quality innovative
learning opportunities.
• Professional presence that demonstrate our organizational values with integrity.
Valid Ohio K-12 School Psychology License.
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance (FBI/BCI)
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical
procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and
procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from various
groups including staff, parents, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions,
percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to
originate new ideas, but also recognizes and grows innovative ideas generated by other people.
Ability to judge management of several projects in a fast-paced environment.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research in education and
best practices. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff
and the community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.
Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk,
and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
The noise level in this environment is quiet to loud depending upon the activity in the particular part of the day and location.

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