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Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)/Educational Diagnostician

Taylor Callahan Education Coop | Abilene, TX

Posted Date 4/15/2019
Description

Qualifications:                     Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university

                                           Licensed Specialist in School Psychology; Valid Texas License as a LSSP or LSSP-Intern; 

Certified Educational Diagnostician

 


Reports to:                          Executive Director of Taylor-Callahan Education Cooperative
 
Responsibilities

Knowledge / Skills

  • Perform professional psychological work in assessment, behavior management, and counseling for students with disabilities.
  • Assess the psychological and psycho-educational needs of students referred to special education / 504 services.
  • Participate in the Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and complete required paperwork for ARD.
  • Perform professional development as a trainer/coach for district/campus professionals as requested by Executive Director.
  • Recognize and address school wide and individual social, emotional, and behavioral concerns that hinder academic growth.
  • Provide school level consultation to support districts/campuses on the various systems of supports to address student social and emotional needs and promote mental health awareness.
  • Possess the knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functional for educational purposes.
  • Have the knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions.
  • Possess excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Have the knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process.


Communication Skills

  • Communicates in an effective, constructive and positive manner with students and parents
  • Interacts positively and effectively with school personnel, including supervisors, administrators, teachers, auxiliary staff, building secretaries, etc. as an effective team member
  • Promotes positive public relations

 
Management Tasks

  • Facilitates, coordinates and/or schedules for teacher, aide, student, and district personnel
  • Manages and coordinates required meetings/conferences
  • Manages and coordinates required paperwork
  • Trains, supervises and evaluates paraprofessionals (when applicable)
  • Completes, monitors and/or forwards pupil data as required
  • Participates as a member of district or departmental team in improving service delivery
  • Ability to travel to CoOp member districts and a Valid Texas Driver’s License (Each LSSP/Diagnostician will be assigned a home base and will travel to assigned districts; 80% of the job responsibilities require employee to be on the district(s)/campus(es) assigned

 
Professionalism

  • Follows policies and procedures of Taylor-Callahan Education Cooperative & Districts’ Served
  • Demonstrates knowledge of special education legislation and acts in accordance with these mandates
  • Demonstrates knowledge in field including current issues and trends
  • Demonstrates professionalism (flexible, adaptable, uses good judgment, acts appropriately and ethically, child centered, treats others with respect and dignity)
  • Demonstrates continual assessment of individual program effectiveness and responds professionally to feedback
  • Participates in professional growth activities
  • Actively participates in the staff evaluation process
  • Dresses appropriately
  • Treats others with respect and dignity
  • Maintains a clean work area

 Salary

  • Per Experience

 Benefits

  • TRS, Health, Life, Dental, Vision, and Disability Insurance available.  Employee Assistance Program, Teledoc, and $225 TCEC contribution towards health insurance 

Travel

  • Reimbursed for travel to district(s)
Department
Administration
Job Category
Professional

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