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Helena School District School Psychologist in Helena, Montana

School Psychologist JobID: 2120

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Student Support Services/ Psychologist

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    District Wide


    School Psychologist

    The Helena Public Schools are accepting applications for a School Psychologist. We offer competitive pay, a comprehensive benefit package, generous sick and personal leave, and professional development opportunities with tuition reimbursement available. Interested persons are encouraged to e-mail ( for additional information.

    Position requires 3 years of experience working with students on Autism Spectrum or other developmental/behavioral needs; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by the District. Prior successful experience in Functional Behavior Assessments and other assessments, individual program development, collecting and interpreting data, training staff to implement programming, data collections and interpretation is desired. School Psychologist licensure is preferred, other special education and behavior backgrounds will also be considered. A Masters is preferred, not required; Montana Licensure is required. Current entry level salary is $43,697 + per year depending upon education level and applicable experience. The District provides a comprehensive cafeteria style benefit package which includes: retirement plan, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, health insurance with dental and vision coverage, life insurance, long term disability insurance, long term care insurance, a section 125 plan and numerous tax sheltered annuities (403b's).

    Required application materials include: completed district online application, letter of interest, resume and college transcript copies. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The Helena Public Schools are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    District online application is available at: ( Helena Public Schools Human Resources Office 55 South Rodney Street Helena MT 59601 406-324-2012 e-mail: personneloffice@helen (

    Helena Public Schools Position Description

Position Title: School Psychologist Department: Student Services Reports To: Administrator, Student Services Date: January 2014 SUMMARY: Evaluates pupils referred as potential candidates for Special Education program and present a report to the local education authority on pupils he/she has evaluated. Test may include intelligence, achievement, personality, and perceptual motor test. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Other duties may be assigned. Conducts extensive psychological examinations of referred students. Participates in case conferences when referred students are involved, or as requested. Serves as a resource person concerning learning handicaps for other school personnel. Interpret diagnoses to school personnel, other concerned professionals, parents and students. Makes recommendations on ways to assist a student referred to him for examination. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises students 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. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master's degree in school psychology or equivalent. At least one (1) year of successful experience as a school psychologist with direction from a fully approved school psychologist. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Teaching certificate with one or more special education endorsements. LANGUAGE SKILLS: 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 groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication. 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 functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly will sit, walk and stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 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 functions. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally quiet to moderate. The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well being of students.

The information contained in this position description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.