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School Psychologist - ST

Maxim Healthcare Services • Escondido, CA

Posted 7 days ago

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Job Description

Position Description:

Maxim Healthcare Services is seeking a School Psychologist.  The School Psychologist is responsible for providing on-site psychological services to those applicable under the jurisdiction of the state and client.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes multi-factored evaluations (initial and re-evaluations) in compliance with state regulations within a designated time frame
  • Conducts pre-referral consultation/intervention, including but not limited to:
    • Being a standing member of the pre-referral team within the assigned school(s)
    • Observing the student(s)
    • Serving an assessment specialist who may do any or all of the following:
      • Screen at-risk children for intervention
      • Monitor progress during intervention
      • Assess instructional strategies
    • Consults with teachers to add instructional strategies/interventions
    • Monitors response to curriculum modification
  • Serves as an instructional intervention specialist who plans intervention and individual education
  • Pyscho-educational assessments shall include:
    • Norm referenced test that measure intelligence, visual motor skills and fine motor skills
    • Interviews with the patient and/or individuals familiar with the patient
    • Observations of the patient
  • Consults individually, or in groups, with patients and/or parents or other personnel on matters relating to the education and mental health of the patients to ensure the development and provision of the most appropriate education program
  • Maintains a monthly Pyscho-Educational Evaluation log for each month of service
  • Reviews research in current best practice and presents recommendations to client for review and potential implementation as requested, including staff training programs on the basis of all necessary curriculum components and implements or supervises the implementation of intervention
  • Participates in on-going training/in-servicing related job duties
  • Consults with teachers and other team members on an ongoing basis
  • Serves as a technical assistant for the support of implementation of RTI in the assigned schools (if applicable)
  • Conducts an evaluation of each student assigned which shall include, but not limited to:
    • Conducting pre-diagnostic meetings in order to determine scope and sequence of
    • needed evaluations
    • Interviewing the student
    • Observing classroom behaviors
    • Consulting the student’s parents and teacher(s)
  • Reviewing the student’s academic history and current educational functioning
  • Conducts psycho-educational evaluations of the child’s learning process and level of educational achievement
  • Administers specialized evaluations specific to the nature of the child’s problems
  • Conducts Functional Behavior Analysis for student, if required
  • Helps create Behavior Intervention Plan for student, if required (consultation with team members required)
  • Attends pre-referral and screening team meetings in buildings assigned
  • Enters information regarding the psycho educational evaluation on CRT at least 24 hours prior to the extended IEP team meeting (as applicable per client/state requirement)
  • Participates in the extended IEP team meetings and other such procedures as necessary, including manifestation determination review meetings
  • As part of the team, determines the nature of a child’s problems through a full case study evaluation. When necessary, the Psychologist participates in:
    • Parent conferences
    • Classroom observations
    • Consultations with local agencies
    • Extended IEP team meetings
    • Case follow-ups
    • Consultations with teachers, the other diagnosticians assigned to the case, supervisors,
    • and social workers
  • Attends PAEC meetings, completing psychological evaluation reports, and scheduling/chairing pre-diagnostic meetings (PDM’s)
  • Participates in other duties based on the needs of students and programs. These may include teacher in-service, counseling, screening of students (preschool, etc), parent groups, supervision of interns, research of ongoing programs, and development of new programs
  • Maintains client information in a secure and confidential manner consistent with client and local procedures, as well as guidelines set forth by the State and State Board of Psychology
  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must maintain current State license and/or certifications in California
  • Experience in adolescent population is preferred but not required
  • Observe all laws, regulations and policies of the State Board and Client in providing psychologist services
  • Master’s degree in psychology preferred
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language may be required
  • Computer proficiency required
  • Active BLS Card

At Maxim Healthcare Services, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 

Maxim Healthcare Services is a leading provider of home healthcare, medical-related staffing, travel nursing, and population health and wellness services across the United States. As an established community partner, we have been making a difference in the lives of our employees, caregivers, and patients for more than 30 years. Our commitment to customer service, improving patient care, and staffing experienced healthcare professionals has paved the way for many rewarding career opportunities in the healthcare industry.  

Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Job ID: 462564
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