Licensed | Psychologist | District-wide | Available: August 2023 | Closing: Until Filled


School Psychologist (District Wide)
Posting # 4004

Columbia Heights Public Schools is accepting applications for School Psychologist for the 2023-2024 school year.

Position is a 1.05 FTE (benefit eligible).
Position begins August 2023
Internal posting dates: 5/19/23-5/26/23 (Internal posting period shortended)
External Posting Dates: 5/24/23 – until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Sarah Godfrey, Director of Special Education, 763-528-4540,

Interested applicants should apply online
Interviews will be scheduled at the request of the School District.

Major Responsibilities: 
Performs difficult professional work conducting psychological assessments; providing interpretation of test results; participating in educational planning; preparing psychological reports; providing customer service, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Student Services.
Master’s degree in psychology, behavioral or mental health, or related field and moderate experience working in assessment, behavior, special education law, mental health, working in a clinical psychology setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Special Requirements

Essential Functions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of district policies, manuals, programs, processes and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of psychological policy, federal and state rules and regulations; comprehensive knowledge of standard office practices, procedures and equipment; thorough knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic; comprehensive knowledge of processes and procedures for evaluating education students; comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of district administration; comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and program development for special students; comprehensive knowledge of issues related to special education law and due process; comprehensive skill developing modified education plans; comprehensive skill analyzing behavioral and social skills; thorough skill operating standard office equipment, personal computer and applicable hardware and software; general skill using psychometric test kids; ability to analyze and interpret various psychological reports; ability to read and respond to grant requests; ability to display an understanding of due process law; ability to develop and present ideas effectively, orally and in written form; ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages; ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; ability to understand special education funding streams for student placement and educational support needs; ability to apply communication skills while working in stressful intense situations; ability to access third party agencies and programs; ability to create and maintain files, records, reports and databases in a timely and effective manner both electronically and on paper; ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written formats; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, teachers, employees and the general public.
Physical Requirements
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, frequently requires speaking or hearing and occasionally requires standing, walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).