Student Support Services | Psychologist | all buildings | Available: 11/01/2023 | Closing: Until filled


School Psychologist

The Belle Plaine School District invites school psychologists to apply for a position serving the Belle Plaine Public Schools.  We are looking for individuals skilled in innovative practices (Data-Based Decision-Making, Intervention Development, RTI, etc.).

General Definition of Work
Performs difficult professional work evaluating and diagnosing students, conducting consultations, assessing and interpreting intellectual, social and/or emotional development, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Special Services Director.

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.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in planning and implementing special education assessments and re-assessments determining if student are eligible for special education services.
  • Ensures that students receiving services are eligible under state guidelines.
  • Provides consultation to other team members; directs student assessment; interprets findings; writes reports.
  • Attends care team meetings.
  • Consults with regular and special education personnel on programming for students with disabilities; ensures compliance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Participates in pre-referral activities.
  • Provides training and assistance to initiatives including crisis interventions.
  • Attends workshops; develops and provides training; keeps abreast of current literature and studies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in the education process for diagnostic and evaluative procedures; thorough knowledge of federal and state mandate and local procedures and regulations relating to education program evaluations and consultations; thorough skill communicating orally and in writing; thorough skill using standard psychological evaluations and assessments; thorough skill using standard office equipment and related hardware and software; ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates, parents, children with disabilities, administrators, community agencies and the general public.

Education and Experience
Master’s degree in psychology, or related field and moderate experience providing assessments, consultations, interventions, counseling, psychology services, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements

  • CPI nonviolent crisis intervention certification.
  • Minnesota school psychology license.
  • National psychology license preferred.
  • Applicable district or department training will be provided and must be completed upon hire.
  • Valid driver’s license in the State of Minnesota.

Contact: Mary Mesler, Special Services Coordinator,, 952-378-2402