Student Support Services (Licensed) | Psychologist | Kaposia Education Center Elementary School


Job Summary  
South St. Paul Public Schools is hiring for a school psychologist who will be responsible for the special education evaluation process and the school-wide implementation of the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS).
Conduct special education evaluations, including problem identification, assessment selection and  administration, result interpretation and team eligibility decisions, and documentation according to state  and federal requirements and relevant ethical guidelines. Provide support, assistance and consultation to  teachers in addressing assessment needs of students who may have a disability. Provide intellectual,  behavioral and occasional academic assessments. Participate in IEP meetings and facilitate  communication between staff and families as necessary.  
Lead the implementation of a school-wide MTSS model consistent with  the district framework to ensure high quality instruction and preventative interventions, assessment  practices are applied across all levels of the system for a deeper understanding of each student’s needs, and alignment of resources and supports necessary for each student’s academic and social-emotional success.  

Job Functions  

  • Conduct special education evaluations, including problem identification, assessment selection and administration, result interpretation and team eligibility decisions, and documentation according to¬† state and federal requirements and relevant ethical guidelines¬†
  • Support delivery of some special education services as specified in Individual Education Plans, by¬† conducting individual or group intervention and consulting with general and special education¬† colleagues¬†
  • Coordinate SRT (Student Response Team) which is the school MTSS framework, including scheduling, record keeping, permissions, and¬† data management
  • Coordinate and implement Tier I (general education via consultation) and Tier II interventions for individual or groups of students including appropriate assessment and progress monitoring
  • Analyze assessment and intervention data and develop data-based decision-making protocols across tiers of service delivery¬†
  • Assist with staff training and supervision of staff providing tiered services and interventions
  • Assist in selection, administration, and/or interpretation of assessments (e.g., Minnesota¬† Comprehensive Assessment data, universal screening data, etc.) to inform instruction or fulfill other school needs
  • Conduct analyses or research as needed to support decision-making, evaluate effectiveness of¬† programs or interventions, etc.¬†
  • Conduct risk and threat assessments and create student safety plans, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required 
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.  

  • Current Minnesota School Psychologist licensure
  • Preferable: Three years successful experience in a school district setting¬†¬†
  • Experience with implementing and organizing RTI/MTSS models
  • Knowledge of State and Federal Special Education Child Find requirements
  • Experience working with adult learners of all content areas, including general education and special education¬†¬†
  • Understanding of best practices in social/emotional learning and behavior management
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills¬†¬†
  • Ability to work collaboratively with district staff, community partners and leadership team
  • Strong technology skills¬†¬†
  • Sensitivity and compassion for the needs and issues for families and students with disabilities.
  • Desire to provide assistance and advocacy to families and children with disabilities.
  • Well-versed in understanding, analyzing, organizing, and presenting data.¬†¬†
  • Cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with all students, staff, families and community members.¬†¬†
  • Demonstrate prompt, regular and reliable attendance¬†

Physical Requirements 
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. Regularly required to sit, stand,  walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must  occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Vision abilities required include close vision.