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School Psychologist

This is a 1.0 FTE position to start with the 2022-2023 school year. Position will be based out of North Tapps Middle School but will serve the whole of the District as needed.
  1. Conduct psychological assessments, which include summary and formative analyses.
  2. Generate functional behavioral assessments and behavioral intervention plans.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of developmental stages of children, including appropriate learning activities and behavioral expectations.
  4. Case manage evaluations/re-evaluations so that recommendations can drive appropriate goal writing.
  5. Assist in the process of placing students in special education services by appropriately defining disability categories; Consult and assist in the development and maintenance of the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
  6. Consult with parents and private and public practitioners regarding assessment findings and student progress.
  7. Work constructively with child study team members, special education teachers, principals, and other staff specialists.
  8. Assist teams in the process of designing and implementing learning programs, including but not limited to: positive/aversive behavior plans, transition planning, and social/emotional planning
  9. Provide counseling/consultation for individuals and groups, students, and parents.
  10. Demonstrate awareness of current psychological techniques, test instruments, assessment procedures, and learning materials.
  11. Knowledge of state and federal rules affecting students with disabilities.
  12. Working knowledge of the Response to Intervention/Multi-tiered System of Support model and data driven decision making.
  13. Willingness to benefit from the supervision and evaluation program, participate in self-improvement plans, and to update professional growth.
  14. Other related duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
TRAINING: Ability to plan and carry out appropriate individualized assessments to meet the varied needs of students, including utilization of appropriate diagnostic information; understanding and utilization of individualized education programs; ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students, parents and colleagues.

1. ESA certification at initial or continuing level in school psychology; participation in a supervised practice in both counseling and school psychology; criminal justice background clearance
2. Familiarity with general areas of elementary and secondary curriculum and school organization.
3. Experience using principles of behavior modification, conducting test administrations and interpretation.
4. Familiarity with state and federal law regarding education for students with disabilities.
5. Experience working with children of various disabilities, designing appropriate services, and developing strategies for service modifications.
6. Experience working with positive behavior intervention and/or de-escalation/restraint training.
The Dieringer School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use
of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Calisa Castillo, Executive Director of Student Services: Phone: 253.862.2537; Address: 1320 178th Ave E, Lake Tapps, WA 98391