Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve. In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below. Position Title: School Psychologist
Position Location: Scappoose Schools District
Department: Special Student Services
Reports To: Coordinator
FSLA Status: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: NWEA
Salary: Licensed Salary Schedule
FTE: 0.40 - 8 hours per day
Days Per Year: 190 NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.
General Description: To provide consultation, assessment and intervention services to families, staff and children with disabilities.
Qualification: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Masters degree or higher.
- Oregon Personnel Service License with School Psychologist endorsement.
- Minimum of three years school psychologist experience (any level) preferred.
- Thorough understanding of special education law and procedures.
- Such alternatives to the above, as the ESD finds appropriate and acceptable.
Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.
- Participate in screening and/or the development of pre-referral interventions to determine response to intervention and whether further evaluation is needed.
- Function as a team member in the evaluation process.
- Assess referred children utilizing a broad range of assessment instruments and techniques.
- Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Family Service Plans and/or Individual Education Plans.
- Consult with parents, teachers and other educational personnel to help them understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior.
- Provide consultation on the special education needs of children.
- Provide individual, group or consultative services for referred children whose diagnosed needs would be addressed through behavioral interventions.
- Prepare and submit required documentation on children with disabilities.
- Cooperate with and develop collaborative relationships with personnel of mental health, community health, and other state and local agencies serving and supporting children with special needs. Prepare forms as requested by outside agencies.
- As agreed upon, attend staff, professional and interagency meetings.
- Assist in conducting in-service training of ESD and local school district personnel and community members.
- Initiate and direct appropriate research which is approved in advance by the ESD.
- Keep abreast of new developments in the field.
- Initiate and direct a responsible route of travel; provide supervisor, team members and special education secretary with access to weekly schedule and complete report of contacts and mileage forms by designated timelines.
- Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
- Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all organizational levels.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD's goals.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve. Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.
Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.
On August 19, 2021 Governor Brown ordered all public and private school teachers, educators, support staff, substitutes and volunteers to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. Since the governor’s announcement, a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) has received regular Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval meaning October 18, 2021 is confirmed as the mandatory deadline for vaccination. "Fully vaccinated" is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine).
Starting October 18, 2021, testing will no longer be an option as the alternative to vaccination. All Northwest Regional ESD staff, substitutes, contractors, interns and volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the August 19, 2021 order from Gov. Kate Brown. All staff members will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. There will not be an option to opt out for other reasons or choose testing in lieu of vaccination, under the state mandate. In order to support students and families, the essential functions of this position may require physical presence in the workplace. All public health protocols will be followed.
FISCAL POSITION CONTROL CODE: NA
FRONTLINE JOB POST ID: 2625