Mental Health and Disabilities Coordinator (anticipated 2019-2020 position)
Professional/Certified - Other (Certified) - Other
Location: Beeville Texas and surrounding areas (Pawnee, Three Rivers, Goliad, George West, Skidmore & Refugio)
Salary Range: 45,000- 75,000 to commensurate experience
Length of Work Year: Full time position 197-215 days
Perform professional psychological work in assessment, behavior management, counseling for students with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Assess the psychological and psycho-educational needs of students and assist with the referral process for special education services. Assist staff and parents to help children develop and practice skills that foster mental health development.
Master’s degree in psychology from accredited college or university
Valid Texas license as a licensed specialist in school psychology (LSSP) or Trainee Status Letter issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists**
Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning for educational purposes
Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions
Knowledge of psycho-social development
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Select and administer assessments and observations to evaluate the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of referred students. Determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and state regulations.
Develop psychological evaluation reports and behavior management plans.
Organize and coordinate mental health services in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards
Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with appropriate placement and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures.
Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results. Conduct group, individual and family counseling sessions and facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed problems.
Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students, interpretation of assessment data, and implementation of behavior intervention plans in managing disruptive students.
Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed.
Present staff development training in assigned schools to enable school personnel to identify and work more effectively with students with emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances.
Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of psychological services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings.
Participate in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.
Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories.
Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
May provide clinical supervision to intern or trainee. ***
Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds), occasional heaving lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint; assisting non-ambulatory students
Environment: May require district wide travel. Mileage reimbursed to and from assigned site.
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure
Additional duties and accept other responsibilities as may be assigned.
District Employees: Please see Kendra Wuest
Outside Applicants: Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (361-456- 7388) or mail (PO Box 569 Pawnee, TX 78145) application and supporting documents to the attention to Principal, Kendra Wuest
Application Deadline: Until Filled
*Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminating employment practice.
The district Title IX Coordinator is Michelle Hartmann, Superintendent PO Box 569 Pawnee TX 78145