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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Certified - Position - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
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Job Description

Atlanta Public Schools is seeking a skilled and motivated School Psychologist to provide comprehensive psychological services to enhance students' academic, social, and emotional development and coordinate with staff, administration, and parents to assist students and school teams. We desire highly qualified, motivated individuals who have experience or a willing desire to serve in an educational setting. Candidate must have experience conducting individual and group counseling sessions, collecting and analyzing behavioral data to develop treatment plans for students, and providing professional development to school-based staff members.


* Assists in the development of Behavior Intervention Plans and Behavior Contracts for general and special education students.
* Conducts group and individual counseling sessions to encourage the social emotional well-being of students.
* Facilitates trainings in the area of delivery of interventions using the Pyramid of Interventions to teachers, support staff, and administrators.
* Facilitate staff development workshops in the area of classroom management.
* Assists in collecting and analyzing behavioral data to both select students to receive Wrap around support from community agencies and to develop treatment plans for students selected.
* Administers psychological assessments by interviewing and evaluating students, and facilitating a wide-variety of testing strategies.
* Uses best practices to aid in the identification of students with disabilities and communicates this information to parents and teams in a professional and compassionate manner.
* Exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Analyzes and synthesizes data to prepare written reports to include diagnostic decisions and recommendations.
* Consults with teachers, parents, administrators, student support teams, and students to improve students' success in school.
* Makes recommendations to assist with planning and implementation of prescriptive programs.
* Plans and directs crisis intervention and professional development classes.
* Functions as member of district Crisis Intervention Teams during local and national crises.
* Assists in ensuring that decisions concerning special education services for students are made in a fair manner that ensures state and federal compliance, due process, confidentiality of records, protection in evaluation procedures, and protection of the student's right to an appropriate education.
* Reviews students' permanent records, developmental history, adaptive behavioral information, observational notes, diagnostic testing and data provided by outside agencies or sources.
* Integrates, analyzes and synthesizes data to determine what strategies might be appropriate in meeting the needs of individual students.
* Effectively communicates the nature of students' disabilities and the impact said disabilities have on students' behavior during Manifestation Determination meetings.