Expatiate Communications School Psychologist Los Angeles, CA · Full time

Expatiate Communications is a boutique Special Education management firm with unparalleled expertise in special education. We provide innovative solutions for the most challenging and complex special education issues facing school districts, ESAs/COEs, and State educational agencies, providing staff and technology solutions.

Description

The School Psychologist is responsible for the psychological assessment of academic, social, emotional, and behavioral domains utilizing problem-solving and standardized evaluations. The School Psychologist monitors the completion of case study evaluations and participates in Individual Education Plan (IEP) conferences and problem-solving meetings designing systems, programs and services that maximize students’ social, emotional, and educational success. In collaboration with staff, families, students, and communities the school psychologist promotes effective educational environments. 


Responsibilities:

  • Provide legally compliant multidisciplinary psycho-educational evaluations and reports by timelines set by IDEA and the school management team.
  • Monitor completion of case study evaluations and participate in IEP conferences and problem solving meetings.
  • Follow best practices in ecological assessment to include observation and parent input. 
  • Monitor receipt of and review Request for Service packets from school districts, assist in scheduling IEP Administrative Placement and facilitating enrollment procedures. 
  • Responsible for maintaining a variety of records, including IEP meeting schedules, annual and triennial IEP dates, assessment logs, DIS counseling progress notes and Registers, personal student files, student suspension records, Behavior Emergency Reports, Manifestation Determination files, Behavior Support Plan IEP Review dates, AB 3632 Referral logs and files, Inventory logs and other files and logs as required. 
  • Assist in maintaining the currency of the school’s IEP Master Calendar. 
  • Travel to multiple sites within the school geographical boundaries to required meetings as needed located throughout Los Angeles County. 
  • Create and access multiple types of databases; utilize internet-based IEP document programs (such as Special Education Information Systems-SEIS or SIRAS); able to create documents using MS Office Power Point, Excel, and Word. 
  • Assists with coordination of crisis intervention activities, provides grief counseling and psychological de-briefing support as needed. 
  • Adheres to school regulations, the Department of Psychological Services/Counseling Professional Standards and National Association of School Psychologists Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.


Knowledge, Skill & Other Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in Psychology or a closely related field from an institution of higher learning accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • PPS Credential
  • Minimum two (2) years working with at risk youth and/or students in special education focusing on various disabilities including emotional disturbance, autism, ADD/ADHD, specific learning/severe disabilities
  • The following Licensures are highly desirable, but not required: LSCI, NCSP, LEP, BCBA, MFT, LCSW, Crisis Prevention Intervention, or Clinical Psychologist
  • Must be legally eligible to work in California
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain transportation between job sites, is required


Individual compensation packages are based on various factors unique to each candidate, including skill set, experience, qualifications, geography, and other job-related reasons. Expatiate Communications is an equal-opportunity employer. Expatiate Communications considers all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Salary

$69,261.33 - $109,228.67 per year