Effective immediately, the Human Resources Department will accept online applications for the position of School Psychologist Intern for the 2021-22 school year. The internship stipend is $25,000 for the school year.
Application Process: To be considered for the position, submit online application at www.sspps.org. This posting will remain open unti filled.
The internship will provide opportunities for a range of school psychologist services consistent with all National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) domains of school psychologist training and practice.
- Assist with completing educational assessments designed in an IEP team process.
- Consult with case managers and educators in developing behavioral and educational plans for students.
- Consult with case managers in the management and data collection around interventions and assessments.
- Assist in making changes and adjustments to educational and/or behavioral plans.
- Participate with families at school conferences and IEP meetings with parents when needed.
- Communicate with appropriate teachers and other district staff personnel as necessary on educational matters.
- Promote family attendance and involvement in school conferences and events.
- Provide assistance to families as requested by the principal, teacher, or district staff.
- Promote full consideration of individual needs of learners with disabilities in the academic environment.
- Prompt, regular and reliable attendance.
- Cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with all students, staff, families and community members.
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Minnesota licensure as a School Psychologist or in process of obtaining licensure
- Knowledge of State and Federal Special Education Child Find requirements
- Experience working with school aged children
- Ability to work collaboratively with district staff, community partners and leadership team
- Strong communication skills, verbal and written
- Sensitivity and compassion for the needs and issues for families and students with disabilities
- Desire to provide assistance and advocacy to families and children with disabilities
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, families, and school personnel
- Knowledge and understanding of the legal and ethical requirement to keep information about students and families confidential
- Ability to use and interpret a variety of educational and intellectual assessment instruments
- Awareness of best practices in Social/Emotional Learning
- Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation
- Strong technology skills
The physical demands and working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, reach, stand, walk and climb stairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.