Effective immediately, the Human Resources Department will accept online applications for the position of School Psychologist (Long-Term Substitute) at our High School.  The assignment dates for this full-time position are effective immediately through November 30, 2021 (approximately).  This position reports to Director of Special Services.  

Application Process:  To be considered for the position, submit online application at www.sspps.org as soon as possible.  The posting will remain open until the position is filled.  

Job Summary
Provide support, assistance and consultation to teachers in addressing assessment needs of students who may have a disability.  Provide intellectual, behavioral and occasional academic assessments.  Participate in IEP meetings and facilitate communication between staff and families as necessary.
Job Functions

  • Provide assistance and leadership in 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.
  • 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.

  • Current Minnesota School Psychologist licensure
  • Knowledge of State and Federal Special Education Child Find requirements
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with district staff, community partners and leadership team
  • Strong technology skills
  • 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
  • Demonstrated prompt, regular and reliable attendance

Physical Requirements:
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.