Date Posted: June 30, 2022

Position Title: School Psychologist, Special Education

Multiple 1.0 FTE Assignments: Various locations across Dakota County, MN supporting the Special Education Programs

Hours per Day: 8.0

Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, following the assigned school calendar

Anticipated Start Date: August 23, 2022

Contract Length: 2022 – 2023 school year, continuing contract

Salary: Placement per the teacher contract, based on education and experience


Under the supervision of the Assistant Director/Principal, the School Psychologist for Intermediate School District 917’s Special Education programs plays a vital role in evaluating and diagnosing students, conducting consultations, assessing and interpreting intellectual, social and/or emotional development, and related work as apparent or assigned. Professionalism, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach are essential when working with students receiving special education services to ensure their safety and growth and in order to help them understand and exhibit appropriate behaviors at school and in the community. The School Psychologist will be stepping into a team environment daily, where collaboration, communication, and adaptability are key to the success of the individual, the team, and the success of the students. This role is performed following District policy and State/Federal Laws.


  • Conduct educational evaluations for students receiving special education services.
  • Consult with educational staff regarding behavior, social skills, and academic interventions and communicate and collaborate with evaluation team members.
  • Participate in team meetings as appropriate.
  • Work directly with students and IEP teams to support social, academic, and behavioral skills.
  • Gather and interpret data; write reports and evaluation results; Create and maintain applicable records, files, and reports pertaining to training, services provided and assessments.
  • Support the development and implementation of individualized education plans and programming for students in accordance with district practice and state and federal requirements.
  • Provide training and assistance with initiatives.
  • Comply with School Board policies and administrative practices, including those procedures outlined in the staff and student handbooks.
  • Help to maintain safety of all students and the environment.
  • Use flexible thinking and adaptability to address student needs and responds calmly during crisis situations, when necessary.
  • Contribute to a growing team and the continued development of the role of school psychologist; Attend workshops; keeps abreast of current literature and studies.


  1. MN licensure as a school psychologist.
  2. Master’s degree in Educational Psychology or a related field.
  3. Valid driver’s license.
  4. Willingness and ability to work with students receiving a high-level of special education services.
  5. Skills in completing due process paperwork and communicating with parents and other team members.
  6. Efficient organization and time management skills.
  7. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication with staff, students, and parents that is maintained during high-stress and crisis situations.
  8. Basic computer and email skills.


  1. Regularly requires sitting, speaking and hearing, and repetitive motions.
  2. Occasionally requires standing, and walking and lifting.
  3. Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities.
  4. Locations are generally quiet.


  • Opportunity to gain experience with low incidence student populations and work with specialized staff.
  • Stipend for National Certification (NCSP).
  • Receive support from other school psychologists and attend professional development.
  • Candidates seeking a supervised internship position may be considered.



Intermediate School District 917 serves the low incidence needs of students receiving special education services from our member school districts in the southeastern metropolitan area.  Students are referred to us by member school districts. Our programs and services include comprehensive options and efficient special education services that expand on what member districts may be able to offer students in their own schools. Programs provide special education and related service support to students from early childhood through age 21 in a variety of different, specialized settings for students with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive disabilities, mental health needs, those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and learning disabilities.

In our highly-structured and specialized educational environments, you will encounter:

  • Classrooms of 4-8 students supported by a teacher and 3-6 trained paraprofessionals.
  • Behavior support teams, including board certified behavior analysts.
  • Lead teachers to support due process and curriculum development.
  • Collaborative teams, which can include: audiologists, interveners, interpreters, teachers, paraprofessionals, developmental adaptive physical education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, school nurses, health associates, school social workers, and speech language pathologists.
  • Functional spaces, which can include: individualized work spaces for each student, group instruction areas, sensory spaces, break spaces, playground/gym/area for gross motor movement, and safety features for staff and students.

District 917 also provides students from member districts a secondary education program, including Dakota County Area Learning Schools, which provide alternative learning programming both in-person and online to students in need of a positive, safe, and structured learning environment outside their resident high school, and Dakota County Secondary Technical Center, which provides technical education for high school students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

Application Procedure: Can be completed at

District 917’s Website:

Intermediate School District 917 is an equal opportunity employer