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Licensure information through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) can be obtained here.
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Salary information for North Carolina School Psychologists can be obtained at NC Salary Schedules on the NCDPI website.

Current openings in North Carolina

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NC0016Start date: July 2014 Location: Union County School System Blairsville, Georgia Qualifications: 1. State of Georgia certificate in School Psychology (appropriate qualifications and licensure) 2. Excellent communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills 3. Experience, knowledge, and ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position such as psychological evaluations and eligibility reports 4. Attend staff, professional, case conferences, and interagency meetings 5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate Reports To: Kristy Chapman Special Education Director Salary: Based on state salary schedule Interested applicants should apply through the Teach Georgia website: or Contact the Union County School System Central Office directly at 706-745-2322Union County School System, Blairsville, GeorgiaKristy Chapman
NC0015Live and work by the sea! The Onslow County School System is currently accepting applications for school psychologists and interns. OCS is a rapidly growing, coastal county, with approximately 25,000 students and 37 schools. OCS has many opportunities for new and experienced psychologists who wish to practice in a diverse setting. Our current psychologist to student ratio is approximately 1:1,100. Psychologists spend less than half of their professional time in evaluation. Other activities, which are strongly, encouraged are: staff training and development, consultation, counseling, and data collection.

OCS currently has multiple openings and are seeking dynamic, well-versed, applicants. Employees are paid based upon the state salary schedule, have a 9.5% supplement, extra local pay for advanced degrees, and have the opportunity to work 10, 11, and 12 months.

Interested applicants should contact Michael Jones, Lead Psychologist, at 910.455.2211, Extension: 20239,, or by mail at OCS, PO Box 99, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
Onslow CountyMichael Jones
NC0014School Psychologist Position
Harnett County Schools, North Carolina

Harnett County Schools is seeking a full time (10 month) school psychologist to complete comprehensive diagnostic evaluations which will assist the IEP Team in making appropriate decisions regarding special education eligibility and/or placement.

Located south of Raleigh, Harnett County provides opportunities for hiking, golfing, and kayaking on the Cape Fear River. Harnett County Schools is one of the top five fastest-growing school systems in the State and currently serves 28 schools. Through safe, nurturing, world-class learning environments for students and staff, Harnett County Schools promotes innovative thinking through collaboration, technology, and life experiences that produces globally competitive individuals.

  • Applicants should be proficient in conducting comprehensive, culturally-sensitive psycho-educational assessments to assist in decisions about appropriate instructional programming.
  • Applicants should be proficient with interpreting, analyzing, and reporting results and recommendations to parents and IEP team members verbally and in written reports.
  • Applicants should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively, communicate, and collaborate with teachers, other school staff, and families as part of a team within the school setting.
  • Applicants should be proficient in using technology for the purposes of data management, report writing, literature review, and data analysis.
  • Applicants should be comfortable with serving multiple schools across multiple grade levels.
  • Other duties may include: assisting with the development of FBA/BIP’s, providing staff development, consultation with staff.

Monthly salary is based on a state scale, along with local annual supplements and benefits. The state salary pay schedule can be found at:

  • Must have a school psychology degree (M.A., Ed.S. or Ph.D.) from an approved NASP, APA or NCATE program.
  • Must hold a valid license in school psychology.
Applicants should complete the application for the School Psychologist position on the Harnett County website and send a current resume and letter of interest to Francine Whittle at Application review will begin on March 14th. Competitive applicants will be contacted for an interview after their application has been reviewed.
Harnett CountyFrancine Whittle
NC0013Definition Gaston County Schools School Psychologist The employee conducts assessments of students to define problems and to permit development of suitable interventions; prepares written comprehensive reports of findings according to accepted standards of ethics and professional practice; collaborates with clients in consultations to solve problems of individuals to develop/modify programs in individual schools or the LEA; and, at time permits, conducts counseling or other behavior management strategies. The employee participates in program development in area of special expertise and continues to develop professionally so that students are provided with services based on current professional research, knowledge and skills. The employee may also be requested to present workshops to share information with other professionals and/or explain the Department for Exceptional Children (DEC) process. Duties and Responsibilities Evaluation of students. . Preparation of test reports. Participation on Individual Education Program Teams to interpret test results and relate test scores to DPI eligibility standards. Confers with Student Services Management Teams (SSMT). Collaborates with teachers and administrators. Maintains data on tests administered. Serves on various task forces. Prepares and presents at workshops. Collaborates with colleagues. Researches and recommends additional testing materials. Other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of federal and state laws governing programs and services for exceptional children. Knowledge of technology to operate a computer to generate psychological reports and data. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, teachers, students and administrators. Ability to develop and implement Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Ability to organize time efficiently and to be self-motivated in scheduling assigned work. Ability to move from school to school to address student needs. Ability to use sound judgment in approaching and working with sensitive and difficult situations. Ability to work with colleagues and families in a professional manner. Physical Requirements Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Must possess the visual acuity to prepare data, work with records processes, and do extensive reading and research. Must be able to physically transport and/or carry psychological materials and laptop computer from one workspace to another, in all types of weather. Minimum Education and Experience Masters degree in School Psychology from a regionally accredited college/university. Holds or is eligible for North Carolina Certification as a School Psychologist (00026). This Position Reports Directly to: Lead Psychologist/Executive Director of Department for Exceptional Children Classification: Exempt Salary: North Carolina Salary Schedule for School Psychologist ( Disclaimer The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. If offered a position, prospective employee must pass a required health exam, criminal records check, and drug test. HOW TO APPLY: Outside Applicants: Visit Gaston County Schools’ website at Select “Jobs” Select “Careers/Job Opportunities” Select “Start an application for employment” Complete online applicationGaston County SchoolSadie Broome
NC0012Private practice has an open position in the greater Charlotte area for a psychologist or psychological associate licensed by the North Carolina Psychology Board. Licensure by North Carolina DPI as a school psychologist is a plus. Position involves assessment of cognition, adaptive behavior, academic achievement, and at times behavioral-emotional functioning. Flexible hours and competitive compensation. Set your own schedule. Ideal position for someone looking for flexible, part-time employment or to supplement his/her income. Contact Roberta Shannon at (828) 315-1368 or at Charlotte AreaRoberta Shannon
NC0011Haywood County Schools is seeking a full time (10 month) school psychologist to serve two school (a middle school and a high school). We currently have a cohesive team of 7 school psychologists who are responsible for initial evaluations, re-evaluations, and compliance at their assigned schools. Our school psychologists participate in the Care Team pre-referral process and help design and monitor academic and behavioral interventions.

Haywood County Schools is a progressive school system located about 20 miles west of Asheville, NC. Naturally, with the Blue Ridge Parkway bordering the south and the Great Smokey Mountains and Pisgah National Forest on the northern end of Haywood County, the scenery provides unending delight and multiple opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, and snow skiing. The average daily membership (ADM) for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade is approximately 7,500 and we serve approximately 1200 students with disabilities. We are involved in several initiatives, such as Responsiveness to Instruction (RTI), interdisciplinary team assessment of students with autism spectrum disorder, and are part of the State Improvement Project for both Reading and Math. Applicants should be self-motivated, team players with excellent organization and communication skills. Areas of expertise and interest will be considered when choosing the best applicant for the job. Monthly salary is based on a competitive state scale, along with local annual supplement and benefits package. Interested applicants should complete a state application and email Joan Ferrara a letter of interest and resume.

Qualifications: Master's degree in School Psychology.
Certified as a school psychologist by the State of North Carolina

Salary: State Salary Schedule

Instructions: Applicants should complete state online application at and then email Joan Ferrara at a letter of interest and a resume.
Haywood County SchoolsJoan Ferrara
NC0010Position #: 328557
Position Type: Licensed
FT/PT: Full-time
Classification: Continuing
Position Term: 10 month
Description: Psychologist
Position Availability: 7/1/13
Level of Benefits: Full
Salary Range: State salary scale plus local supplement
Minimum Degree: Masters Degree
Minimum Experience: Must hold or be eligible to hold a valid NC DPI License for School Psychologist
Craven County SchoolsElaine Tripp
NC0009Position: School Psychologist

Reports to: Lead Psychologist and/or Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

Credentials: School psychology degree (M.A., Ed.S. or Ph.D.) from an approved NASP, APA or NCATE program. Must hold a valid North Carolina license in school psychology.

Description:Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, located in the North Central Piedmont, is the fifth-largest system in North Carolina. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools serves about 53,400 students in 42 elementary schools, 13 middle schools and 14 high schools and 10 special or magnet schools. The Psychological Services Department has staff of 29, including psychologists, diagnosticians, and administrative assistants. We are seeking an individual with demonstrated professional competencies in assessment and evaluation, consultation and collaboration, crisis intervention and management, knowledge and use of data in decision-making, and an ability to use a problem-solving or three-tiered approach in addressing student challenges as part of a school-based team.

Contact Information: Dr. Corliss Thompson-Drew, Lead Psychologist - 336-727-8080 /
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County SchoolsDr. Corliss Thompson-Drew
Must have a school psychology degree (M.A., Ed.S. or Ph.D.) from an approved NASP, APA or NCATE program. Must hold a valid North Carolina license in school psychology.

A team of eleven school psychologists is moving towards expansion in order to provide more comprehensive and meaningful services to students with emphasis on growth within the new practice standards. This position encompasses evaluations including but not limited to: psychological, intellectual, educational, adaptive, socio-emotional functioning, and evaluating a student’s response to tiered intervention. Psychologists are intricately involved with implementing and consulting with school staff regarding the Responsiveness to Instruction (RtI) model at selected elementary schools, with all other elementary and secondary schools using a problem-solving approach to promote positive student outcomes. Rowan Salisbury Schools, a system of 20,000 students, is nestled within the Piedmont, a 45-minute commute from both downtown Charlotte and Greensboro, NC. State salary schedule applies, plus a local supplement. Please send resumes and letter of interest to Crystal Vail, P.O. Box 2349, Salisbury, NC 28145. Also complete the online application found on the RSS website.

Reports To: Executive Director for Exceptional Children Program

Start Date: August 2013

Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Access, interpret, and analyze data using AIMSweb and Reading 3D curriculum based assessments and software program.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of a three-tier, Responsiveness to Instruction model and use such knowledge to assist in developing improvement plans and classroom interventions.
  3. Demonstrate expertise in collecting, managing, and interpreting various types of individual and group data and applies sound principles of data-based decision making to all aspects of practice (e.g., designing interventions, monitoring student progress, consulting with school administrators, and disseminating intervention research findings within the school setting).
  4. Conduct comprehensive, culturally-sensitive psychoeducational assessments to help identify patterns of student strengths and weaknesses and to assist in decisions about appropriate instructional programming.
  5. Interpret, analyze, and report results and recommendations to parents and IEP team members verbally, in written reports, and documenting on EasyIEP.
  6. Other duties as needed, which may include: helping develop FBA/BIPs; crisis prevention and intervention; group or individual counseling; providing staff development; consultation with district-level staff.
Rowan Salisbury SchoolsCrystal Vail
NC0007The applicant should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively, communicate, and collaborate with teachers, other school staff, and families as part of a team within the school setting. The applicant should have the ability to collaborate with others to develop appropriate goals for students with different abilities, disabilities, strengths, and needs and develop interventions to achieve these goals within the pre-referral process. The applicant should be proficient in cognitive, educational, behavioral, and adaptive assessment. They should be able to demonstrate expertise in collecting, managing, and interpreting various types of individual and group data and apply sound principles of data-based decision making to all aspects of practice. The applicant will be expected to practice in ways that meet all appropriate ethical, professional, legal standards, and understands and applies federal, state, and local policies and regulations in the delivery of school psychological services. They will maintain confidentiality with student records and information. Applicants should be proficient in using technology for the purposes of data management,report writing, literature review, and data analysis. The applicant should be comfortable with serving multiple schools across multiple grade levels.Iredell-Statesville SchoolsAlicia Tate, Ph.D.

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