School Psychologist Resources
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Promoting the rights, welfare, education and mental health of children and youth
Licensure information through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) can be obtained here.
NC State Board Licensure information can be obtained here.
DPI salary schedule
Salary information for North Carolina School Psychologists can be obtained at NC Salary Schedules on the NCDPI website.
Current openings in North Carolina
|NC0022||Wayne County Public Schools has an immediate opening for a full time 10-month School Psychology position. Wayne County is about an hour Southeast of Raleigh and also about an hour away from several areas of the North Carolina coast. Interested applicants should be well-versed in current theory and practice regarding psychoeducational evaluations, problem-solving models such as MTSS, and posses a willingness to advocate for the needs of all students.|
Please contact Michelle Hamm, EC Director, for further information. Email: email@example.com. Tel: 919-705-6027
|Wayne County Public Schools||Michelle Hamm|
Iredell-Statesville Schools is hiring a 10 month full time School Psychologist position. The Position will start at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.
Location:The two main cities are Statesville and Mooresville. Iredell county is in a prime location, with a half an hour drive to the center of Charlotte and about an hour drive to Greensboro. The southern end of the county sits on Lake Norman while the northern end of the county features the foothills of the Brushy Mountains.
The 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 will be involved in the district RTI 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.
Interested applicants should contact: EC director Rhonda McClenahan at firstname.lastname@example.org OR Debbie Hourigan, Lead Psychologist at email@example.com
|Iredell-Statesville Schools||Rhonda McClenahan|
|NC0019||LEA: Pitt County Schools|
Student enrollment: 24,000
Number of Schools: 36
Location: Greenville, North Carolina, including the surrounding municipalities. Located just inland off the North Carolina coast, East of I-95.
Job Description Summary: Psychological evaluations, test interpretation, and consultation including completing psychological assessments on students for possible placement in the exceptional children’s program. Conducting parent conferences with parents or guardians of students to review assessment findings, recommend appropriate educational placement, inform them of their rights as parents, and to answer any questions a parent may have. Participating in Individual Education Plan meetings with other school personnel to discuss finings and to decide on the appropriate educational placement for a student. Conducting classroom observations on one or more students noting significant and/or relevant behavior patterns that would aid in the educational programming for a student. Completing functional behavior assessments to assist in planning and implementing behavior management programs for students using methods suitable to a particular student’s needs. Individual as well as group counseling for any student in need of guidance in dealing with academic, social and/or emotional difficulties. Consulting with teachers and other school personnel to assist them in providing strategies to handle challenging student behaviors in the school setting. Consultation with other public and private agencies outside the school system (i.e. mental health agencies) for students who may need more extensive treatment than that which can be offered within the school setting. Teacher consultation, parent consultation. Staff development on crisis intervention and response. Crisis response implementation. Providing in-service training for teachers, school counselors, and school administrators. Keeping abreast of current research and best practices as they relate to psychological services for students.
***This LEA is seeking full-time, 10-month, school psychologists beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.***
Interested applicants may contact:
Lead School Psychologist
Pitt County Schools
Sadie Saulter Educational Center
|Pitt County Public Schools||Patricia Cannon|
|NC0018||Burke County Public Schools is seeking a school psychologist to join our team. The candidate must hold North Carolina licensure in school psychology. The position is full-time (10 months) and includes full benefits. Date position becomes available is 8/18/14. |
Contact: Debbie Kendall
Phone: (828) 439-4331
Address: PO Box 989
Morganton, NC 28680
|Burke County Public Schools||Debbie Kendall|
|NC0018||Haywood County Schools is seeking a full time (10 month) school psychologist. We currently have a cohesive team of 7 school psychologists and are looking to add an 8th member to our team in order to provide more meaningful services.|
School psychologists are responsible for initial evaluations, re-evaluations, and compliance at their assigned schools. They participate in the CARE (Responsiveness to Instruction) Team and consult with school staff on data analysis; as well as, help design and monitor academic and behavioral interventions. Haywood County School’s Exceptional Children’s Department strongly encourages and supports staff training and professional development opportunities.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Qualifications: Master's degree in School Psychology.
Certified as a school psychologist by the State of North Carolina
Salary: State Salary Schedule plus local annual supplement
Instructions: Applicants should complete state online application at http://schooljobs.dpi.state.nc.us and then email Joan Ferrara at email@example.com a letter of interest and a resume.
|Haywood County Schools||Joan Ferrara|
|NC0017||Job Description: Psychologist assesses the learning and development of students. The psychologist will conduct assessments and interpret results to parents of students referred to the Exceptional Children’s Program and assist in using this data to design instructional interventions as appropriate. The psychologist will provide consultation to teachers and parents as well as direct services to students.|
Salary: State Salary Schedule – 10 month position
Minimum Qualifications: In North Carolina, in order to work in the schools as a school psychologist, one must have an advanced degree (e.g., M.A., Ed.S., or Ph.D.) in the field of school psychology specifically. Candidate must be HQ or willing to meet all requirements to become HQ.
Starting Date: 2014-2015 School Year
Patti Cox, Ed. D.
Director of Student Services
Alleghany County Schools
86 Peachtree Street
Sparta, NC 28675
|Alleghany County Schools||Patti Cox, Ed. D|
|NC0016||Start date: July 2014
Location: Union County School System
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: https://www.teachgeorgia.org/
Contact the Union County School System Central Office directly at 706-745-2322||Union County School System, Blairsville, Georgia||Kristy Chapman|
|NC0015||Live 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at OCS, PO Box 99, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
|Onslow County||Michael Jones|
Gaston County Schools
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.
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
Salary: North Carolina Salary Schedule for School Psychologist (www.ncpublicschools.org)
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:
Visit Gaston County Schools’ website at www.gaston.k12.nc.us
Select “Careers/Job Opportunities”
Select “Start an application for employment” Complete online application||Gaston County School||Sadie Broome|
|NC0012||Private 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 email@example.com.||Greater Charlotte Area||Roberta Shannon|