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NCSPA is a professional organization that supports and advocates for school psychologists across North Carolina to provide comprehensive services that reflect best practices in the field of school psychology.


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Salary information for North Carolina School Psychologists can be obtained at NC Salary Schedules on the NCDPI website.


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NC0025Title: Psychologist, Staff

Employer: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Location: Charlotte, NC

Job Description: To facilitate learning and to promote the cognitive, social and personal development of all students.

MAJOR FUNCTION: ASSESSMENT AND INTERPRETATION
Identifies and assesses the learning, development, and adjustment characteristics and needs of individuals and groups, as well as the environmental factors that affect learning and adjustment. Uses assessment data about the student and his/her environment(s) in developing appropriate intervention and programs.

MAJOR FUNCTION: DIRECT INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS
Provides interventions to students to support the teaching process and to maximize learning and adjustment.

MAJOR FUNCTION: CONSULTATION AND TRAINING
Provides consultation to parents, teachers, and other school personnel, and community agencies to enhance the learning and adjustment of students.

MAJOR FUNCTION: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Assists in the planning, development, and evaluation of programs to meet identified learning and adjustment needs.

MAJOR FUNCTION: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
Delivers a planned and coordinated program of psychological services.

MAJOR FUNCTION: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND DEVELOPMENT
Applies ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychological services and observes relevant laws and policies that govern practice. Participates in professional organizations and continually seeks to improve professional knowledge and skill.

MAJOR FUNCTION: COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIP SKILLS
Communicates effectively with students, parents, and school staff.

Requirements: Holds a master's degree, specialist certificate (6th year) and NCDPI license in school psychology; knowledgeable of and able to apply best practices in psychology in the school environment; excellent communication skills.

To apply: Complete application at www.cms.k12.nc.us (select job type: Instructional); once application is complete, apply to the job – it is listed as Psychologist, Staff
Charlotte-Mecklenburg SchoolsAmy Sullivan
NC0023Moore County Schools has an immediate opening for a 10-month full time School Psychologist. Moore County is located in the heartland of North Carolina. We are known for golf in Pinehurst, pottery in Seagrove, and horses in Southern Pines. We are an hour from Raleigh and Greensboro, three hours from the coast, and four hours from the mountains. Moore County Schools has an approximate psychologist to student ratio of 1 to 1300. Our psychologists, therefore fulfill an expanded role beyond just testing. We have been embracing MTSS for several years and have paved the way for the new state changes in SLD identification. We pay the state salary scale plus local supplement. Contact Sara Bigley (email:sbigley@ncmcs.org; Phone: 910-947-2342) and apply on the Moore County Schools website: http://www.ncmcs.org/page/517. You may also apply on the state website, but notify Sara Bigley that you have done so. Moore County SchoolsSara Bigley
NC0022Wayne 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: michellehamm@wcps.org. Tel: 919-705-6027
Wayne County Public SchoolsMichelle Hamm
NC0020
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. 

Job Description
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 rhonda_mcclenahan@iss.k12.nc.us OR Debbie Hourigan, Lead Psychologist at dhourigan@iss.k12.nc.us

Iredell-Statesville SchoolsRhonda McClenahan
NC0019LEA: 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:

Patricia Cannon
Lead School Psychologist
Pitt County Schools
Sadie Saulter Educational Center
cannonp@pitt.k12.nc.us
252-830-3551
Pitt County Public SchoolsPatricia Cannon
NC0018Burke 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
Email: dkendall@burke.k12.nc.us
Address: PO Box 989
Morganton, NC 28680
Burke County Public SchoolsDebbie Kendall
NC0017Job 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

Contact:
Patti Cox, Ed. D.
Director of Student Services
Alleghany County Schools
86 Peachtree Street
Sparta, NC 28675

336-372-4345 (office)
336-372-4204 (fax)
coxpe@alleghany.k12.nc.us
Alleghany County SchoolsPatti Cox, Ed. D
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: https://www.teachgeorgia.org/ 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, michael.jones@onslow.k12.nc.us, or by mail at OCS, PO Box 99, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
Onslow CountyMichael Jones
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 (www.ncpublicschools.org) 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 www.gaston.k12.nc.us Select “Jobs” Select “Careers/Job Opportunities” Select “Start an application for employment” Complete online applicationGaston County SchoolSadie Broome

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