Tonasket School District

Position Opening: School Psychologist Intern

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Tonasket SD is a public school located in rural north-central Washington. It is one of the largest geographical districts in the state!


The Tonasket setting is rural with magnificent topography of mountains and valleys. The Okanogan River, part of the Columbia River system, flows through the town of Tonasket. There are many lakes in the area, some large and others quite small. The climate is best described as semi-arid with four definite seasons.


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Our Mission and Culture

Focused on learning and linking learning to life.


Embrace a welcoming and collaborative school climate that encourages staff and student initiative, dynamic learning, a sense of community, and ethical decision-making, while promoting and valuing mutual respect, safety, health, and our rural heritage.

The Tonasket School District is currently looking to fill a School Psychologist Intern position.

The Tonasket School District is now accepting in and out of district applications for:


School Psychologist Intern


APPLICATION PERIOD:
In-district requests close May 12, 2021

Open until filled for out of district applications


APPLICATION PROCESS:
To request a transfer (within classification), submit a letter of interest to Anitra Atchison in the district office.


APPLICATION PROCESS:
To apply for this position, applicants must complete the online application and submit materials through the online system. Go to the district’s website at the link below. Instructions for completing the online application are found on the Employment link. Please call the district office at 509-486-2126 for help if needed.

JOB DESCRIPTION

School Psychologist Intern


DEPARTMENT: Special Education

REPORTS TO: MTSS Director

WORK DAYS: Part or Full time – 100 - 191, 7.5 hour days

SALARY: Per the 2021-2022 Tonasket Salary Schedule - placement based on experience and education


Purpose of School Psychologist Intern Position:

The School Psychologist Intern provides a full range of school psychological services for ages 3-21 including screening and assessment; and designing remedial educational programs with assistance and mentoring. Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team to determine a student’s eligibility for special services; appropriate programming; and ongoing progress. Implements all procedures to meet compliance standards as outlined in the WAC’s in concert with school district procedures and due process forms.


QUALIFICATIONS:


Required:

  • Currently enrolled in a university program that will result in eligibility for Washington ESA School Psychologist certificate.

  • Successful school training and limited experience working in school psychology, counseling or related field

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the current literature, issues, and technical skills of the field of school psychology

  • Working knowledge of Washington state and federal laws relating to students with disabilities

  • Knowledge and/or experience working with migrant/bilingual programs and behavioral intervention plans.

  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality and easily understood written reports, letters, and other professional correspondence

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and commitment of follow through on tasks

  • Strict confidentiality


Preferred:

  • Currently in a Master’s degree program in school psychology with an interest of remaining in the Tonasket School District

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish


Skills, Knowledge, and/or Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve objectives

  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and schedules, deal with frequent interruptions, and work as part of a team

  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated through the ability to build trusting, collaborative relationships

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Exceptionally high commitment to task accomplishment and flexibility in working hours and days


Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group services to children and/or parents that emphasize improved educational performance and/or conduct with guidance and mentoring from a certified School Psychologist.

  • Screen and evaluate students suspected of having a disability including selecting appropriate instruments, administering tests, observations, and writing reports which state the evaluation findings, and provide for educational program recommendations with guidance and mentoring from a certified School Psychologist.

  • Participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and the individualized education program (IEP) committee contributing evaluation findings and collaborating on the child’s educational plan.

  • Provide collaborative consultation and documentation of results including assisting basic education staff with suggestions and implementation of pre-referral intervention strategies.

  • Provide recommendations and modifications to assist basic education staff in working with special education students in the classroom setting.

  • Consult with parents, teachers, and other appropriate staff regarding the child’s program and any adaptations/materials needed to facilitate improved performance in the classroom or at home with guidance and mentoring from a certified School Psychologist.

  • Provide direct services through a variety of methods (e.g. classroom presentations, co-teaching in general education settings, in-services to staff/parents, etc.) as needed.

  • Maintain appropriate data on students to document current levels of performance and other pertinent information. Re-evaluate, as appropriate, to determine extent of progress and effectiveness of therapy.

  • Establish and monitor the necessary caseloads, procedures, and resources to manage school psychologist services to students/staff and work cooperatively to accomplish the goals of the IEP with guidance and mentoring from a certified School Psychologist.

  • Adhere to the ethical standards and codes of the profession and to the established rules, regulations, and laws governing special education programs. Participate in activities that promote professional development, and use clinical/educational research to enhance therapy services.


Professional Growth and Responsibilities

  • Give healthy and effective alternatives to students, parents, teachers, and administrators regarding problems in learning and behavior.

  • Provide counseling, social skills training, and behavior management strategies in 1:1, small group, and classroom settings.

  • Assess academic skills, cognitive/learning aptitudes, social skills, emotional development, and eligibility for special education.

  • Develop crisis management, substance abuse, and classroom management programs.

  • Submits records, reports, and assignments promptly and efficiently.

  • Deals with obstacles and constraints positively.

  • Demonstrates ability to adjust to and use new approaches in the performance of his/her duties


MANDATORY CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Successful clearance of the FBI and Washington State Patrol fingerprint background check.
  • Successful Washington State Sexual Misconduct clearance.
  • Completion of Federal I-9, Employment Verification Eligibility form.

Tonasket School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Steve McCullough, Superintendent, 35 HWY 20 East. Ph. 509-486-2126 email: smccullough@tonasket.wednet.edu


El Distrito Escolar de Tonasket no discrimina en cualquier programa o actividad sobre la base de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, veterano o militar, orientación sexual, expresión o identidad de género, discapacidad, o el uso de una perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio y proporciona un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. El siguiente empleado(s) ha sido designado para manejar las preguntas y quejas por presunta discriminación: Steve McCullough, Superintente 35 HWY 20 East. Tel. 509-486-2126 correo electrónico: smccullough@tonasket.wednet.edu