School Psychologist Job Description

A school psychologist, also known as a school counselor or school social worker, works with students to create a positive learning environment.

A school psychologist helps promote student achievement and school success through psychological theories and principles of counseling, assessment, and intervention.

S/he consults with teachers, administration, and parents about student educational and personal problems, and plays a role in the planning and implementation of educational programs.

In school settings, psychologists conduct psychological, diagnostic, and neuropsychological assessments of students.

S/he also works with parents and teachers in coordinating classroom and behavioral interventions.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a School Psychologist who is passionate about helping students succeed and who is excited to work in a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have experience working with students of all ages and abilities and will be comfortable working with a diverse population.

School Psychologist Duties:

  • Review and evaluate students, teachers, and other school staff to identify educational needs and develop appropriate programs
  • Train staff on various aspects of evaluating and identifying children
  • Provide psychological testing, counseling, assessments, and referrals
  • Develop, implement, and monitor individual, group, and classroom interventions
  • Welcoming new students to school and schools to communities
  • Establish effective functioning for students
  • Provide support, guidance, and counseling to students, teachers, administrators, and parents
  • Deliver special education services
  • Continuously assess and revise programs and practices based on results and analyses

School Psychologist Responsibilities:

  • Assist children with educational difficulties, including developmental, behavioral, and emotional issues
  • Research and report on trends in special education topics
  • Provide direct and consultative services, including individual, group, and family therapy
  • Provide psychological evaluations and consultation
  • Monitor student progress, and draft recommendations for parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Assist with the development of individualized treatment plans
  • Conduct workshops for parents and teachers
  • Develop parent training plans

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or school counseling
  • Obtain and maintain an active license to practice psychology in the state of California
  • Strong knowledge of the principles and practices required to work with youth-Strong working relationships and an in-depth understanding of child development
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines,

"We're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in building a diverse and inclusive team, and encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals."