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Special Education Director
West Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative is a small, close-knit cooperative that serves the Hays, Ellis, Victoria, and LaCrosse school districts. WCKSEC is focused on strong relationships among staff, parents, and students and is known for the great care we take with students and their families.
We are looking for a school psychologist with a KSDE license in school psychology and interest in working in a comprehensive school psychology model, that includes special education evaluations, consultation with special and general education staff, and opportunities to work directly with students.
The pay range we are offering is $51,125-$62,370 dependent on experience and education level.
WCKSEC is located in Hays, KS, home to Fort Hays State University, Sternberg Museum, and The Bricks in Downtown Hays. Hays is a great place to live because of high quality schools, a competitive job market in several different industries, and a wide range of activities to take part in throughout the community.
JOB TITLE: School Psychologist
REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education
LENGTH OF WORK YEAR: School Year with extended contract of 10 days
QUALIFICATIONS: Kansas State Certification in School Psychology
JOB GOAL: The School Psychologist(s) primary goal is to assist students to reach their academic, social, emotional, and physical potentials either through direct assessment or therapy with the student(s) or indirect interventions when working with teachers and parents.
1. Provide diagnostic services in the area of intelligence, personality, sensory motor, achievement, and adaptive behavior to students with suspected exceptional educational needs.
2. Provide alternative intervention strategies and/or assessments to students with non-exceptional educational needs within the Kansas MTSS structure.
3. Consult with parents of students, who have been formally evaluated, about educational interventions and/or management strategies that can be utilized at home and at school to assist the child to reach his/her full potential.
4. Report test data and observations for students who have been referred to assist the IEP team in identifying various disabilities along with helping to determine the need for special education.
5. Coordinate IEP team meetings by serving as a member. This responsibility may involve scheduling the meetings with the IEP case manager, specialists and parents, facilitating the communication at the meetings, completing the mandated procedures and filing the final report.
6. Provide direct individual and group counseling services to students who are experiencing academic, social, emotional, or behavioral adjustment problems.
7. Collaborate/consult with individual teachers regarding learning or behavioral concerns
about students. Assist the teacher in establishing behavioral management programs and/or classroom modifications to accommodate the learning needs of their students.
8. Teach individual parents or organize group presentations on specific strategies or techniques to assist the parent in the successful management of their child.
9. Serve as a consultant to the MTSS/SIT/GEIT Team to provide pre-referral intervention alternatives.
10. Coordinate School, Community, County, State & Federal resources & agencies to assist students with special needs.
11. Other responsibilities related to the position as assigned by the Director of Special Education.