Job Description

    2023-2024 SY Certified: School Psychologist JobID: 3397
  • Position Type:
    District Based Professional Support/Psychologist

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Canyon View High School

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:

    JOB DESCRIPTION – School Psychologist

    TITLE: School Psychologist

    FTE: 1.0


    WORK CALENDAR: 213 days

    COMPENSATION: District-Based Professional Support (starting range $73,638)


    1. Assists the staff and educators employed by the Agua Fria Union High School District in a program directed toward the prevention of handicapping conditions.

    2. Assumes a major role in the identification of pupils with handicapping conditions, through the study of individual pupils and the appraisal of the individual pupil’s school program.

    3. Implements individual programs of intervention, through active involvement of all persons who have contact with the pupil, in the home, school and community environment.

    4. Assists the Director of Special Education in prioritizing and bring to attention issues of concern regarding special education services and programs in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

    5. Aids in the developmental and educational needs of both normal and exceptional students.

    6. Conducts appropriate psycho-educational evaluations and assessments of students in order to identify students with educational disabilities and to determine the academic, social and emotional needs of individual pupils.

    7. Provides a well-written, complete, and thorough MET report that is in compliance with federal and state regulations and district policies.

    8. Provides personal conferences to parents before any implementation of evaluation at which time clear procedures are made known to parents (reason for referral, type of tests used) and after evaluation, interprets a profile of the pupil’s learning characteristics, current and projected potential of performance, sensory and motor skills, the social or adjustment factors which influence his learning and an educational plan for the pupil.

    9. Communicates results and makes recommendations to teachers based on the findings of the evaluation through oral and written reports.

    10. Participates through an interdisciplinary decision-making process, the determination of eligibility and appropriate assignment of students for special education programs and periodically re-evaluates the success of individual education programs in meeting the needs of each of these students.

    11. Supports teachers by providing informal behavioral observations in the classroom and assist teachers with classroom problems to establish effective behavior management programs. Works with staff to develop functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans.

    12. Provides individual and group counseling to students to increase self concept, improve communication skills and to gain insight into interpersonal relationships.

    13. Provides assistance in handling crisis situations by helping students express their feelings, providing insight and support and helping them put things back into focus.

    14. Provides Parent Education Programs to parents who need assistance in developing effective behavior management techniques.

    15. Develops and maintains contacts with community agencies and specialists in order that community resources may be used to supplement the services of the school psychologist.

    16. Advocates the protection of the human and civil rights of all pupils.

    17. Complies with federal and state special education regulations, district special education policies, and building administrative procedures.

    18. Provides formal and/or informal training of staff regarding special education procedures, legal requirements, and special education processes.

    19. Follows procedures and timelines regarding MIPS/DSC billing and voucher applications.

    20. Acts as district liaison for students in private placement and follows all relevant procedures and times.

    21. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding students, staff, parents and school issues.

    22. Provides a welcoming atmosphere for students, staff, parents and community.

    23. Performs responsibilities in an ethical and professional manner.

    24. Performs other related duties as assigned.


    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required

    Education / Certificate
    1. Master’s Degree in School Psychology

    2. A current and valid Arizona Department of Education School Psychologist, PreK-12 certificate

    3. Current and valid IVP Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card (FPCC)


    1. Exhibits integrity in applying the ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychological services, including honoring confidentiality.

    2. Ability to explain the educational needs of students in terms that can be easily understood by parents and other appropriate personnel.

    3. Ability to work effectively as a team member.

    4. Ability to maintain clear communications with administration, staff, parents, and students as a member of various school teams.

    Communication Skills

    1.Strong writing, literacy, and communication skills; uses effective communication strategies to interact with a variety of audiences

    2. Bilingual communication is beneficial

    Computer Skills

    1. Knowledge of Google Suite

    2. Technical experience with Excel and PowerPoint


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Must be able to lift and carry materials and packages weighing up to 15 pounds

    2. Ability to travel throughout school sites as required


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Must be able to tolerate a semi-private working, high paced environment

    2. Must be able to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting and computer work

    3. Must be able to multitask

    4. Must be able to obtain District certificate for driving a District vehicle

    5. Must be able to be flexible with work hours


    The District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the District complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. The District expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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