SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST INTERN
Summary: The School Psychologist Intern works under the supervision of a Certified School Psychologist The internship provides opportunities for a range of school psychological services consistent with the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) Domains of School Psychology Training and Practice, including varying types of assessment linked to intervention for academic, behavioral, and social/ emotional issues; consultation; behavior analysis and intervention; counseling; prevention at varying levels; research and program evaluation; and other activities consistent with NASP standards and deemed appropriate by Phoenix Elementary School District and university program. The internship for specialist level interns includes at least 1,200 hours, and the internship for doctoral interns includes at least 1,500 hours completed on a full-time basis over 1 academic year or on a half-time basis over 2 years.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (under the direction of the on-site psychologist supervisor and the Lead Psychologist:
- Assist teachers, other school personnel and parents in identifying and referring students who have significant academic, social-emotional or behavioral difficulties.
- Evaluate students using observations and a wide variety of assessment instruments which are appropriate for the student's specific referral questions.
- Share information with consumers in Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team meetings and written psychoeducational reports.
- Make practical, research-based recommendations through consultation and as part of written reports.
- Provide school-based counseling, as needed.
- Meet regularly with supervising psychologist and lead psychologist.
- Participate in monthly psychologist meetings and attend professional development offered.
- Maintain regular attendance.
- Comply with state and federal law and District policies and regulations.
Supervision by a certified school psychologist and lead psychologist.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- Masters, Educational Specialist or Doctorate degree (or pending internship)
- Meet guidelines established by the Educational Internship Supervisor.
- Certification through Arizona Department of Education as appropriate for internship.
Recurring Guidance and Consultation:
The internship includes an average of at least five hours per week of regularly scheduled, formal, face-to-face individual supervision with the specific intent of dealing with school psychological services rendered directly by the intern.
In addition to individual supervision, there is an average of at least two hours per week in scheduled learning activities such as case conferences, seminars, in-service trainings, etc. Many supervisory activities are the responsibility of the Educational Institution awarding internship credit.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.
Ability to conceptualize the statistical properties of standard deviation, and mean, and interpret and understand variances in scores using standard scores and t-scores.
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships, and work cooperatively with students, peers, and parents.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
- Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and School Board policies.
- Ability to function effectively as part of the special education team.
- Ability to write professional, consumer-friendly reports.
- Ability to communicate effectively with parents, students, and staff.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Job Contact Information
Friday, May 22, 2020 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)