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Date: Feb 10, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

LSSP- 11M (Bilingual) JobID: 45824
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Certified Professional/LSSP
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Student Support Services
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  • Psychologist - HM0091 HM0093 HM0094.pdf
POSITION TITLE: Psychologist


Job Code: HM0091, HM0093, HM0094



Job Family – Health, Medical & Social Services

JOB SUMMARY: Promotes the behavioral improvement, emotional growth, and academic achievement of students by providing mental health crisis intervention and prevention or consultation and other services to campus administrators, staff, families, and students.


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  1. Provides behavioral consultation through the use of comprehensive data-gathering methods including classroom observations, interviews, educational and psychological assessment reports, and academic, mental health, and hospital record reviews to guide the development of individuals and/or classrooms. May provide direct services to students in assigned schools in crisis situations Coordinates mental health crisis response teams as needed.
  2. Provides an analysis of behaviors or mental health issues that informs the selection and planning of best practice interventions or positive behavioral supports and may include Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and development of Behavior Support Plans, in consultation with school staff, parents, or other community agencies to improve behavioral and emotional growth and academic achievement of students in assigned area. Collaborates with community agencies, counselors, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals to coordinate services.
  3. Provides psychological expertise regarding the ramifications of psychiatric diagnoses, learning disabilities, and other conditions; renders a professional opinion addressing mental health issues and their inter-relationship with disciplinary infractions, may include participation in Manifestation Determination Review (MDR) meetings.
  4. Synthesizes psychological research for dissemination in large group staff development trainings as well as for use in individual mentoring.
  5. Generates case formulations based on behavioral data and diagnostic/prognostic information in order to guide parents and school staff or campus-based and central review multi-disciplinary teams toward recommendations for community agency supports or alternative educational settings.
  6. May supervise, assign, and evaluate activities of psychology interns and trainees in provision of direct services to regular or special education students in the areas of crisis intervention, assessment, consultation, counseling, behavioral intervention as required by their internship training program.
  7. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Doctorate Degree in School, Clinical, or Counseling Psychology

WORK EXPERIENCE: 1 to 3 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Microsoft Office, Chancery Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), LSSP Trainee or LSSP Intern Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier)

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is substantially complex, varied and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the department. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on the more complex projects and new job duties and priorities.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: No budget development activity is required.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made with greater freedom and discretion, including recommendations that are subject to approval on matters that may affect multiple departments across HISD. Job is frequently expected to recommend new solutions to problems, to improve existing methods/procedures/services and generate new ideas. May also review decisions made by other individuals on more routine matters.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Information sharing - gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instructions and reporting results. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and coworkers in own and other departments.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Leads others in the resolution of highly sensitive and confidential issues on behalf of the department. Acts as a trusted advisor, and becomes involved in the customer's decision making process including presenting alternatives and information and applying persuasion and negotiation skills in the resolution of problems. Monitors customer service standards.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work involves some exposure to moderate risk of accident and requires following basic safety precautions. Ability to carry and/or lift up to 15 to 44 pounds.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Social Services, Service

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