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Title
Title I/IV Itinerant Behavioral Support Specialist/School Psychologist

Description
This position is for the  
remainder of the 2017-2018  
school year. 
 
OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS 
 
LOCATION: East Bank Middle,  
Sharon Dawes Elementary and  
Pratt Elementary 
 
JOB GOAL: To apply  
behavioral support  
understanding and skills in  
the school setting; to  
provide comprehensive  
psychological services in  
the form of consultations,  
and crisis intervention,  
emphasized through a parent  
effectiveness training  
approach, staff development,  
and direct individual and  
group psychological  
counseling to behaviorally  
at-risk students. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
Master's degree in School  
Psychology or its  
equivalent. 
Minimum certification  
requirements as defined by  
the West Virginia Department  
of Education Policy 5202. 
Demonstrates expertise in  
working with school-age  
children grades pre-k  
through 8 in psychological  
related areas. 
Demonstrates ability to work  
as a member of a team. 
Demonstrates ability to work  
individually without direct  
supervision. 
Demonstrates ability to  
organize and schedule time  
efficiently. 
Demonstrates knowledge of  
important, relevant, and  
current issues pertaining to  
school-age children. 
Demonstrates an  
understanding of psycho- 
educational strengths and  
needs. 
Demonstrates ability to  
maintain complete and  
accurate records. 
Demonstrates ability to  
relate a positive attitude  
in working with other staff  
members and the public. 
Demonstrates understanding  
of characteristics and needs  
of students with behavioral  
issues. 
Demonstrates expertise in  
providing counseling  
services to students  
behaviorally "at risk" and  
their families. 
Demonstrates knowledge of  
computer usage. 
Demonstrates ability to  
write meaningful reports. 
REPORTS TO: Building  
Administrator 
 
SUPPORT RELATIONSHIPS:   
Works cooperatively with  
building administrators,  
staff and other members of  
the school, parents, KCS  
central office personnel,  
and the community to provide  
coordinated services to  
students. 
 
PERFORMANCE  
RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Title  
I/IV Behavioral Support  
Specialist/School  
Psychologist will serve to  
meet the needs of  
behaviorally at-risk  
students and their families  
in assigned schools.  These  
services will be  
supplemental to those  
provided by the Kanawha  
County Schools School  
Psychologists. In the  
provision of services, the  
Title I/IV Behavioral  
Support Specialist/School  
Psychologist will rely to a  
larger extent upon referral  
data provided by teachers,  
school counselor, and  
principal. 
Counsel individually and as  
a team member in decisions  
affecting referred students. 
Observe in classrooms to  
better understand students  
and assist the teacher in  
meeting student needs. 
Provide individual and small  
group interventions and  
counseling to behaviorally  
at-risk students. 
Work with students to engage  
strategies such as conflict  
resolution and peer  
mediation to promote the  
development of age  
appropriate social-emotional  
skills. 
Develop and train school  
personnel in intervention  
strategies designed for  
students and families. 
Schedule and hold  
conferences and workshops  
designed to train staff and  
families to implement  
interventions. 
Train families in parenting  
skills. 
Refer individual students  
and families to appropriate  
community support agencies  
and provide follow up. 
Serve on the Student  
Assistance Team (SAT) to  
review prospective referral  
candidates, with the goal of  
assisting with intervention  
strategies. 
Assist educators, parents,  
and students in crisis  
situations, calling upon  
special knowledge of local  
resources. 
Serve on schoolwide and  
community committees and  
programs to address topics  
such as substance abuse,  
discipline, appropriate  
behavioral interventions,  
conflict resolution and peer  
mediation. 
Conduct a thorough review of  
student data for those  
students served. 
Conduct student and family  
conferences as necessary to  
meet student needs. 
Consult with teachers,  
school counselor, community  
mental health  
representatives, and  
families as needed to meet  
student needs 
Perform tasks and assume  
other responsibilities the  
building administrator may  
determine as specific to  
this assignment. 
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  210  
day Salary in accordance  
with established pay  
schedule for School  
Psychologists. 
 
EVALUATION:  Performance of  
this job will be evaluated  
in accordance with  
provisions of WVDE Policy  
5310 Evaluation of  
Professional Personnel. 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The  
physical demands described  
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  
reach, stand, walk, lift,  
grasp, write, talk, hear,  
see, use technology such as  
computers and multimedia  
equipment, and use  
repetitive motions. While  
performing the duties of  
this job, the employee may  
frequently lift and/or move  
at least 10 pounds of  
materials. Specific vision  
abilities required by this  
job include close vision  
such as to read handwritten  
or typed material, 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 members. 
  
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. Most  
commonly, the educational  
setting is indoors with  
outdoor settings for recess  
and field trip activities.  
The noise level in the work  
environment is low to  
moderate (20-60 dB).  
Exceptions include  
gymnasiums as well as  
vocational/technical  
laboratories where the noise  
levels may be moderate to  
loud (60-90 dB). 
  
The information contained in  
the job description is for  
compliance with the  
Americans with Disabilities  
Act (ADA) and is not an  
exhaustive list of duties  
performed by this position.  
Additional duties are  
performed by the individuals  
currently holding this  
position and additional  
duties may be assigned by  
the Superintendent or  
his/her designee.

Job Location or School Name
East Bank MS

City
East Bank

County
Kanawha

Qualifications
Valid West Virginia teaching  
certificate  
with the proper endorsements  
as  
required.

Salary
Kanawha County Schools Teacher Pay Scale Based Upon Degree And Years Of Experience

Closing Date
2018-01-30

Comments
This is a WVDE Job posting.  
Please follow the link below  
for additional  
information. 
 

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Job URL
http://kcs.kana.k12.wv.us

County Contact Email
kdolsen@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

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