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School Psychologist

Bargaining Unit: Rochester Teachers Association (RTA)
Job Location: TBD
Job Title: School Psychologist
Hours: 35 hrs/wk
Bracket: N/A
Salary/Range: $48,500 - $70,119 (Starting pay range, depending on experience) 

The Rochester City School District (RCSD), located in vibrant Monroe County on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario serves over 26,000 students, of whom more than 85% are students of color, in 46 schools and 10 alternative programs. The RCSD Board of Education and Superintendent believe that each student has recognizable and untapped potential that we all strive to discover and fulfill. In a partnership of family, school, and community, our mission is to provide all students equitable access to a high-quality education and graduate students who are prepared to become productive members of society. The Rochester City School District’s vision is to provide a high-quality education that fosters the development of the individual talents and abilities of our students in a nurturing environment of equity. Students are our first priority and will drive each decision. Our work is centered in respect, trust, integrity, and accountability.  
Works as a member of a multidisciplinary team with teachers, administrators, social workers, speech/language pathologists, audiologists, occupational and physical therapists. Uses a variety of assessment instruments in the areas of cognition, perception, personality, academic achievement, social and emotional behavior to arrive at diagnostic and prescriptive needs of student. Promotes the development of a positive multicultural learning environment which encourages student success. 
  • Uses a variety of appropriate psychological instruments and techniques to conduct non-biased assessment.
  • Constructs comprehensive psychological reports which include intervention and remediation strategies to be used.
  • Interprets results of assessment and share results with student, parent, school personnel and other Interviews, counsels and provides training to school staff and parents.
  • Interprets federal, state and local laws relating on eligibility of special services to children.
  • Provides individual or group counseling services to children and families.
  • Monitors and accepts responsibility as part of a team for the well-being and success of students.
  • Constructs professional reports to agencies.
  • Serves as a resource to other professional staff in areas of cognition, academic, social and emotional functioning of children.
  • Completes yearly/monthly statistical reports on services provided to students.
  • Integrates knowledge of all curricula into learning theories and translates that information to teachers and other school personnel.
  • Provides consultation services to school personnel in the areas of retention, social grouping, learning styles, social skills, motivation, behavior management, peer interaction, goal setting, etc.               

  • Participates with other school personnel on issues relating to school climate.
  • Attends departmental staff meetings, school faculty meetings, parent/teacher meetings.
  • Participates in projects and activities recommended by school or central management.
  • Writes proposals to secure grants for special projects or research programs.
  • Participates in school community activities. School Psychologist – Schools (continued)
  • Participates in departmental committees to promote best practices.
  • Conducts training for parents in areas such as child development.
  • Attends Committee on Special Education meetings.
  • Participates in site-based student assistance teams’ meetings.
  • Master’s degree in Psychology
  • New York State Certification in School Psychology.