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2018-2019 Psychologist - MDA

at Scottsdale Unified School District

Posted: 4/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 6194
Keywords: professional

Job Description

Preschool as well as K-12 positions available.  Please email contact listed on this posting for specific details.

PAY GRADE:   Psychologist Pay Schedule



The job of Psychologist is done for the purpose/s of assisting students who experience physical, mental, social or emotional difficulties; identifying difficulties and promoting improvement through evaluation, intervention and/or consultation; referring and/or coordinating with community service agencies; planning developing and evaluating programs; and establishing appropriate interventions within the school setting.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Assesses students’ students' strengths and weaknesses within and in consideration of multiple environments for the purpose of determining student’s present level of academic and functional performance and developing recommendations and/or placement.
  • Consults with teachers, parents, other personnel and/or outside professionals for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services and/or making recommendations.
  • Coordinates and communicates with community agencies including medical, judicial, social service and mental health services for the purpose of determining appropriate treatments, etc. to meet the needs of specific students.
  • Facilitates meetings (e.g. IEP conferences, parent meetings, in-service, etc.) for the purpose of developing plans and/or providing information regarding students’ functional goals.
  • Intervenes in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students for the purpose of assisting students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.
  • Participates in various meetings (e.g. parent conferences, in-service training, site meetings, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or presenting information and/or meeting credential requirements.
  • Prepares documentation (e.g. evaluations, observations, progress, contacts with parents, teachers and outside professionals, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information.
  • Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining appropriate approach for addressing students’ specific needs.
  • Supervises interns, practicum students and others for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth and achieving overall objectives of school’s curriculum.
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):

  • Master’s Degree in job related area
  • Job related experience is required

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):

  • Arizona Department of Education School Psychologist Certificate

KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws.

SKILLS (position requirements at entry):

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operate standard office equipment; designing interventions.

ABILITY (position requirements at entry):

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. In working with others, independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: maintain confidentiality; communicate with diverse groups; record keeping.


Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.


The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Primary Location: Mohave District Annex

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Marcy Moreno
Title Exec Adm Assist

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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