Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $65,000 - $73,500
This position is located in Tallahassee, Florida.
100% Grant Funded.
Position Summary: The School Psychology Consultant will collaborate with consultants from other student services professions as part of the Student Support Services Project. The Student Support Services Project is physically located in the FDOE in Tallahassee, Florida. The School Psychology Consultant is responsible for collaborating, communicating, disseminating information, and providing leadership to school districts, other discretionary projects and the FDOE regarding effective school psychology practices and programs. The consultant will provide strong leadership in promoting the implementation and best professional practices in the delivery of school psychological services, and utilizing an integrated student support services model within a multi-tiered system of supports including team-based problem solving and response to intervention practices.This project is awarded to the University of South Florida. The physical location of the position is in Tallahassee, FL.Responsibilities:
- Provide multiple forms of technical assistance (face-to-face, phone, video-conference, and written guidance and support) to Florida school district personnel focused on the implementation of effective instruction and intervention processes and practices; on strategies for providing school-based mental health prevention and intervention services; on criteria, processes, and procedures for determining exceptional student education eligibility and services; and on how to facilitate student services personnel evaluation in the context of state rules and available models
- Provide strong leadership in promoting best professional practices in the delivery of school psychological services, including the use of an integrated student services model that emphasizes evidence-based instruction and interventions within a multi-tiered system of supports. This position will provide leadership through developing and disseminating technical guidance and professional development materials, providing regional trainings and technical assistance sessions to school and district personnel, and providing technical assistance to school district personnel on implementation of integrated student services practices.
- Collaborate with other student services areas (school counseling, school nursing, school social work, positive behavior support) in the implementation of integrated students service delivery initiatives.
- Serve as liaison and provide technical assistance to the FDOE, other state and community departments and agencies, professional associations, and university training programs. Technical assistance (face-to-face, phone, video-conference, and written guidance and support) to these agencies includes providing guidance regarding the role of student services personnel in providing comprehensive services in Florida school districts; best practices in providing services to students at-risk for academic, behavioral, social-emotional, and physical health problems; and facilitating linkages between school districts and other agencies that serve students at-risk.
- Conduct analyses of proposed legislation and assist in the development and implementation of State Board of Education rules. Bill analyses occur approximately within the two months prior to and throughout the annual Florida legislative session
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Communication, Education, Adult Education, or equivalent field with one year of experience in a professional training position; or a Master's degree in the same field. Certain grants and programs may also have specific education and/or certification requirements specific to the subject matter area of the program.
- A Specialist or Doctoral Degree in school psychology and five years' experience in school psychology of student services area. National Certification in school psychology.
- Experience in a leadership role in school psychology and/or student services.
- Experience with the delivery of comprehensive school psychological services within a Multi-Tiered System of supports (MTSS).
- Experience and knowledge related to determining eligibility for exceptional education services in Florida and providing effective school-based mental health services.
- Experience developing and implementing professional development for school psychologists and other student services professions, instructional staff, and educational leaders (school, district, state, university partners).
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- Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.