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School Psychologist

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range TBD  
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Ignite your desire to be the best!

Imagine an energy so positive, so powerful, it ignites your desire to be the best, inspires you to bring out the best in others, and fuels your aspiration to do the best work of your career.

At Legacy Traditional Schools we do things a special way, in a way that ignites our desire to be the best, illuminates our educators’ best talents, lights up the minds of our students, and fuels our school spirit. We shine the brightest when we raise our hands and rise to the challenge of changing lives through education, cultivating bright curious minds, achieving award-winning results, upholding our values, and engaging positively with our students, parents and communities.

Please note: This position is for potential upcoming 2024-2025 openings

Position Overview

Provide evaluation, consultative, and counseling services in the school setting.  Conduct psycho-educational evaluations and lead the multidisciplinary team in the process of identifying students as eligible for and in need of special education services. 

Essential Functions

Note: The essential functions below describe the general requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or most of the primary accountabilities listed below. Specific tasks, responsibilities or competencies may be documented in the incumbent’s performance objectives as outlined by the incumbent’s immediate supervisor or manager.

  • Lead the multidisciplinary evaluation team (MET) through the evaluation process when a student is referred for a special education evaluation.
  • Complete comprehensive evaluations and use professional judgment in order to identify areas that need additional data collected.
  • Participate in Legacy Traditional School non-violent crisis response team if trained. 
  • Conduct classroom observations as part of the special education evaluation process, child study team (CST) process and as a consultative process. 
  • Prepare cohesive and timely evaluation reports.
  • Interpret assessment data and impart it to parents and MET members in a meaningful way.
  • Identify students’ needs and develop programming recommendations based on evaluation outcomes.
  • Lead the school team in the development and implementation of behavior plans. 
  • Lead the school’s pre-referral intervention team. 
  • Provide counseling services in alignment with student’s IEPs and/or 504 plans.
  • Provide school based counseling in accordance with pre-referral intervention or informally. 
  • Facilitate training on topics related to position on an as-needed basis.
  • Provide consultative services to teachers and administrators regarding behavioral and academic concerns.
  • Other duties as assigned by the deputy superintendent of exceptional student services, special education coordinator, principal, school psychologist coordinator. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Education, Licensure, or Certification

  • School Psychologist Certificate in the state in which you are working.
  • Must possess strong communication and organizational skills. 
  • Must demonstrate initiative and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.   

Work Experience or Related Experience

  • Experience conducting psycho-educational evaluations 
  • Knowledge of IDEA and K-8 programming for special education

Specialized Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Positively interact with all students.
  • Create a safe learning environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Able to employ varied best practices in the profession. 
  • Ability to identify individual student needs.
  • Good communication skills with, students, coworkers, administration and parents.
  • Ability to collaborate with other teachers and school staff.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the school psychologist profession by utilizing resources for professional development therefore, improving the services that are provided.
  • Depending on the state to which you are applying, background check requirements may vary. Including but not limited to state and national criminal history background check.

Physical And Travel Requirements / Work Environment

  • The physical demands described here 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 essential functions. Duties are performed typically in school and/or office settings throughout the division. May include frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting up to approximately 25 pounds and occasional lifting of equipment and/or materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds may be required. 
  • Must have the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time; see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; and the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Enjoy the benefits of being the best

Education is not a spectator sport, so we encourage you work hard, learn, have fun and always do your best. If you raise your hand to accept the challenge of changing lives through education and give your very best to contribute to our students’ success, you’ll experience:

  • our colorful school spirit
  • a fulfilling career
  • a culture of connection
  • our spirit of tradition
  • the benefits of being the best.

Hint: If asked in your interview how we ignite your desire to be the best, the answer is “All of the above”

Enjoy industry-leading pay, rewards, referral bonuses and paid time-off. Care for your health and your family with comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, discounted onsite childcare and student enrollment priority, even for part-time roles. Invest in your future with retirement plans – Arizona has 401(k) plans with 6% employer matching, Nevada participates in the Nevada State Retirement PERS and Texas participate in the Texas retirement TRS. 

Enhance your growth with promotion opportunities, training, mentoring and tuition reimbursement. Thrive in a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment where we celebrate the diversity of our team and our communities and uphold our values to treat others with fairness, equality and respect as an equal opportunity employer.

Come be an educator with LTS

Every team member, from our support staff to our leadership team has knowledge to share, skills to teach, inspiration to offer, and a passion for helping others learn and perform their best, which is why we are proud to call all our employees educators.

Our smart, talented, diverse educators across Arizona, Nevada and Texas are working together to change lives through education and make our charter schools the best place learn, grow and work. Come be an educator at Legacy Traditional Schools and experience a positive collective energy so powerful, it ignites your desire to be the best! Ignite your career. Apply Today!

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