R-5037 Psychometrist-Health and Clinical Services, Psychology Department--Re-Advertised

Re-Advertised

  R-5037 Reference # 7056556

      Posting Date: September 10, 2019

AIDB is sensitive to the needs of individuals who are blind or Visually Impaired and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing and for qualified applicants and employees will make reasonable accommodations.

POSITION:    Psychometrist

                      Health and Clinical Services, Psychology Department

    WORK SCHEDULE: 197 days

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Class A Alabama State Department of Education Certificate in Psychometry and master’s level coursework in Psychometry covering specified individual intellectual assessment measures.  
  • Successful work experience in the field of Psychometry.
  • Knowledge of and experience with students who have hearing impairments, visual impairments, and other disabilities is desired.
  • Must be familiar with special education laws including IDEA.
  • A minimum of INTERMEDIATE sign language proficiency level is required within the first twelve (12) months of employment. The proficiency level of ADVANCED, according to the AIDB evaluation system, must be obtained within the first thirty (30) months of employment.
  • Must have knowledge of or willingness to learn Braille, including obtaining a certification from the National Library of Congress within the first thirty (30) months of employment.
  • Upholds the professionalism and ethical standards of psychometrists.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrates an ability to organize and complete tasks on a timely basis
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Upon offer of employment, the ABI/FBI record check must be completed based on the Alabama Child Protection Act of 1999 pursuant to Act 2002-457. A non-refundable fee of $48.15 is required at the scheduled appointment.  Suitable criteria must be confirmed by the Alabama State Department of Education prior to beginning to work. 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Selects, administers, scores, and interprets individual assessments for students enrolled at Alabama School for the Blind, Alabama School for the Deaf, and Helen Keller School.
  • Evaluates students’ present level of performance and provides techniques to modify student instruction.
  • Performs assessments to include, but not limited to, psychologicals, educational assessments, behavioral evaluations, learning media assessments, and functional vision assessments as requested by school personnel, including IEP teams and the Admissions Department.
  • Adapts the administration of tests to the specific needs of each student while staying within the standardized procedures set forth for each specific test.
  • Ensures that students referred for testing are seen in a timely manner.
  • Adheres to local and state timelines and indicators with 100 percent compliance.
  • Collects necessary data and prepares assessments and/or educational reports regarding student data results for use in determining eligibility and student program and instructional/services planning.
  • Provides reports/findings within a designated timeframe.
  • Documents work assignments using an appropriate system to consistently demonstrate the number of students served by direct contact or indirect consultation.
  • Provides consultative services to students, teachers, administrators, parents, and others in interpreting and analyzing assessment data for use in planning learning environments, intervention strategies, and classroom diagnostic techniques.
  • Provides various resource services to include, but not limited to, educational/psychological assessments to AIDB during summer assessments and summer camp and to LEAs as needed.
  • Consults/Advises regarding the development and implementation of the Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) based on the assessed needs of the student.
  • Reviews and ensures timeliness, accuracy, availability, and security of information.
  • Protects confidentiality of student information.
  • Assists in the implementation of tracking procedures and requirements for special education eligibility status and timelines.
  • Assists with development and implementation of appropriate in-service training and staff development, as requested by Psychology Lead Counselor.
  • Participates in appropriate training sessions and workshops including those at AIDB and the State Department of Education, Special Education Services.
  • Develops, directs, and/or participates in appropriate research projects as requested.
  • Develops and/or participates in program evaluation where relevant.
  • Develops personal professional development goals that reflect membership in organizations and attendance at conferences related to hearing impairment, visual impairment, and the field of psychometry.
  • Deals with emergencies in a calm and productive manner.
  • Fosters cooperative working relationships with principals, teachers, and all other related services personnel.
  • Must be willing to learn and use the latest assistive technology for blind, visually impaired, deaf, and hard of hearing students.
  • Attends mandatory staff meetings and any other meetings called by the Lead Counselor and/or the Executive Director of HCS.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of potential issues and/or unusual events.
  • Other relevant duties as assigned by the Lead Counselor and/or the Executive Director of HCS.

SALAR              Salary:            $44,622 – $62,227 Scale E2 Rank 59 (Class A Cert. School Psychometrist)

                        Pay is based on days worked each academic school year.

                        Direct deposit is required.

This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  September 24, 2019           

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