School Psychology Jobs

School Psychologists work with children within the educational system.  They work in both public and private schools assessing and counseling children and doing behavioral interventions when needed.  School Psychologists collaborate with teachers, parents and other school personnel to help children with both learning disabilities and those who are gifted and talented and require a more challenging curriculum.

School Psychologists help children with learning and behavioral issues, make suggestions to teachers for classroom management and offer helpful parenting techniques.  They work closely with the teachers to create the best learning environment possible for the children.  School Psychologists also work in district offices to help resolve students’ behavioral and learning problems.

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What are the Responsibilities for Someone Working in School Psychology Jobs?

School psychology applies the science and practice of psychology to the education of children, focusing on individual study of children’s learning in the educational setting. School Psychologists work with students, parents and educators to promote a healthy learning environment. They help children deal with behavioral problems, disabilities, academic hurdles, and many other issues that affect students. They work with parents and educators to develop techniques to help children at home and in the classroom.  

School Psychologists typically start with the selection of a topic of study, such as prejudice, personal perception, social constructs such as control or cults, nonverbal communication, and many other specific topics. They collect information through observation, surveys and interviews and administer personality, aptitude or intelligence tests. 

Where do Professionals in School Psychology Work?

Most School Psychologists work in public school settings, from elementary through middle and high school. They also work in private schools, vocational and technical schools, hospitals and clinics, community agencies, and universities.

School Psychologists often work with specific student populations, such as working with students with disabilities or working with students of a specific age group. They frequently work in juvenile care facilities, mental health centers and in childcare centers or orphanages. 

 

What Skills are Required in School Psychology?

School Psychologists require active listening skills and must give their full attention to what others say, asking appropriate questions and taking time to understand points made by others. They should possess strong communication skills including reading comprehension and writing skills. School Psychologists must be socially perceptive, seeking to understand why people react the way they do to various stimuli.

School Psychologists must be critical thinkers. They must use logic and reasoning to identify problems and viable solutions. They should possess strong decision-making skills and use sound judgement while considering potential action. 

 

How Much Money Can You Make in School Psychology?

School Psychologists earn an average median salary of $77,000 per year. This salary can vary widely by industry and region, with School Psychologists working in the east and west earning more than those in the middle of the nation. Those working in California can earn $108,000 per year and those in the District of Columbia earn $95,000 annually.

School Psychologists working in the Department of Education earn an annual salary of $92,000 and those in private schools typically earn a national average of $85,000 per year. 

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Interns and 11 month School Psychologists Prince George's County Public Schools Adelphi, Maryland US 10/28/2020
School Psychology Internships and 11-Month Position Announcement Prince Georges County Public Schools (PGCPS) offers school psychology internships at both the doctoral and specialist level through the Office of Psychological Services. Our school psychology internship program is over 30 years old has supported interns from across the United States. We follow the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP)Standards ... More
Education Program Specialist - Urban Support STATE OF OHIO Columbus, Ohio 10/26/2020
Position required for COVID-19 response purposes. ... More
Education Program Specialist - Urban Support STATE OF OHIO Cleveland, Ohio 10/26/2020
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EDHS Clinical and School Psychology Lecturer (Faculty Wage) University of Virginia, School of Medicine Virginia US 10/24/2020
The University of Virginia's Curry School of Education seeks qualified applicants for the Department of Human Services to teach and provide content expertise for programs in Clinical and School Psychology. Positions will be filled on an as-needed basis according to curriculum needs and appointments are typically for teaching a single course. This is an at-will faculty wage position which does not carry benefits. Opportunities may be available on-grounds at the University of Virginia ... More
Tenured: Professor and Department Head Texas A&M University College Station / TAMU, Other / Non-US US 10/23/2020
The College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time tenured professor department head (Douglas J. Palmer Endowed Chair) of the Department of Educational Psychology with an 11 month academic appointment beginning fall of 2021. Responsibilities for this position include serving as the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer for the department. The Department Head and Douglas J. Palmer Endowed Chair is responsible for fostering ... More
Tenured/Tenure-Track: Associate/Full Professor Texas A&M University College Station, Texas US 10/21/2020
The Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University announces a full-time, tenure track, Associate/Full Professor positionwith a 9-monthacademic appointment for Fall 2021. within an APA-accredited School Psychology Program. The specific area of research expertise for this position is open; however, we seek applicants with an established and fundable programmatic line of research that contributes significantly to child psychology/ the profession of school psychology. The successful ... More
Licensed Pediatric Psychologist Ascend Behavior Partners Phoenix, Arizona US 10/20/2020
The average age of diagnosis for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is 4+ years old, but the evidence shows that parents may detect developmental concerns 2 years sooner (Gorden-Lipkin, 2016). This delay is a missed opportunity to begin therapy to maximize the childs skills acquisition and quality of life. Ascend Behavior Partners' solution to this challenge is to partner with families living with autism to build a strong foundation for their children in early childhood ... More
Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the EdD in School Psychology College of Education The University of Findlay Findlay, Ohio US 10/20/2020
The University of Findlay invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to teach primarily in the doctor of education in school psychology program in the College of Education (COE). The COE is seeking a candidate with experience working as a School Psychologist in K-12 schools. The applicant should be willing to chair and serve on doctoral committees. More
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