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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Clinical Specialist in School Psychology Program Montclair State University Montclair, New Jersey US 04/12/2021
Overview: The Department of Psychology at Montclair State University invites applications for a ten-month Clinical Specialist teaching position in its NASP - recognized School Psychology Program (SPP) to begin September 1, 2021. Clinical Specialist is a full-time, non-tenure track position without academic rank. We seek a dynamic, field-experienced colleague to join our School Psychology Program and contribute to our specialist-level (MA + Cert) ... More
School Psychologist or School Psychology Intern Jordan School District West Jordan, Utah US 04/12/2021
The Jordan School District, located in West Jordan, Utah, currently has 3 full or part-time openings for school psychologists, or school psychology interns for the 2021-22 school year. One of the openings is for an additional full-time position in a high school. The remaining openings are in elementary or middle schools. Our K-12 district has more than 56,000 students and 59 schools, with one new school scheduled to open in Fall, 2021. All of our elementary, middle, and high schools ... More
Lecturer - School Psychology Ph.D. Program University of Houston Texas US 04/03/2021
The Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences (PHLS) offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses. The Department has occasional openings for temporary, part-time lecturers in the School Psychology Ph.D. Program. Lecturer appointments are made on a semester basis but may be renewed by PHLS as needed. Our university is located in the heart of Houston, Texas, the nation's fourth largest city. This metropolitan area offers scholars rich urban and ... More
Assistant Professor of School Psychology Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato, Minnesota US 03/29/2021
The Department of Psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor appointment in School Psychology beginning August 16, 2021. Evidence of an earned doctoral degree in school psychology or a closely related field is required no later than June 17, 2022. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate courses and advising students in the school psychology Psy.D. program as well as advising and teaching within ... More
Full-Time, Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Counseling - Counseling, School Psychology & Special Education Department - Beginning Fall 2021 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, Pennsylvania US 03/26/2021
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is accepting online only applications for ... More
School Psychology Lecturer University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota US 04/14/2021
Position Overview The Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites nominations and applications for a teaching and administrative leader in School Psychology. This is two full-time, temporary 9-month lecturer positions in a nationally recognized program within a highly regarded department and college of a major research university, renewable dependent on available funding. The ... More
Assistant Professor of Psychology: School Psychology Program Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio, Texas US 04/12/2021
The Psychology Department of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) seeks a skilled, vibrant, diligent colleague for the position of Assistant Professor of Psychology (School Psychology Program). As an Hispanic Serving Institution, (HSI), OLLU prioritizes cultural attunement, humility, social justice and culturally-informed- ethics. OLLU faculty train students in accordance with our mission to serve the local and global communities with faith and wisdom to improve the world. On the foundation ... More
Clinical Assistant Professor - School Psychology Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US 04/01/2021
Clinical Assistant Professor - School Psychology PCOMAt Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance medicine that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOMs strategic vision. PCOM affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom ... More
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