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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Lecturer - School Psychology Ph.D. Program University of Houston Texas US 06/03/2021
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
School Psychology SINAI Schools Livingston, New Jersey US 05/21/2021
School Psychologist - SINAI at JKHA Widely regarded as a leader in special education, SINAI operates 8 schools for individuals ages 6-21, with a wide range of learning and developmental disabilities as well as other special needs. We focus on maximizing each students academic, emotional, and social potential, while developing a strong knowledge and love of his or her traditional Jewish heritage. We teach our students skills that promote success in mainstream academic, social ... More
School Psychologist or School Psychology Examiner Undisclosed Yankton, South Dakota US 05/20/2021
School Psychologist or School Psychology ExaminerRESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Student Services, Building PrincipalsEVALUATED BY: Director of Student Services, Building PrincipalsQUALIFICATIONS: South Dakota state certification in school psychology, academic emphasis and/or work experience with behaviorally disordered children, emotionally disturbed children, functional behavioral assessments, and positive behavioral supports.To be certified as a school psychologist ... More
Clinical Assistant Professor in Educational and School Psychology University of Southern Maine Gorham, Maine US 06/16/2021
Are you committed to preparing highly qualified school psychologists to support academic, social, emotional, and behavioral success for the diverse school-aged population? Do you have an interest in providing clinical supervision as part of an innovative collaboration between the state department of education and a public university within the beautiful state of Maine? If so, we invite you to apply to join our team. The Department of Educational and School Psychology at the ... More
Assistant Professor - Psychology Eastern Washington University Washington US 05/20/2021
Eastern Washington Universitys Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor to support the Ed.S. School Psychology Program, to begin September 16, 2021. In keeping with the high standards established by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Psychology Department is committed to the selection, training, supervision, and professional success of students in the Ed.S. School Psychology Program. The program adheres ... More
School Psychologist Fairfax County Public Schools Virginia US 06/07/2021
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA is seeking qualified applicants for school psychology positions. School psychologists Provide a full range of psychological services to schools, comprehensive service sites, and early childhood assessment teams, enabling students to achieve optimal learning; systematically collects, analyzes, synthesizes, and interprets data and information necessary to guide services such as consultation, counseling, behavioral assessment and intervention planning, and ... More
School Psychologist Springfield District 186 Springfield, Illinois US 06/11/2021
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provide individual psychological examinations, interpret those findings and generate recommendations that will lead to meaningful experiences for the child 2. Demonstrate readiness and/or prior training in Response to Intervention (RtI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) 3. Participate as a team member in multidisciplinary educational staffings for determination of educational objectives and need for special education ... More
School Psychologist Undisclosed Glenpool, Oklahoma US 06/14/2021
Glenpool Public Schools is accepting applications for the position of School Psychologist for the 2021-2022 School Year. Part Time or Full Time options are available. Applicants must have either a specialist-level degree or a doctoral degree from an accredited School Psychology program resulting in successful application and receipt of the OSDE Certificate as a School Psychologist. recblid c3qsjhd31xc8pizo3s3jjtjekbqbda More
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