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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Assistant Professor of Practice in School Psychology, Non-tenure track, August 2022 Chapman University Orange, California US 10/08/2021
The successful candidate will teach, advise, and mentor students across the Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) Programs, particularly those in the School Psychology track and in the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) emphasis. These programs prepare students to effectively serve as school psychologists, clinical counselors, and school counselors in a range of organizations, collaborating with individuals, families, communities, and schools toward an inclusive, equitable, ... More
Assistant Professor School Psychology Program Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana US 10/04/2021
Job Summary: The Department of Psychology anticipates filling a tenure-track Assistant Professor position within the school psychology program effective August 2022. The school psychology program at LSU has a strong commitment to empirically guided practice within a training model that strongly emphasizes the training of school psychologists who are agents of positive change, equity, and social justice in childrens lives. The development of consultation, ... More
Assistant or Associate (tenure negotiable) Professor in School Psychology Baylor University Waco, Texas US 10/01/2021
POSITION: Assistant or Associate (tenure negotiable) Professor of School Psychology QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with Baylor Universitys mission to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include: an earned doctorate, with preference given to applicants who graduated from a school psychology program accredited by the American Psychological Association;a ... More
Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor in School Psychology Baylor University Dallas, Texas US 10/01/2021
POSITION: Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor of School Psychology (Dallas campus) QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with Baylor Universitys mission to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include: an earned doctorate, with preference given to applicants who graduated from a school psychology program accredited by the American Psychological Association; ... More
School Psychologists and School Psychology Interns Aiken County School District Aiken, South Carolina US 09/30/2021
The Aiken County Public School District (ACPSD), currently has full-time or part-time openings for school psychologists or school psychology interns. Our K-12 district has more than 24,000 students and 42 schools. ACPSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of optionsincluding neighborhood, charter, magnet, and Language Immersion schools. School psychologists play a critical role in supporting students and families in ACPSD. School Psychologists typically have a 2 school assignment, which ... More
Faculty Position - Data-Based Decision Making in School Psychology University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minnesota US 09/29/2021
The Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota seeks an individual to contribute to the research, teaching, and service with a primary affiliation within the School Psychology Program. The position, beginning August 29, 2022, is full-time tenure-track faculty member (open rank) in a highly regarded college of a major urban research university. We seek an individual with expertise in school-based data-based ... More
Assistant Professor of School Psychology Fort Hays State University Hays, Kansas US 09/29/2021
Job Description The Department of Psychology at Fort Hays State University is seeking applications for the position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor of School Psychology. The ideal candidate will be excited to provide instruction for both on-campus and virtual courses. Since the majority of our graduate students are in school and clinical psychology, the ideal candidate will also value the importance of applied programs. This position is located on ... More
Assistant Professor of School Psychology Fort Hays State University Hays, Kansas US 09/29/2021
Job Description The Department of Psychology at Fort Hays State University is seeking applications for the position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor of School Psychology. The ideal candidate will be excited to provide instruction for both on-campus and virtual courses. Since the majority of our graduate students are in school and clinical psychology, the ideal candidate will also value the importance of applied programs. This position is located on ... More
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