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 - Treatment of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders The University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina US 11/27/2020
Advertised Job SummaryThe Department of Psychology and the Department of Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, invite applications for an assistant professor tenure-track faculty position in the area of evidence-based treatment of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2021. This position is a joint appointment between Psychology and Special Education that is part of a new and exciting university-wide ... More
School Psychologist The Learning Center for the Deaf Framingham, Massachusetts US 11/24/2020
Description This School Psychologist will serve primarily middle and high school students at the Marie Philip School in addition to participating in the reevaluation process for Walden School students. Marie Philip School is an ASL/English bilingual, bicultural school in a PreK-12 educational setting with nearly 200 students. Walden School is a nationally-recognized residential therapeutic and education program for deaf children and youth ages 8 to 22 on ... More
School Psychologist (Applicant Pool) Omaha Public Schools Omaha, Nebraska 11/24/2020
Job Title: School Psychologist - Applicant Pool If you are interested in a position for the current school year or the upcoming 2021-22 school year, please complete this application to be considered. We use pool postings throughout the entire calendar year to interview and hire school psychologists. We do not post by specific building openings. Location: TBDReports To: Building Principals Work Schedule/FLSA ... More
Education Program Specialist - Urban Support STATE OF OHIO Lima, Ohio 11/23/2020
The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children, is seeking a dynamic individual with a passion for improving educational outcomes for diverse learners to join the Urban Support Team. The ideal candidate will have experience in the field of special education and experience working in an urban setting. This position will serve Lima City Schools and the final candidate will be headquartered ... More
Psychologist Liberty Healthcare Corporation Tulsa, Oklahoma US 11/20/2020
A key position is now available for a Psychologist with Liberty Healthcare Corporation at the Laura Dester Children's Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Laura Dester Childrens Center is a 24-bed intermediate care facility which provides a wide array of specialized residential treatment services to children and adolescents who have intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as behavioral challenges. In this role you will apply your Psychology expertise in behavior modification ... More
School Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist Position Available Learning Lab Brentwood, Tennessee US 11/18/2020
Job Description: Learning Lab's Assessment Center, located in the Nashville, Tennessee area, is looking for knowledgeable and enthusiastic clinicians to conduct psychoeducational evaluations for children and adolescents. We currently have a position available for someone to conduct psychoeducational evaluations from early childhood through adulthood. Typical referral concerns include dyslexia, ADHD, intellectual giftedness, and social-emotional difficulties. Our center ... More
Assessment/Educational Specialist HeartLife Professional Soulcare Germantown, Tennessee US 11/16/2020
We are a small faith based private practice, primarily looking for someone to step into our existing psycho-educational assessment demand. Opportunity to grow in specialty-area interests and do occasional therapy if desired. More
Postdoctoral Associate, Job ID: 40078 University of Louisville Educ & Human Dev, Other / Non-US US 11/14/2020
Minimum Qualifications PhD, MD or DVM and 0 to 3 years of related experience are required. The university offers market competitive salary and benefits. Grade EE. Salary Minimum $47,476.Preferred Qualifications Completion of PhD or PsyD in Counseling, Clinical, or School Psychology Strong counseling and assessment skills Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment ... More
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