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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School Psychologist (2020-21) Alexandria City Public Schools Alexandria, Virginia US 07/01/2020
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LSSP/Diagnostician Trinity Charter Schools Canyon Lake, Texas US 06/30/2020
LSSP Trinity Charter School was created in 2004 by Lutheran Social Services of the South. The district has a very distinct charter that specializes in serving students in residential treatment centers. Since its original opening, the district has grown to twelve schools found in the communities of Canyon Lake, Corpus Christi, ... More
School Psychologist Durango School District 9-R Durango, Colorado US 06/25/2020
Durango School District 9-R is accepting applications for Licensed School Psychologist for the 2020/2021 school year. Begins August 2020. Job Title: Licensed School Psychologist Pay Grade:Student Service Provider Schedule Job Family:Student Service Provider FLSA Status:Exempt Department:Student ... More
Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice in School Psychology University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas US 06/24/2020
Position OverviewThe Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas is seeking exceptional candidates for an up to half time, .5 FTE, position as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice in School Psychology. We are seeking applicants to direct our on-campus Center for Psychoeducational Services (CPS, https://soe.ku.edu/cps) and to serve as the Director of Clinical Training for our Ph.D. and Ed.S. programs in school psychology. This is a nine-month non-tenure ... More
School Psychologist EASi Therapy & Diagnostic Services, Inc. Central, New Mexico US 06/24/2020
WHO WE ARE Come Work for EASi Therapy & Diagnostic Services in New Mexico Schools! We are PROFESSIONALS who love what we do, SUPPORT one another, have FAMILIES of our own with LIVES outside of work, ... More
School Psychologist Northampton County Public Schools Machipongo, Virginia US 06/23/2020
Position PurposeCollaborate with teachers, parents, and school personnel to promote the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success of students; Coordinate and facilitate the needs of students and the school district including evaluation, counseling, consultation, crisis intervention, threat and risk assessment, staff development, research, educational planning and coordination with outside agencies. Maintain case records on all referred students. ... More
Lecturer - School Psychology Ph.D. Program University of Houston Texas US 06/22/2020
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 Psychologist The Columbus Organization Baltimore, Maryland US 06/15/2020
School Psychologist Opportunity--Baltimore, MDThe Columbus Organization is expanding its team of school psychologists in Baltimore, MD. Full time opportunity for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Interviews now being scheduled and we invite you to join our exceptional team who are making a difference in the lives of Baltimore children. Columbus offers an excellent annual salary plus a fully loaded benefits package which includes: medical insurance, prescription ... More
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