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Certified School Psychologist

Role Mission:

The Certified School Psychologist demonstrates knowledge and skill in assessment, eligibility for Special Education, academic and behavioral interventions, state and federal legal frameworks for Special Education, and ensure compliance with Special Education compliance. Certified School Psychologists will help the campus support students and parents through helping them problem solve interventions with students who are struggling academically and behaviorally. In addition, the Certified School Pscyhologists will provide direct student behavioral supports and track student progress towards goals.






The Certified School Psychologist will demonstrate knowledge of and aid in the development, completion, and monitoring of IEP for Special Education Services as per State and Federal Guidelines.

· Supports the special education teachers in developing appropriate IEP academic, behavioral, and social goals.

· Ensure IEP services are being provided as indicated in the ARD.

· Meet 100% compliance in Annual ARDs and ensure all paperwork is submitted in a timely manner.

· Works in conjunction with Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and other Related and Instructional Service Personnel (VI, AI, APE, PT) to ensure completion of all ARD paperwork in a timely manner.

· Follows correct procedures for maintaining records and services.



The Certified School Psychologist will plan and complete 100% of individual and group Special Education counseling services for all eligible students as well as intervene with all students in emotional or behavioral crisis on an emergency basis.

· Ensure all counseling services are tracked

· Complete counseling service notes per session

· Be trained in Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI)

· Conduct crisis counseling when necessary

· Guide the campus in interventions for students who are in emotional and behavioral crisis



The Certified School Psychologist will help support the campuses in implementation of 504, Critical Student Intervention (CSI), and Response to Intervention (RTI).

· Ensuring CSI groups are occurring

· Provide support to 504 campus coordinators with manifestation determinations

· Provide support to 504 campus coordinator with 504 meeting requirements, 504 eligibility determination, Homebound, and Manifestation Determination.

· Conducts dyslexia evaluations for 504 students.

· Guides campuses in tracking and documenting academic and behavioral interventions in TIER I, TIER II, and TIER III.


The Certified School Psychologist will support the campus RTI coordinator in tracking and monitoring students in Response to Intervention for academic and behavioral concerns

· Ensure that campuses are employing a problem solving model for students in TIERS II and TIERS III

· Guides the campus in how to track and document academic and behavioral interventions

· Aids the campus in completing Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans in Response to Intervention

· Provides guidance on academic and behavioral interventions in TIERS II and TIER III

· Ensures that students referred to Special Education have participated in TIER II and TIER III interventions for an appropriate amount of time prior to referral for Special Education evaluations.


The IDEA Certified School Psychologist will evaluate students with different disabilities and demonstrate knowledge of eligibility criteria for Special Education as per state and federal guidelines.

· Conducts multidisciplinary evaluations Full and Individual Evaluations for all Non-Speech only students who are referred for 1 or more eligibility categories ( out of 11 eligibility categories).

· Ensures psychological evaluations for Autism and Emotional Disturbance are conducted in accordance with National Association of School Psychology best practice recommendations.

· Adhere to the most up to date evaluation tools and standards as stipulated in the American Psychological Association Testing Standards

· Conducts evaluations as needed for student College Board accommodations

· Helps the campus conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment.



Live values of IDEA

· Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college

· Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them

· Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly

· Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change

· Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization

· Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes



  • Master’s degree (MEd/EdS) in psychology from accredited college or university and licensed to practice school psychology in Louisiana

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functions for education purposes, including cross-battery evaluation practices
  • Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions 
  • Knowledge of psycho-social development Strong consultation skills for conferencing with teachers, parents, and students Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

This is a 212 day position.

Selection Process: After submitting your online application, IDEA will review your materials. Candidates with a track record of success who pass the initial application screening will be invited to a phone or video interview. Candidates who are successful with this second interview will move into final consideration by the hiring manager.

Application Instructions: please select "Apply Now" in the upper-left hand corner of this page. You will then be taking to the application portal entrance. After you create a new profile, you will be able to apply directly for this role. If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.