The School Psychology Services Department consists of thirteen full- and part-time school psychologists and one District Academic & Behavioral Prevention Specialist serving all students pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in all schools in Indian River County. School psychologists provide a wide range of comprehensive services which may include (depending on the school):
- Consultation with teachers, parents, support staff, and administrators
- Assisting with school-wide implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework
- Assessment of students to guide educational decision-making
- Design, implementation, and evaluation of academic and behavioral interventions
- Crisis intervention
- Individual and group counseling
- Participation in school improvement activities
- Collaboration with community-based providers
- Presentations related to related mental health issues and educational concerns
School psychologists are professional-technical employees who work an eight hour day, 10 months a year (196 days). All school psychologists are district-based but assigned to specific schools in addition to district-wide responsibilities. At each school the school psychologist is provided with office space and necessary technological equipment such as computers and access to printers, scoring software, Internet, and network services.
Professional development opportunities are available in areas such as social skills training, crisis intervention, counseling, assessment, Problem Solving/Response to Intervention, bullying prevention, Positive Behavior Support, and a variety of other Exceptional Student Education topics.
As an integral part of the Student Services Department, School Psychological Services collaborates with the other departments to promote general student welfare. School Psychological Services is managed and supervised by a district-level administrator with training and experience in school psychology.
Job vacancies are posted in our Online Vacancy and Application System. Applicants should follow the Support and Professional Technical Application Process, completing the on-line application and attaching a resume and available letters of reference. Interviews will be scheduled after applications and resumes have been received and files are complete.
Educational background must be in the area of school psychology from an accredited college or university, preferably one that is NASP- approved. Additionally, applicants must be eligible for school psychology certification or licensure in the state of Florida.