WAHLUKE SCHOOL DISTRICTPosition Description Available to Begin 2020-2021 School Year POSITION TITLE: School Psychologist; K-12 CLASSIFICATION:
Certificated Position; FSLA Exempt
Union Representation: Wahluke Education AssociationREPORTS TO:
Special Education DirectorBasic Function:
To identify, assess and provide diagnostic information related to individual student educational success. Participate as a member of Multi-Disciplinary, RTI, and IEP Teams. Provide consultation to staff, parents, outside agencies and students. Maintain relevant records and required reports. Other duties as may be assigned. To include up to 10 additional work days. Qualifications:
Valid Washington Certification to practice as a School Psychologist or ability to obtain a certificate that qualifies the candidate to perform in the role as a School Psychologist
Experience with children ages birth through 21 years
Experience writing assessments, IEP Goals and Objectives
Experience consulting and interacting with special education staff, general education staff, other service providers, and parents.
Bilingual Spanish skills desirable.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists.
This position requires a highly skilled, self-motivated, computer literate, highly confidential individual who displays a positive attitude, communicates and works effectively, collaborates, participates and contributes as a team player.
Expected to model appropriate professional behavior and follow district state and federal policies and laws and directives.
The Wahluke School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity or expression, national origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, age, or honorably discharged veteran or military status. This holds true for all programs and services. The District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Equity and Civil Rights Coordinator, Liz Leitz, Title IX Director, Cody Marlow, or Section 504/ADA coordinator, Shari Steele, at (509)932-4565. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Category: Student Services > Psychologist Employer Description
Wahluke School District, Mattawa, WA Located in the sunny, dry, moderate climate, central part of Washington State.
The Wahluke School District serves approximately 2,400 students in grades PreK-12. Enrollment is expected to continue to grow. There are six schools within the District; Mattawa Elementary serves grades Prek-5, Saddle Mountain Elementary K-5, Morris Schott Elementary School serves K-5, Wahluke Junior High School serves students in grades 6-8, Wahluke High School serves grades 9-12, and Sentinel Tech Alternative School serves 9-12. The District employs 149 certified staff members and 126 classified employees. The school campus includes 100 acres located close to the Columbia River and backed by the Saddle Mountains. The district is proud of its innovative programs, well maintained educational facilities, excellent learning spaces, hardworking staff, and supportive community.
Schools in our district have received honors during the past years for exemplary gains in student academic achievement. Wahluke High School has been recognized as a Washington State School of Distinction.
The District has a rapidly growing Hispanic population, which has promoted cultural diversity and opportunities. The Wahluke District has committed itself to provide a quality educational experience for all of its students and has developed many innovative programs to meet the needs of its diverse student populations. We are frequently complimented on how well behaved the students are and the excellent programs we have in place.
About the Community
Mattawa, and the neighboring community of Desert Aire, enjoy a rural setting in the geographic center of Yakima, Tri-Cities, Ellensburg and Moses Lake. The rural setting offers a quality of life that is hard to find elsewhere. The District encompasses a diverse area of agriculture, recreation and technology. The area boasts two hydroelectric dams. It is the third largest apple growing area in the state and has gained recognition as a prime vineyard region as well. The area is proud of the ready availability of hunting, game fishing, boating, skiing and the 18-hole golf course at Desert Aire.
Wahluke School District Goals:
• Every student will improve their level of academic achievement.
• First language Spanish speaking students will learn English at a level to be successful.
• The District will improve the instructional staff by quality hiring, training, and retention practices.
• All resources will be managed for the greatest good for students and taxpayers.
• Engage all District and community stakeholders in strategic ways for student success.
• All students will be involved with character building activities.
Programs and Opportunities in Wahluke School District
• Incentive Funds can be used towards Professional Development
• Computer network and wireless capability to all workstations
• Over 25 athletic and extra-curricular opportunities
• Summer School K-12
• ECEAP, Migrant, and District funded Preschool programs currently serve approximately 90 students
• After school K-5 intramurals for academics and enrichment
• Wahluke is a 1:1 Apple District; iPads for all students and staff in enhance educational experience.
• Language Academy and Saturday School for qualifying K-5 students
• STEM program for students grades 7-12
• New Staff Mentoring Program
• Professional Learning Communities Learn more about us... Contact Information
- Liz Leitz
- 411 East Saddle Mountain Drive
- Mattawa, Washington 99349