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Virginia Academy of School Psychologists

Dickenson County Public Schools Opening

05 Jan 2024 12:01 PM | Sarah Nevill (Administrator)

The Dickenson County School System is accepting applications for the following possible vacancy: Student Support Services Position: School Psychologist

Dickenson County Public Schools is currently accepting applications for a School Psychologist for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year and for the 2024-2025 school year.

The Dickenson County Public School division is located in the beautiful mountains of southwestern Virginia where natural resources are our biggest asset. Our school division serves approximately 1,900 students in 3

modern, consolidated schools; one comprehensive high school with embedded Career and Technical classes, one middle school, and one newly opened elementary school in the fall of 2023.  Dickenson County Public Schools is a school division that believes in student success and is committed to serving our students and families. 

Qualifications and Duties:

  • Hold or be eligible for a Virginia Postgraduate Professional License with an endorsement in school psychology.
  • Completion of an approved program in school psychology to include completion of a post graduate degree and hold a certificate issued by the National School Psychology Certification Board.
  • Considerable knowledge of the concepts, principles, and methodologies of school psychology including psycho-educational evaluations using educational, intelligence, personality, psycho-motor function, behavioral and personality instruments; of child growth and development and of learning, measurement, research, statistics, and intervention and prevention strategies.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations and guidelines related to special education and pupil personnel services programs.
  • Experience in psychological and educational assessments in a school setting preferred.

  • Hold or be eligible for a current license in School Psychology issued by the Virginia Board of Psychology in order to maintain and submit records for billing psychological procedures for Medicaid reimbursement.
  • Administer psycho-educational evaluations to students using a variety of instruments tailored to the child’s needs, and be able to demonstrate superior skills in writing psychological reports.
  • Interpret evaluation results and make recommendations at eligibility & IEP meetings
  • Participate as a member of the school team and provide counseling to students with mental healthneeds.
  • Works with the crisis management team in the schools, including reactions to illness, deaths and abuse.

*Leadership qualities and personal and professional characteristics required to work effectively with students, teachers, support staff, and parents.

*Other qualifications that the school board may find appropriate.

APPLICATION DEADLINE Applications will be reviewed as received. Position is open until filled.

RECRUITMENT, SELECTION The school board reserves the right to consider those who respond, AND APPOINTMENT and any other potential candidates.

APPLICATION PROCESS Qualified persons may apply online by visiting the Dickenson County Schools website at Go to the Employment tab and

look for Vacancies.

Mr. Mark Mullins, Personnel Director

Dickenson County Schools

P.O. 1127

Clintwood, VA 24228

Phone (276) 926-4643


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