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Perryton ISD

Perryton , Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3833411
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: February 2, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Primary Purpose: 

Perform professional psychological work in assessment, behavior management, and counseling for students with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Assess the psychological and psycho-educational needs of students referred to special education services


Education/Certification: Master's degree in psychology from accredited college or university 

Valid Texas license as a licensed specialist in school psychology(LSSP)or Trainee Status Letter 

issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists** 

Special Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, and behavioral 

functioning for educational purposes Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management 

interventions Knowledge of psycho-social development Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills 


Bilingual a Plus

Experience: One year experience providing psychology services in an educational setting 

Major Responsibilities and Duties: 


Select and administer assessments and observations to evaluate the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of referred students. Determine student eligibility for special education 

services according to federal and state regulations


Develop psychological evaluation reports and behavior management plans


Conduct or participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with appropriate placement and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures

Perryton Independent School District 

Job Description -LSSP 

May serve as case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students on assigned campuses. 


Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results. Conduct group, individual, and family counseling sessions and facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed problems. 

Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students, interpretation of assessment data, and implementation of behavior intervention plans in managing disruptive students. 

Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed. 

Present staff development training in assigned schools to enable school personnel to identify and work more effectively with students with emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances

Program Management 

Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of psychological services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings.  

Participate in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.

Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories. 


Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy.Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations. 


May provide clinical supervision to intern or trainee


Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: 


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: 

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals 

Perryton Independent School District 

Job Description -LSSP 

Posture: Frequent sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds), occasional heaving lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint; assisting non-ambulatory students Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; may require districtwide travel Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure NOTES: The correct title for the person holding the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology is Licensed Specialist in School Psychology or LSSP. Only individuals who meet the requirements of Title 22 Texas Administrative Code $465.6 may refer to themselves as School Psychologists (i.e., hold a doctorate in area of specialization). 

**An individual who has completed an internship, applied for a license, and been approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) will be issued a Trainee Status Letter and will maintain this status for a maximum of one calendar year until he or she passes the Jurisprudence Exam. A trainee must be under the supervision of a LSSP until licensure is confirmed by TSBEP in writing

*** An LSSP must have a minimum of three years of experience providing psychological services in the public school to supervise an intern or trainee. 

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Student Services > Psychologist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Perryton ISD is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Janet McLain
    • 821 SW 17th Avenue
    • Perryton, Texas 79070

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