Psychology Intern (School Year 2024-2025) Job at Loudoun County Public Schools, Ashburn, VA

  • Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Ashburn, VA

Job Description

Position Overview

The school psychology intern provides psychological services under direct supervision of a licensed school psychologist in accordance with policies and regulations of the Office of Diagnostic and Prevention Services.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Conducts psychological evaluations to assess students' cognitive, personality, and behavioral functioning and their educational needs and writes comprehensive psychological reports and holds parent conferences to discuss results
  • Participates in child study team meetings and in eligibility meetings to assist in the determination that a child has a disability and needs special education services
  • Consults and collaborates with school administration, instructional staff, and parents regarding the individual behavioral and academic needs of students utilizing functional behavior assessment (FBA)
  • Assists in the implementation and provides coaching for the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program and provides consultative services using a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach for selected schools
  • Serves as a member of the school-based clinical team to support students with emotional and behavioral disabilities and provides counseling services for these students
  • Provides crisis intervention in response to critical incidents using the NASP PREPaRE curriculum, presents the Depression Awareness/Suicide Prevention program to high school students, and assists in conducting threat assessments
  • Participates in scholarly activities and didactic training seminars to support professional growth and development
  • Performs other duties and accepts other responsibilities as assigned by the Intern Supervisor or Director of Internship Training
  • Is working towards a specialist degree in school psychology or a related discipline in child psychology and is eligible for internship as determined by the graduate program
  • Has strong oral and written communication abilities and productive time management skills
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and colleagues
Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequently required to sit; use hands to touch and hold objects or instruments and to type; and reach with hands and arms. Regularly required to see, talk and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or bend, and may be required to lift up to approximately 15 pounds.
Itinerant travel may be required, and the individual is frequently required to change locations and adapt to multiple environments across schools, offices and home visits. Ability to drive and navigate to multiple locations occasionally within a single day is required.

Stipend: $22,241
10 months, 197 Day Position, 7 hours per day

Reports To: Supervisor, Diagnostic and Psychological Services

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