Spotsylvania County Public Schools: School Psychologist and School Social Worker

Spotsylvania County Public Schools: School Psychologist and School Social Worker

The SCPS Office of Student Support Services (OSSS) include vital and expanding roles of School Psychologists and Social Workers.  This internship experience will allow students to acquire direct, practical and meaningful experiences under the supervision and through the support of experienced and skilled personnel serving in these positions.  These experiences will take place in several schools across all levels (preK-12) as well as within the OSSS at the Administrative Service Building in Spotsylvania.

Interested students need to contact the Executive Director of Student Support Services.  She will coordinate requests and inquiries with the Executive Director of Human Resources.  They will work together to coordinate the placement with specific personnel based on schedules and current intern placements.  If there is interest, they will then work with the student to complete all appropriate paperwork, background checks, etc.

At the present time, there are multiple school psychologists and school social workers available to support the below duties and required hours.

Duties

Depending on student preparation, permission in some cases from parents, and the needs and opportunities at the specific school, the student may participate in:

  • Sessions with school social workers and/or psychologists
  • Monthly meetings, processing cases and trainings
  • Specifically assist over time with Mindfulness and Trauma Informed Training
  • Coordinate a school wide Positive Behavior Intervention Program
  • Coordinate Problem Solving Team (PST) meetings to identify, track, and provide interventions for behavior and/or academics
  • Special Education Classes (during instruction)
  • Child Study and Eligibility Processes
  • Individualized Education Plan meetings to include Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan meetings
  • Behavioral observations in various settings
  • Individual tutorials
  • Supervised group work
  • Case-study preparation
  • Institution-school transitions
  • Career education and planning
  • College planning
  • Teach skills in classroom lessons
  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling

Pre-Requisites

  1. 12 hours of Psychology beyond PSYC 100 – General Psychology
  2. Completion of the application process and screening procedures
  3. Required courses:
    • PSYC 211 – PSYC 315 – Foundations of Clinical Psychology
    • PSYC 231 – Developmental Psychology: The Infant and Child or PSYC 232 – Developmental Psychology: The Adolescent and Adult
  4. Recommended courses:
    1. PSYC 320 – Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth

PSYC 242 – Psychology of Personality

Assessment

  • 42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work)
  • Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final paper

Agency Contact

Ms. Tedra Richardson
Executive Director, Office of Student Support Services
540-834-2500 x 1013
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Director of HR
(540)834-2500 (ext: 1500)
Dr. Michelle Colbert
Chief Human Resources Officer
540-834-2500

 

 

 

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