Job Title: School Psychologist

Reports to:District Supervisor
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:Varies
Salary Schedule:PSYCH


Responsible for applying expertise in mental health, pedagogy, and behavior to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally; providing assessment, support, and intervention services to students; partnering with families, teachers, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments; working with school teams to improve school-wide policies; and collaborating with community providers to coordinate services for students.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Conduct comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations and produce written reports of referred students in accordance with departmental standards and in compliance with Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) statutes, federal, and local regulations and timelines.
  2. Facilitate and actively participate in student problem-solving teams to assist in defining student difficulties, developing interventions, and monitoring response to interventions.
  3. Interpret educational data and psychological findings to parents/guardians, school personnel, and other professionals during individual conferences and team meetings.
  4. Assist Individual Education Plan (IEP) teams in the development of meaningful, objective, and measurable IEP goals and support instructional personnel in the progress monitoring of these goals.
  5. Actively support school teams in conducting, implementing, and data collection for Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and implementing Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP).
  6. Provide mental health services and/or counseling to students in one-on-one and small group settings.
  7. Engage in risk/threat assessment screenings.
  8. Provide staff development for school personnel on various topics pertinent to meeting the instructional needs of all students including, but not limited to, academic assessment and intervention, progress monitoring, behavioral assessment, classroom management, positive behavioral support, data collection, graphing, and data analysis.
  9. Maintain accurate records regarding services provided to students while maintaining confidentiality in all aspects of work.
  10. Complete Medicaid billing documentation for evaluations and counseling services.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of legal, ethical, and professional issues related to the practice of School Psychology
  • Ability to utilize psychological methods, instruments, and techniques for the purpose of measurement, understanding, and prediction of learning and behavior in children
  • Knowledge and understanding of psychometric properties, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), and Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Ability to effectively engage in the problem-solving process
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders


  • Doctorate degree from an accredited institution in the field of School Psychology, including 1200 hours of supervised internship with at least 600 hours completed in an elementary or secondary school setting
  • OR
  • A degree from a specialist-level program of study from a National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) or American Psychological Association (APA) accredited or approved graduate training program in school psychology that includes the following:

                 o Minimum of 60 semester hours of graduate credits in school psychology

                 o Completion of a minimum of 3 semester hours of supervised and sequenced practical experiences prior to required internship

                 o Completion of 1200 hours of supervised internship with at least 600 hours completed in an elementary or secondary school setting. No more than 6 hours of internship credit may be applied to the 60-semester hour requirement.

  • OR
  • A doctorate degree or a degree from a specialist-level program of study in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology with a non-degree respecialization in School Psychology. Respecialization must include:

               o Completion of an individualized plan of study and supervised field experiences in a NASP-approved graduate preparation program in Florida that grants recognition for previously completed, relevant coursework, field experiences, and identifies additional graduate courses and supervised experiences consistent with the NASP Graduate Preparation Standards. A minimum of 15 credits must be completed in the School Psychology training program that documents eligibility for non-degree certification.

               o Completion of 1200 hours of supervised internship with 600 hours of a supervised school psychology internship completed in an elementary or secondary school setting. Supervised internships previously completed as part of the health services psychology graduate training program may met up to 600 hours of the School Psychology internship requirement.

               o Documentation from the school psychology graduate training program that the candidate demonstrates the competencies of a professional school psychologist across the NASP Domains of Professional Practice and meets the criteria for non-degree certification as a School Psychologist.

  • OR
  • Valid and current credentials as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist issued by the NASP


  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate in School Psychology and/or Licensing by the Florida Department of Health


  • Two years’ experience as a School Psychologist in a K-12 school setting
  • Two years’ previous experience in counseling
  • Experience using techniques of Crisis Intervention, MTSS, and RTI




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

School Psychologist;   EST: September 16, 1997;   REV: July 25, 2023;   Board Approved: July 25, 2023