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Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Intern General Pool - Upper Rio Grande Valley (23-24)

School Year: 2023-2024
Location: Headquarters-Rio Grande Valley
Region: Upper Rio Grande Valley, TX
Category: Headquarters
Job Type: Full-Time


Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Intern

(Schools located in McAllen, Mission, Rio Grande City areas)


Position Overview

We are looking for a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) Intern for the 23-24 school year to join our team. This is a full-time, on-site position starting in July 2023.


The LSSP Intern is a key member of the Special Programs team and partners with regional instructional leaders, campus leaders, and teachers to maximize student outcomes. As the LSSP Intern, you will be responsible for demonstrating knowledge and skill in assessment, determining Special Education eligibility, providing academic and behavioral interventions, following state and federal legal frameworks for Special Education, and ensuring compliance with all facets of Special Education. You will help a portfolio of 1-2 campuses, supporting students and parents through problem solving interventions with students who may be struggling both academically and behaviorally. In addition, you will provide students with direct behavioral supports and track student progress towards IEP goals.


The LSSP reports directly to the regional Lead LSSP and works under the supervision of a designated LSSP mentor to complete all requirements for LSSP certification. This role involves some minor travel between campuses.



Compensation & Benefits

Salaries for people entering this role typically start between $57,100 and $68,500, commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment. 


Additionally, we offer medical, dental, vision, and supplemental benefits as well as retirement plans and a generous vacation package. You can find more information about our benefits at


* IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.


Required skills/Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functions for education purposes, including cross-battery evaluation practices
  • Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions
  • Knowledge of psycho-social development
  • Strong consultation skills for conferencing with teachers, parents, and students
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple requests, deadlines, and priorities



Required experience

  • Master’s degree in psychology from an accredited college or university (completed before first day of work)
  • Enrollment in a valid university internship program for Licensed Specialist in School Psychology with a letter from the university stating they have been approved for internship



  • 100% of IEP/Re-evaluations & REEDS/Initial evaluations are completed within timelines
  • 12 errors or less on the Error Tracker in the academic school year
  • 100% completion and clearance of each quarterly audit, including 100% documentation of all counseling service minutes
  • 85% retention of Special Programs Assessment Team (LSSP, SLP, OT), Special Programs, RISE teachers/co-teachers of assigned campuses




Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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