EDUCATIONAL DIAGNOSTICIAN

Aztec Municipal School District ( learn more )

Aztec, NM ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3697286
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : October 12, 2021

Job Description

AZTEC MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Job Description

       Educational Diagnostician

 

Job Summary

The Educational Diagnostician will administer psychological and educational testing and other assessment procedures and interpret assessment results.  The Diagnostician will also participate in IEP process. 

 

Reports To:     Director of Exceptional Programs

 

Qualifications

  1. Current Educational Diagnostician License
  2. Demonstrated Communication Skills
  3. Demonstrated Public Relations Skills
  4. Demonstrated Organizational Skills
  5. Ability to Perform Essential Job Functions
  6. Ability to Perform Job Task Requirements

Essential Functions

  1. Conduct comprehensive educational/psychological evaluations following state and district recommended guideline.
  • Interpret results of evaluations in terms of educational expectations to school personnel, other concerned professionals, parents and students
  • Help plan and implement district wide procedures for assessing the needs of students.
  • Adhere to National Standards in the use of assessment techniques
  • Complete required assessment reports in a timely manner.
  1. Serve as a member of the IEP planning committee to assist in the development of an individualized plan to enable students receiving special education services to progress educationally.
  • Interpret results of evaluations in terms of educational expectations to the members of the team
  • Make recommendations for further evaluations, utilizing resources within the district or referring families to outside agencies
  • Assist team members in utilizing assessment information to plan an appropriate educational program for the individual student
  1. Participate in other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Exceptional Programs.
  • Participate as a member of the in-school screening committee when requested
  • Participate in in-service training as assigned
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and committee meetings as required
  • Order sufficient testing materials to assure availability for diagnostic needs of the district
  • Arrange with building principals for suitable space to administer student tests and evaluations.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

 

Confidentiality

Due to the sensitive nature of this position and access to financial records, the highest degree of confidentiality is required. 

 

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above and below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to eligible individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience: 

Please see Qualifications.

 

Communication and Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to assist with preparation of reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, peers and community.

 

Mathematical Skills 

  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts

 

Other Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, peers and community.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely. 
  • Ability to use computers and other technology to accomplish job responsibilities. 
  • Ability to perform tasks quickly and efficiently and follow verbal directions.
  • Ability to work around congested areas. 
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule around job responsibilities.

 

Analytical and Reasoning Ability 

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in written, verbal or diagram form, and deal with abstract variables.

 

Temperaments 

  • Ability to teach others, work with people and influence people in their opinions, attitudes, and judgments. 
  • Ability to perform a variety of duties. 
  • Ability to work with people who express conflicting opinions. 
  • Ability to solve problems, make sound judgments and reach conclusions. 
  • Ability to express personal feelings professionally, and perform effectively under stress.

Calculations

  • Simple addition, counting, subtraction
  • Ability to divide and multiply
  • Understanding the metric system and conversions
  • Fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Statistics, Use of graphs
  • Advanced mathematics
  • Theoretical application of statistics and complex math

Language

  • Ability to read and understand product labels, policies written at the 10th grade level, and able to follow verbal or demonstrated instructions.
  • Ability to explain simple directions, copy data from one form to another
  • Complete form letters or answers routine correspondence
  • Composes correspondence independently
  • Reads and interprets complex technical material
  • Ability to speak and understand the Spanish language
  • Can prepare complex reports and documents as required
  • Ability to speak at meetings and before groups in an articulate manner using prepared materials and on a spontaneous basis

Reasoning Ability

  • Routine, repetitive tasks with simple instructions
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions that require few changes
  • Ability to follow detailed procedures with several potential variables
  • Problem solving ability and interpretation of events required for practical matters.
  • Ability to accurately interpret behaviors and nonverbal communication and act on decisions
  • Logical or deductive thinking required frequently
  • Creative, innovative solutions to job problems

 

Work environment

  • Subject to district, community, regional and state business travel to attend meetings.
  • Conduct work during day, and evening hours.
  • Subject to attending evening Board meetings.

 

Term of Employment

  • Determined by School Year Calendar
  • Salary per district schedule
  • Evaluation annually.

 

Physical Rating Level

This position will require the employee to function at a “Medium” physical capacity as defined by Worker’s Compensation Statutes.  “Medium” physical capacity indicates the ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally or up to 25 pounds frequently.

 

Physical Requirement Details

Work Actions

Finger Dexterity

C

 

 

Sitting

F

 

 

Standing

F

 

 

Walking

F

 

 

Repetitive Motions

Hand

Right: F

Left: F

Both: F

Foot

Right: F

Left: F

Both: F

Grasping: Hand

Right: F

Left: F

Both: F

Fine Manipulation: Hand

Right: F

Left: F

Both: F

Use of Head and Neck

Static

F

 

 

Flexing

F

 

 

Rotating

F

 

 

Work Positions

Bending

F

 

 

Squatting

F

 

 

Crawling

R

 

 

Climbing

F

 

 

Reaching

F

 

 

Vision

C

 

 

Activities

Unprotected Heights

R

 

 

Driving Automotive Equipment

R

 

 

Around Machinery

R

 

 

Temperature Extremes

R

 

 

Noise and Vibration

R

 

 

Hazards

R

 

 

Dust, Fumes, Odors, Chemicals

R

 

 

Balance and Coordination

R

 

 

 

Definitions:R = Rarely = 1% to 9% of an eight hour day

            O = Occasionally = 10% to 33% of an eight hour day

            F = Frequently = 34% to 66% of an eight hour day

            C = Continuously = 67% to 100% of an eight hour day

 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees in this job classification.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Educational Diagnostician
    Student Services > Educational Diagnostician
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    Contact Information

    • HR Administration
    • 1118 W Aztec Blvd.
    • Aztec, New Mexico 87410

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