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SPED - DIAGNOSTICIAN (#232)

District Wide

Academy ISD

Little River Academy, Texas

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Job Description

 

 

Job Title:             Diagnostician                                                Exemption Status/Test: Exempt/Professional

Reports to:          Director of Special Programs                             Date Revised: May 2022

Dept./School:    Special Education

 


Primary Purpose: Implement the special education assessment process. Assess the educational, learning styles, and program needs of students referred to special education services. Provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities.

 

Qualifications:

 

Education/Certification:

  • Master’s degree in educational assessment
  • Valid Texas teaching certificate
  • Valid Texas educational diagnostician certificate

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Experience:

  • Two years teaching experience

Major Responsibilities and Duties: Assessment

  • Receive student referrals and implement the assessment and evaluation process.
  • Select and administer formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and Texas Education Agency regulations.
  • Collect and organize relevant assessment data from student’s cumulative folder, classroom teachers(s), principal, support staff, parents, and outside resource people.
  • Conduct classroom observation and personal interviews.
  • Conduct the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee and participate to assist with interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures.

Consultation

  • Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel in identification and understanding of students with disabilities.
  • Assist classroom teachers with implementation of IEP.
  • Consult parents concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.
  • Consult parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with students.

Program Management

  • Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.
  • Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.
  • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the assessment program and make changes based on findings.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of assessment, placement, and planning for special education services.
  • Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
  • Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.

Communication

  • Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Working Conditions: Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Regular districtwide travel to multiple work locations as assigned; moderate lifting and carrying.
  • May be required to lift and transfer students to and from wheelchair or assist with positioning students with physical disabilities.

Academy ISD (AISD) does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an employee or applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminatory employment practice. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant's job qualifications, experience, and abilities

  • Job Categories : Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Educational Diagnostician
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities
    Student Services > Educational Diagnostician
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Academy ISD is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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