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Educational Diagnostician for Dyslexia and Related Disabilities

at Liberty Hill Independent School District

Posted: 10/3/2019
Job Reference #: 980
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Openings as of 10/18/2019
Student Support Services

  • Educational Diagnostician for Dyslexia and Related Disabilities JobID: 980
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services

  • Date Posted:
    8/15/2019

  • Location:
    District

  •   Job Title: Diagnostician Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
    Reports to: Director of Special Education Pay Grade:
    Dept./School: Special Education Date Revised:

    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

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

    Consultation

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

    Program Management

    10. Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.
    11. Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.
    12. Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the assessment program and make changes based on findings.
    13. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
    14. 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.
    15. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
    16. Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.

    Communication

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