Educational Diagnostician

Summary Information:
Employer: Killeen Independent School District
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Educational Diagnostician
School / Org: Killeen Independent School District
Location Killeen, Texas
FTE: 1.0
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN
Posting Date: 13 December 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Killeen Independent School District is accepting applications for the following position(s)

Educational Diagnostician (Special Education Pooled)

Reports To: Coordinator for Special Education Campus Operations/Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt

SUMMARY:

To implement the special education assessment process.

To assess the educational, learning styles, and program needs of students referred to special education services.

To provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
include the following:

ASSESSMENT:

Receives student referrals and implements the assessment and evaluation process.

Selects and administers formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and Texas Education Agency regulations.

Interprets diagnostic evaluations for transfer students with a disability based on Texas Education

Agency regulations ensuring that services are matched and ARDs are held within established timelines.

Collects and organizes relevant assessment data from studentís cumulative folder, classroom teachers(s), principal, support staff, parents, and outside resource people.

Conducts thorough and accurate assessment with district adopted assessment tools.

Organizes data collected during the appraisal process into written Full Individual Evaluation report.

Conducts classroom observation and personal interviews.

Conducts or participates 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.

Reviews individual psychological tests and reports to principals, teachers, parents, and support staff.

Serves on the multi-disciplinary appraisal team with responsibilities in the appraisal of intelligence factors, educational functioning and adaptive behavior, and the collection of data pertaining to sociological and emotional variables.

Conducts pre-assessment meetings in order to ascertain whether additional assessment is needed at the three-year anniversary of special education services.

CONSULTATION:

Provides staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel in identification and understanding of students with disabilities.

Assists classroom teachers with implementation of IEP.

Consults parents concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.

Consults parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with students.

Consults with special education administrators.Collaborates with special education administrators to schedule admission, review, and dismissal meetings and to provide support for parents, administrators, and campus staff.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT :

Develops and maintains effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.

Assists in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.

Develops and coordinates a continuing evaluation of the assessment program and make changes based on findings.

Compiles, maintains, and files all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.

Complies 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.

Complies with all district and local campus routines and regulations.

Participates in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.

Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS :

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

There may be alternatives to the below qualifications as the Board of Trustees may find appropriate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Master's degree and two years of Special Education teaching experience. Knowledgeable of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories.



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