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Diagnostician - Part Time (.5)

If hired, the State Board for Educator Certification will require all first time applicants for an initial credential to be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check. A cost of up to $49.00 will be charged for fingerprinting.
PRIMARY PURPOSE:
To provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructional staff to provide the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Receive student referrals and implement the appraisal process.
Select and administer formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and Texas Education Agency regulations.
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.
Assist classroom teachers with the implementation of IEP.
Consult parents concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.
Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance to ensure a consistent focus on student learning.
Perform other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Education/Certification/Experience:
Master's degree in educational assessment required.
Valid Texas teaching certificate required. Valid Texas educational diagnostician certificate required.
Experience in diagnostician responsibilities in public school teaching.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development and learning theories.
Skill in organization, communication, and interpersonal relations.
Ability to effectively review and analyze students to determine needs.
Mental/Physical/Environmental Demands
Needs to move about inside the classroom or campus to monitor students as necessary.
Maintain emotional control under stress.
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
Frequent moving of small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
Occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
Potential exposure to bodily fluids and communicable diseases.
Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis.
Ability to compose material such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications of limited scope or impact and to make presentations outside of the immediate work area.
Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit.
Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
Use standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.
Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
May work prolonged or irregular hours.
Work with frequent interruptions.
Maintain emotional control under stress.
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