DIAGNOSTICIAN

MIDLAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (learn more)

MIDLAND, TX (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3082735
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: October 1, 2020

Job Description

POSITION:  SpEd  Diagnostician

 

REPORTS TO:  Director of Special Education

 

DEPT./SCHOOL:  Special Education/Campus as Assigned 

             

WAGE/HOUR:  Exempt

 

PAY GRADE:  3

 

NO. OF DAYS:  197

 

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  1. Master's degree in education or at least 33 Master's level hours which include 18 graduate hours in appropriate diagnostician certification courses
  2. ValidTexasdiagnostician's certificate

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of three years teaching experience

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

 

Responsible for the assessment of intelligence and of educational functioning and for the collection and analysis of date pertaining to sociological variables for students.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

    

           Special Knowledge/Skills: 

  1. Knowledge of diagnostic testing
  2. General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  3. Ability to work well with a diverse population 

    Terms of Contract:  According to district approved calendar

 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

 

           Professional Skills 

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of assessment instruments, their utilization and interpretation in making appropriate recommendations for student evaluation and placement.
  2. Select and administer appropriate evaluative instruments for the purpose of diagnosing individual student needs.
  3. Interpret test results to school personnel, parents and outside agencies as appropriate for disabilities and classroom performance.
  4. Write comprehensive reports which accurately reflect factual data.
  5. Maintain eligibility folders in an accurate, complete, and current manner as determined by local, state and federal regulations.
  6. Coordinate gathering of data to aid in the planning and placement of eligible students.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to offer effective instructional recommendations, goals, and objectives based on assessment.
  8. Participate in and contribute information to ARD meetings, parent meetings, transitions and other related meetings.
  9. Observe and informally assess behavioral strengths and weaknesses. 

           Professional Relationships 

  1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate with groups or individuals in a professional manner.
  2. Communicate with staff, students, and parents regarding confidential information in a professional and sensitive manner.
  3. Support the administration and administrative policies of the district, special education department, and the campus.
  4. Assist eligible students, families and staff in accessing community resources.
  5. Assist school personnel and parents in planning and implementing the Individual Educational Plan.
  6. Develop and maintain productive and cooperative relationships with district personnel and other professionals outside the district.
  7. Respond positively to supervision and suggestions from others.
  8. Participate with other staff in building a common vision for school improvement and in planning and implementing activities to ensure attainment of the school’s mission, as requested.
  9. Assist in orienting new instructional staff. 

           Knowledge of Special Education Regulations 

  1. Demonstrate knowledge concerning the application of local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines for special education.
  2. Ensure that assessment reports are clear and meet compliance standards.
  3. Complete assessments within the required timelines.
  4. Maintains confidentiality. 

            Professional Growth and Development 

  1. Observe designated working hours and schedules as set forth by district policies and the Special Education Director.
  2. Demonstrate interest in personal and professional growth by attending inservice meetings, workshops, conferences, and supporting his/her professional organization.
  3. Use information provided through assessment instruments, the district appraisal process, and evaluative feedback from supervisors to improve performance.
  4. Volunteer for and participate in job related committees.
  5. Make constructive contributions to staff meetings while exhibiting professional conduct.
  6. Plan and conduct inservices for regular education staff members in order to disseminate current special education information.
  7. Observe professional and ethical standards in accordance with generally accepted community standards and the Texas Education Agency Code of Ethics.
  8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned or as may be necessary for job effectiveness. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Supervisory responsibilities as assigned.  

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

  • Emotional – Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Physical – Moderate carrying and lifting.  Standing, sitting, walking, use of fingers, eyes and ears
  • Environment – Inside normal office environment
  • Position Type: Full-time

Contact Information

  • Woodrow Bailey
  • 615 W. MISSOURI
  • MIDLAND, Texas 79705

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