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Southwest Schools (Educational Leadership, Inc.)

Houston, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3196136
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: March 10, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 2020

Job Description


Our mission is to prepare college and career-ready students for life-long success.

We are a premier district of choice that meets the diverse needs of all students by creating an inclusive community that fosters a strong sense of self-worth.

Southwest Schools believes in promoting a culture that embodies and fosters a collaborative approach to learning. Staff relationships are collegial, collaborative, and productive, and all staff members are held to high professional standards. Mistakes are not seen as failures, but as opportunities to learn and grow for both students and educators.

Under general supervision, in collaboration with district and campus administrators, the Educational Diagnostician is responsible for implementing 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 develop the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities.

• Conducts compliant and accurate assessments for students who are eligible for special education services or who are suspected of having a disability and are in need of special education services including but not limited to bilingual (Spanish) assessments.
• Completes all necessary documents for district processes regarding the provision of special education services.
• Collaborates with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.
• Attends all required Staffing/Individual Education Plan meetings and completes accurate paperwork documenting the meetings.
• Assumes responsibility to distribute appropriate assessments/IEP information to various staff members, students and parents.
• Effectively communicates with parents, teachers and other assessment staff members.
• Meets all required timelines for assessment, reports, meetings, and documentation.
• Attends all required meetings and staff development to participate in continuing education activities in order to maintain certification and keep informed of best practices in the field of special education and assessment.
• Follows district, state and federal regulations.
• Provides staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel with identification and understanding of students’ educational needs.
• Attends all required meetings and staff development.
• Performs other job related duties as assigned by the CAO/or designee.

• Master’s degree
• Valid Educational Diagnostician Certification
• Valid Texas Teaching Certification
• Minimum of 3 years teaching experience
• Bilingual (Spanish) required
• Experience working with diverse student populations, parents, and other stakeholders

• Maintain regular attendance.
• Ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into focus; judge distance (close and distant); reach with arms extended and use hands to manipulate the keyboard, smart board and other campus technology.
• Ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds, including but not limited to: books, paper and presentation materials/supplies.
• This position requires frequent standing, walking, sitting, bending, kneeling and/or the ability to be mobile.
• May work prolonged or irregular hours; maintain emotional control under stress.
• Ability to travel districtwide and statewide as needed by means of personal/private or public transportation in compliance with the state’s department of motor vehicle and/or public transportation laws.

• Ability to build and sustain positive, collaborative relationships both internally and externally
• Knowledge of federal, state and local educational goals, objectives, accountability and compliance
• Knowledge of learning theory, program planning, curriculum and technology integration in the classroom and management of instructional programs
• Knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements in area of responsibility
• Ability to interpret federal, state and districtwide laws, rules, and policies
• Ability to plan and present information to a variety of audiences
• Ability to facilitate various size groups using facilitative leadership skills
• Skills in written and oral communication, planning, and organization
• Knowledge of current educational trends, methods, research, and technology
• In-depth knowledge of assigned program and service area
• Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data

I have carefully read and understand the contents of this position description. I understand the responsibilities, requirements and duties expected of me. I understand that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the position. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, the employer reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the position or to require that additional or different tasks be performed as directed by the employer.
I understand that I may be required to work overtime, different shifts or hours outside the normally defined workday or workweek. I also understand that this position description does not constitute a contract of employment nor alter my status as an at-will employee. I have the right to terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, and the employer has a similar right.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
This description describes the general responsibilities and requirements for the stated position and in no way is an exhaustive list. Southwest Schools maintains the right to assign or reassign responsibilities to this position at any time.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Special Education > Educational Diagnostician
    Student Services > Educational Diagnostician
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Southwest Schools (Educational Leadership, Inc.) 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.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • April Armwood, Asst. Superintendent
    • 3333 Bering Dr.
    • Houston, Texas 77057
    • Phone: 713-784-6345
    • Fax: 713-784-4419
    • Email: click here

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