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Job Title: Special Education Diagnostician Wage/Hour Status: Exempt Reports to: TXVA Dept.

/School TXVA Position Summary: The Special Education Diagnostician will implement the special education evaluation process. Qualifications: Education/Certification Must possess a Master's degree (MA or M.S.) from an accredited institution of higher education in educational evaluation Must possess a valid Texas teaching certificate Must possess a valid Texas educational diagnostician certificate Experience 2-3 years of experience in classroom teaching for a public or accredited private school. Must have 3+ years of experience collecting and interpreting test data for use in student placement and instructional programs. Must have 3+ years of experience identifying students failing to master any portion of TAKS and report objective areas of need for tutorial programs. Online experience is preferred. Required Knowledge. Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

Must have a passion for students, especially students with disabilities. Must have the ability and patience to work interactively with children. Must have advanced knowledge of federal and state education laws. Must be computer literate. Must have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. Must be able to cooperate with administrators and teachers in identifying students with special abilities and in providing appropriate classroom placement. Must be able to provide crisis counseling and consultation to students. Must be able to keep confidential the counseling relationship and information except when student's condition requires intervention. Must be able to inform students of the requirements for taking STAAR/TAKS tests with emphasis in mastery of Exit-Level TAKS or EOC as a requirement for graduation. Must be able to assist students in developing individual four year high school plans Must be able to provide current information on reference guides and colleges and maintain appropriate career information for students. Must be able to coordinate and assist the college scholarship process.

Must be able to assist student with application process for college admission, scholarships, financial aid, alternative post high school training, including letters of recommendation. Must be able to work closely with the homebound teachers, diagnosticians, visiting teacher, and all auxiliary personnel to help students with special needs. Must have the ability to communicate with all levels of students, their parents, the community, peers, administrative staff, and corporate staff. Must have the ability to transition with changes. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively. Must be proficient in the online instruction arena Must have the ability to travel as necessary. Preferred KSAs Must possess knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students Must have strong organizational, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities and Duties: The Diagnostician will be responsible for the following task and duties: Evaluation Receive student referrals and review for Response to Intervention (RTI) fidelity Select and administer formal and informal evaluations to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and state regulations. Conduct classroom observations Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to interpret evaluation data. Make recommendations for appropriate placement and development of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) Consultation Provide staff development training as requested to assist school personnel in identification of students with disabilities as well as understanding of specific disabilities. Assist classroom teachers with implementation of IEP. Consult with parents concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of evaluation data. Assist in the selection of evaluation materials and equipment. Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the evaluation program and make recommendations based on the findings. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required. Observe all retention regulations.

Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of evaluation, placement, and planning for special education services. Participate in professional development activities to improve the skills related to job assignment.

Communication: Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors. Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.

Equipment Used: All equipment required to perform jobs duties and task previously described. Physical / Environmental Factors: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is expected to maintain emotional control under stress, travel to multiple locations as needed, and may experience moderate lifting and carrying.