Trinity Basin Preparatory - Educational Diagnostician

Job Details

Region: 10
School District/Employer: Trinity Basin Preparatory
District Category/Employer:
Position: Diagnostician
Assignment Level: Level
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Area
  • Special Education
Job Title: Educational Diagnostician
School: Trinity Basin Preparatory
Campus Description: PK3 through 8th grade Charter District with multiple campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth
Date Posted: 10/11/2017
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 2
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: The Educational Diagnostician is actively involved at the campus level implementing the special education assessment process as well as assessing the educational and program needs of students who qualify for special education services. Diagnosticians also provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned by the Special Programs Director.

• Receive student referrals and implement the assessment and evaluation process.
• Select and administer formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to all applicable federal and state regulations.
• Collect and organize relevant assessment data from student’s cumulative folder, classroom teachers(s), principal, support staff, parents, and outside resource people.
• Conduct classroom observations and personal interviews.
• Schedule and 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.
• Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel in identification and understanding of students with disabilities.
• Assist classroom teachers with implementation of IEPs.
• Consult parents concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.
• Consult parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with students.
• Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.
• Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.
• Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the assessment program and make changes based on findings.
• Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other required documents.
• Comply 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.
• Comply with all district and local campus policies, procedures and regulations.
• Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.
• Assist with the coordination and development of student schedules and services prior to the beginning of the academic year.
• Assist with staff development and campus preparation for students serviced through the Special Programs department prior to the beginning of the academic year.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
• Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Ability to speak effectively before groups of constituents or employees of organization.
• Ability and/or willingness to learn to use and understand Microsoft Office for spreadsheets, letters and other written communications in order to effectively communicate information with employees, administration and the Board.
• Willingness to learn and utilize the special education software program to maintain student records.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to grasp, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 25 pounds.

• Master’s degree in educational assessment.
• Valid Texas teaching certificate.
• Valid Texas educational diagnostician certificate.
• Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories.
• Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Reliable means of transportation.
Salary Range: $54,000+ commensurate with experience
Benefits: All standard district benefits.
How To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Therese Dean at tdean@trinitybasin.net. Please mention TASA posting in the email. You may also apply directly through our website at www.trinitybasin.net and click on the careers tab. You will be able to attach or upload the necessary documents to complete your application.

Contact Person:

Name: Therese Dean
Email: tdean@dallascharter.org
Address: 400 S. Zang Blvd., Suite 700
City: Dallas
State: TX
Zip: 75208
Phone: (214) 946-9100
Fax:

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