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Wharton ISD - Diagnostician

Job Details

Region: 3
School District/Employer: Wharton ISD
District Category/Employer: Central Office
Position: Diagnostician
Assignment Level: Level
  • Alternative School
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Middle School
Area
  • Special Education
Job Title: Diagnostician
School: Wharton ISD
Campus Description: Our school district is built on the standard of “One Team, One Vision, Together on a Mission,” ensuring teamwork and cohesion play vital roles in the academic success of our students. Wharton ISD boasts a district enrollment of approximately 2200 students, making it a 4A classification.

Our four campuses are:
Sivells Elementary School – Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd
Wharton Elementary School – 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th
Wharton Junior High School – 7th and 8th
Wharton High School – 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

How do we stand out? We are the only district in the county to offer an ROTC program, as well as the only district in Region 3 to offer an Early College High School by utilizing our partnership with Wharton County Junior College. Our recent T-STEM designation by the Texas Education Agency makes Wharton ISD an exciting district for technology integration and advancement of the opportunities afforded to students in this field.
Date Posted: 6/12/2019
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Implement evaluation duties for assigned campus(es) that will result in provision of services in compliance with state and federal guidelines.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Performance Effectiveness: Preparation and Planning
Obtain data reports in order to maintain schedule for timely completion of reevaluations and annual ARD meetings for students.
Plan evaluation and ARD schedule in order to meet required timelines.
Coordinate with other members of the multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated evaluations and ARD meetings within timelines.
Collaborate and coordinate ARD/IEP schedule with campus staff.
Manage schedule to inform the director when assistance is needed in meeting timelines.
Assist other professionals as time permits.
Communicate with building administrators/ Testing Coordinator regarding TAKS/ STAAR and other State Assessments.
Complete and turn in all required documentation within timelines.
Provide documentation of services to director as requested.

Performance Effectiveness: Knowledge and Techniques
Consult and coordinate with teachers to assist in intervention strategies and techniques.
Utilize various assessment instruments and techniques, as a part of a multidisciplinary team, to assist in identifying students with disabilities.
Demonstrates high degree of knowledge, understanding and skill with respect to the appraisal process.
Provide instructional techniques and materials to meet individual needs.
Provide training on the campus as requested by the principal or director.
Train and assist teachers in doing criterion-referenced testing as needed.
High degree of knowledge regarding special education compliance requirements.
Seek professional growth and training in areas needing improvement.
Performance Effectiveness: Staff and Parent Relations
Communicate with appropriate school personnel regarding evaluation results and strategies.
Constructively interprets school services and guidelines when appropriate.
Coordinates and collaborates with school professionals to benefit students.
Displays sensitivity to the concerns of staff members and colleagues.
Works cooperatively and constructively with other departments, staff, and parents.
Provides consultative assistance to teachers upon request (including strategies, assist with IEP
goals/objectives, etc.) and provides follow-up as needed.

Performance Effectiveness: Professional Attitude and Conduct
Take initiative to assist teacher or student as appropriate.
Works in harmony with peers and associates.
Responds to suggestions for improvement in a positive manner.
Displays professionalism in dealing with students, parents, staff, and community.
Is punctual.
Maintains regular attendance.
Maintains a professional appearance.
Mentally alert and physically able to perform the job functions.
Displays self-control and tact.
Maintains confidentiality of student records as appropriate.
Collaborates in problem solving.
Follows district guidelines as instructed.
Seeks professional growth through continuing education and staff development.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education/Certification:
Minimum: Master’s Degree

Experience:
Minimum 3 years teaching experience (special education preferred)
As required by certification and licensing process
Salary Range: Minimum: $49,883
Benefits:
How To Apply: www.whartonisd.net

Contact Person:

Name: Lynn Bailey
Email: lbailey@whartonisd.net
Address: 2100 North Fulton Street
City: Wharton
State: TX
Zip: 77488-3146
Phone: (979) 532-6248
Fax: (979) 532-6228