Round Rock Independent School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Location: Special Education
Special Requirements/Notes: 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
THIS JOB OPENING WAS PREVIOUSLY POSTED FROM 7/26/18 TO 8/03/18 AND HAS BEEN REPOSTED. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS WILL STILL BE CONSIDERED AND DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.
Job Title: Diagnostician
Evaluation Type: Professional
Pay Grade: Licensed Professional Salary Schedule
Supervisor: Director, Special Education
Basic Function & Responsibility: Implement the special education appraisal process. Assess the educational, learning styles, and program needs of students referred for special education services. Provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities.
Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
Instructional Management: - Assist classroom teachers and other district staff with the implementation of the IEP and the development of strategies for learning.
- Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the assessment program and implement changes based on the findings including selection of assessment materials and equipment.
- Support the implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of assigned programs for elementary and secondary education, curriculum, and/or instructional support, and ensure that assigned programs are efficiently and effectively administered.
- Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement plans.
Student Management: - Receive student referrals and implement the appraisal process.
- Select and administer formal and informal assessments including required documentation to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and Texas Education Agency regulations.
- Consult and counsel with parents concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.
- Present a positive role model for students that supports the mission of the district.
- Assist campuses in resolving parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
- Assist in managing student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions: - Collect and organize relevant assessment data from student's cumulative folder, classroom teacher(s), principal, support staff, parents, and outside resource personnel.
- Coordinate with all parties, prepare documentation, and participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee regarding interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures.
- Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, individual progress reports, and other required documents to meet mandated special education and district guidelines.
- Serve as a liaison between staff, students, and parents as well as between regular education and special education staff.
- Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
- Participate in special education meetings, campus committees, etc. as requested by supervisor.
- Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
- Coordinate departmental activities with other District offices and administrators and provide assistance to requesting departments.
Organization Improvement: - Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.
Professional Growth and Development: - Provide staff development training as needed to assist school personnel in the identification and understanding of students with disabilities including methods for enhancement of effectiveness with students.
- Participate in professional development that increases effectiveness and improves District performance.
Academic Excellence Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives: - Support the administration of state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
- Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist with planning corrective action for the affected group of students and/or campuses.
School/Community Relations: - Demonstrate the use of appropriate and effective techniques for community and parent involvement.
- Articulate the district/campuses' mission and goals in the area of assessment services to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission.
- Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the Districtís initiatives.
Organization Morale: - Foster positive morale by participating in team building activities and the decision-making process.
- Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
Other Responsibilities: - Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised: None.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: - Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories.
- Knowledge of Texas Education Agency and federal related rules, regulations and procedures.
- Skill in conducting team efforts to design, implement, measure, and refine programs and services.
- Skill in implementing communication and collaboration between and among various areas of the organization to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
- Skill in communicating effectively with parents, students, staff, and community.
- Skill in delivery of services throughout the learning community, assigned area, and customers.
- Skill in implementing integration and interaction of vertical and horizontal systems to guarantee the support of high student achievement and customer satisfaction.
- Skill in analyzing complex information.
- Skill in implementing long-range and immediate plans.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.
Entry Qualifications: Masterís degree from an accredited college or university, valid Texas Educational Diagnostician certificate, and three years classroom teaching experience.
Physical & Mental Demands: - Maintain emotional control under stress.
- Work with frequent interruptions.
- Travel district wide frequently and statewide occasionally.
- Work extended and irregular hours.
- Sit for extended periods of time.
- Use computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand motions.
- Lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs. occasionally.
Environmental Factors: - Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment with little or no exposure to physical risk.
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