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DIAGNOSTICIAN for EPEC SSA 2024-2025

Date Posted: 5/16/2024

Job Title:  Diagnostician
Exemption Status: Exempt 
Reports to:  Director of Special Education/Deputy Director
Department:  EPEC SSA Special Education (Lockney, Ralls, Crosbyton, and Lorenzo)



Primary Purpose:
Assess the educational, learning styles, and program needs of students referred to special education services. Work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate instructional programs for students with disabilities. 

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:
Master’s degree in educational assessment
Valid Texas teaching certificate
Valid Texas educational diagnostician certificate

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories
Ability to interpret data
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Experience:
Two years teaching experience 

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Assessment

  • Select and administer formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and Texas Education Agency regulations.
  • Compile and evaluate comprehensive student information including classroom observations; personal interviews with the student, teachers(s), parents and others; and relevant assessment data from the student's cumulative folder. Consult with parents and teachers concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.
  • 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.

Consultation

  • Present staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel in identifying and understanding students with disabilities.
  • Assist classroom teachers with implementation of IEP.

Program Management

  • Participate 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 reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.

Other

  • Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals, and other instructional equipment
  • Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
  • Motion: Frequent walking
  • Lifting: May require regular heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, control behavior through physical restraint, assist non ambulatory students, and  lift and move adaptive equipment; may work prolonged or irregular hours
  • Environment: Exposure to biological hazards; may require districtwide travel
  • Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress

 

Listing Contacts: 

 

Kristopher Lamm, Special Education Director, EPEC SSA

kr.lamm@lorenzoisd.net

Cell 806-789-6817 or 806-634-5518 x 234

 

Dr. Julianna Carpenter, School Psychologist/Deputy Director of Special Education

ju.carpenter@lorenzoisd.net

806-634-5518 x 322

Professional Personnel Service and Support Personnel Employment Eligibility Certification for all Applicants
Vision: Lorenzo ISD is committed to creating an academic environment where effective instructional practice impacts student growth and performance in the state standards every day.

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