LSSP: Copperas Cove ISD

Reference: Job 729

Location: Copperas Cove, TX

Employer: Copperas Cove Independent School District

Employer Name: Copperas Cove Independent School District

City and State where the position is located: Copperas Cove, TX

Date position is available: 11-14-17

Position Description: 

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Implement the special education appraisal process. Assess the educational, learning style, 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.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Certification: Specialist or Master's Degree (LSSP) or Master’s Degree with Educational Diagnostician Certification (Diagnostician) Valid Texas Teaching Certificate (Educational Diagnostician) Valid Texas License for School Psychology (LSSP) or has met Master’s Degree program requirements for: (LSSP Trainee, LSSP Intern) Special Knowledge/Skills: Bilingual Desired Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Ability to travel to multiple work locations as assigned Experience: Teaching Experience Preferred (Diagnostician & LSSP)

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 1. Collaborate with campus staff regarding the implementation of the Rtl process. 2. Receive student referrals and follow specific timelines to implement the appraisal process. 3. Select, administer, and score formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and Texas Education Agency regulations. 4. Collect and organize relevant assessment data from student's cumulative folder, classroom teacher(s), principal, support staff, parents, and outside resource people. 5. Conduct personal interviews. 6. Arrange for 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. 7. Work with IEP Clerk to ensure timelines are met. 8. Consult with parents, students, and other professionals concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data. 9. Coordinate the initiation or extinction of special education services and complete documentation required. 10. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required. 11. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rules, and local board policy in the area of assessment, placement, and planning for special education services. 12. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations. 13. Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents. 14. Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment. 15. Conduct home visits as needed. 16. Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents. 17. Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with students and ensure compliance with laws, policies, ARDs, and IEPs. 18. Provide Special Education Counseling (LSSP) services when appropriate

WORKING CONDITIONS: Mental Demands: Ability to communicate (verbal and written); interpret data, provide instruction; and maintain emotional control under stress. Physical Demand/Environmental Factors: Regular district-wide travel; moderate lifting and carrying.

Number of contract days: 197

Salary Range: LSSP/LSSP Trainee Pay Grade AP2: $50,255 – $72, 319 (min daily rate 255.10); Educational Diagnostician Pay Grade AP2: $50,255 – $72, 319 (min daily rate 255.10); LSSP Intern Pay Grade AP1: $41,193 - $59,277 (min daily rate 209.10)



Angela Kirkpatrick

Director of Special Education

705 West Avenue D

Copperas Cove, Texas 76522

Phone: (254) 547-1227

Fax: (254) 547-5676;

Linda Hall

Director for Human Resources Services

Phone: (254) 547-1227 Ext. 11201

HR Fax: (254) 547-1535