LSSP/Educational Diagnostician

Position Title: LSSP/Educational Diagnostician

Employer Name: Austin Discovery School

City and State: Austin, TX

Date position is available: 08/03/2020

Position Description: Primary Purpose:Assess the educational needs, learning styles, and program needs of students referred tospecial education services, grades K-8. Work cooperatively with instructional personnel toprovide 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 or Valid LSSP LicenseSpecial Knowledge/Skills:● Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, humandevelopment, and learning theories● Ability to interpret data● Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skillsExperience:Minimum two years teaching experienceMajor Responsibilities and Duties:Assessment1. Select and administer formal and informal assessments to determine studenteligibility for special education services according to federal and Texas EducationAgency regulations.2. Compile and evaluate comprehensive student information including classroomobservations; personal interviews with the student, teacher(s), parents and others;and relevant assessment data from the student's cumulative folder. Consult withparents and teacher concerning the educational needs of students andinterpretation of assessment data.3. Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist withinterpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and development ofIndividual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district proceduresConsultation1. Present staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel inidentifying and understanding students with disabilities.2. Assist classroom teachers with implementation of IEP.3. Support MTSS committee in tracking and monitoring students in tieredinterventions.Program Management1. Participate in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.2. Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the assessment program andmake changes based on findings.3. Compile, maintain, and file reports, records, and other documents required.4. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Educationrule, and local board policy. Comply with all district and local campus routines andregulations.Communication1. Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.2. Effectively communicate with colleagues, students and parents.Other Duties as Assigned:1. Schedule and facilitate ARD meetings.2. Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or Head of School,Principle, Superintendent.Supervisory Responsibilities:● None.Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:● Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals, and other instructionalequipment● 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 studentswith physical disabilities, control behavior through physical restraint, assistnon-ambulatory students, and lift and move adaptive equipment; may work prolonged orirregular hours● Environment: Exposure to biological hazards; may require districtwide travel● Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress

Number of contract days: 197

Salary Range: Minimum $52,870

Employer contact info: Christie Stinson

Elisha Grossenbacher
Student Services Director
9303 FM 969
Austin, Texas 78724
[email protected]