Professional/Certified - Special Education - Educational Diagnostician
Implement the special education appraisal process. Assess the educational, learning styles, and program needs of students referred to special education services. Provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities.
Master’s degree in educational assessment
Valid Texas teaching certificate
Valid Texas educational diagnostician certificate
Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Three years teaching experience
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Receive student referrals and implement the appraisal process.
Select and administer formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and Texas Education Agency regulations.
collect and organize relevant assessment data from student’s cumulative folder, classroom teachers(s), principal, support staff, parents, and outside resource people.
Conduct classroom observation and personal interviews.
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.
Seek and participate in training related to legal updates and current Texas Education Agency changes with regard to special education programming.
Seek and participate in updated training for revised assessments and assessment methodologies.
Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel in identification and understanding of students with disabilities.
Assist classroom teachers with implementation of IEP.
Consult parents concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.
Consult parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with students.
Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.
Assist 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 all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of assessment, placement, and planning for special education services.
Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.
Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.
Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.
Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds), occasional heaving lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint; assisting nonambulatory students
Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; may require districtwide travel
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure
Building/CampusSpecial Education Department
Additional Job Information
Pay rate based on HISD Salary Scales
For more information contact:
Director of Human Resources