Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.
Implement the Special Education appraisal process. Evaluate the educational 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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Display professionalism in dealing with students, parents, staff and community;
• Approach problem solving tactfully with directness and integrity;
• Exert a positive influence and work in harmony with associates;
• Respond to suggestions for improvement in a positive manner;
• Display self-control and tact;
• Display punctuality at the work place;
• Exercise professional judgment in being absent from work;
• Maintain professional appearance;
• Be mentally alert and physically able to perform job functions;
• Provide for the care and protection of school property.
• Support the school district’s philosophy and objectives;
• Display professionalism consistent with district policies and procedures;
• Follow district policies pertaining to the individual assignment;
• Demonstrate an interest in acquiring new skills and knowledge;
• Seek professional growth through continuing education and staff development;
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Perform all initial and three-year evaluations for students on assigned campus/campuses which includes selecting and administrating formal/informal evaluations to determine student eligibility criteria met for Special Education services according to federal and state regulations within timelines;
• Write Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE) reports in accordance with state regulations and professional standards;
• Collect and organize relevant evaluation data from student’s cumulative folder, classroom teachers, principal, support-staff, parents and outside resources;
• Attend IEP/ARD Committee meetings to interpret test results and develop appropriate instructional strategies to meet students’ educational needs;
• Schedule and conduct, as appropriate, ARD meetings to review initial placements, three- year evaluations, develop/modify BIP or conduct Manifestation Determinations within timelines;
• Compile, maintain and file all reports, ARD meeting paperwork, records and other documents required for compliance with state and federal statutes;
• Assist classroom teachers and administrators with implementation of IEPs and BIPs;
• Review/accept evaluation reports perform re-evaluations for transfer students within the 30-day timeline;
• Prioritize tasks and projects in an expedient manner;
• Demonstrate organizational skills;
• Stay current in Special Education law and “Best Practices” regarding evaluation;
• Accept and offer guidance and direction to campus staff directions;
• Exhibit professional demeanor and resourcefulness;
• Communicate effectively with diverse groups.
• This position will be evaluated in accordance with District Board Policy.
• Work as a team member and with peers, teachers, campus personnel and Campus Directors;
• Demonstrate professional demeanor and resourcefulness;
• Communicate effectively with diverse groups;
• Accept supervision.
• Ability to use the accepted tests and measurements to evaluate communication disorders and conditions;
• Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of speech-language disorders and conditions;
• Ability to instruct and manage student behavior;
• Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.
This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Revised 06.03.13 Page 3 of 4 Education Diagnostician
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in educational evaluation, valid state teaching certificate, valid state certification for education evaluation.
Three years’ experience as a classroom teacher, leadership, and evaluation experience preferred.
Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions in written or oral form. Ability to set priorities. Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel, students, and parents.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be competent in Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn and use computer software as necessary. Ability to use basic office equipment.
SAFETY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Every employee of the School has an obligation to know our safety rules and procedures; to teach what they know to others; to recognize unsafe actions and situations; to warn others of unsafe situations; to react to emergency situations and to report hazardous or unsafe practices to those in a position to correct them.
PHYSICAL / MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and use the wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is low to high and may have frequent interruptions. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.
Satisfactory criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable. Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization.
MODIFICATION OF DUTIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Uplift Education retains the right to change and/or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time. This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.