Columbia Public Schools has an opening for an Educational Diagnostician for the 2019-20 school year. Educational diagnosticians collaborate with schools and school psychologists/examiners to complete educational evaluations for students with suspected disabilities. This position includes individual academic testing with students and maintaining compliance with state and federal law. Educational diagnosticians also support learning specialists in writing initial IEPs for qualifying students.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
· Administers and interprets academic achievement testing and conducts observations.
· Coordinates, schedules, and attends all screenings and eligibility staffings with school
· Manages new referrals and transfers through the evaluation process.
· Reviews existing data and assesses for all initial and follow up evaluations.
· Confers with speech-language pathologists regarding educational impact.
· Supports the building level special services team.
· Assists with initial IEPs.
· Performs other duties as necessary to support the mission and vision of Columbia Public School District.
Minimum: Master’s degree in education or related field; Missouri teaching certificate in special education; previous experience serving and evaluating students with disabilities; successful coursework in the area of tests and measurement.
Preferred: Five years teaching experience.
Ideal candidate will have a professional and friendly demeanor with a demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of individuals in a fast-paced environment.
This position reports to the Coordinator of Psychological Services & Director of Special Services. Interested applicants should apply online at https://columbia.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2658. Questions may be directed to Dr. Molly Stebbins, Coordinator of Psychological Services, at MStebbins@cpsk12.org.
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