#200230 Diagnostician - Hodge / Rusk / North Texas Region Open Until Filled

Windham School District has the following vacancy available to inside and outside applicants:

Dependent upon experience/location ($51,720 to $60,168 /ANNUAL)

** This position will not be effective until September 1, 2017.**

Hodge / Rusk / North Texas Region
Position Number:
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
The only information to be considered for this position will be in the "State of Texas Application for Employment" packet you submit.For each posted position for which you are applying, you must submit copies of all documents verifying minimum qualifications for the posted position. ** You must submit a photocopy of your official transcript verifying the required coursework needed for verification of minimum education requirements. ** WSD will no longer be able to access employee or applicant files for transcripts or other documents.

Educational Requirements:
Master's degree and State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Educational Diagnostician certificate or be eligible for permit, OR Master's degree and Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) credential. Eligibility for an Emergency Permit requires 1) Hold current SBEC certification based on a Bachelor's Degree, 2) Have 30 semester hours of graduate-level credit in the field of education or a related field, including six semester hours in tests and measurements, at least three of which emphasized individualized testing, 3) Have completed six semester hours directly related to teaching individuals with special learning needs, and 4) three creditable years of teaching experience.
Minimum Requirements for Non-Certified Applicants:
Probationary Certificate eligibility: (1) have a Bachelor's degree or higher and (2) an applicant MUST submit a letter from the college/university with the application indicating they meet probationary certificate eligibility requirements and will be placed on an Educational Diagnostician probationary certificate upon employment.

Minimum Requirements for Certified Applicants:
All applicants not certified must submit a worksheet/deficiency plan stating the courses needed for certification from the college/university to attend with application, by application deadline.

Special Knowledge / Skills:
Ability to organize and maintain accurate records. Knowledge of school district organization, operations, policies and procedures. Skill to interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to convey ideas and instructions clearly and concisely

Major Responsibilities & Duties:
Receives student referrals and implements the appraisal process. Selects and administers formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and Texas Education Agency (TEA) regulations. Collects and organizes relevant assessment data from student's cumulative folder, classroom teacher(s), principal, support staff, parents, and outside resource people. Conducts classroom observations and personal interviews. Participates in the Admissions, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement and the development of Individual Education Plan (IEP) for students according to district procedures. Assists classroom teachers with implementation of IEP. Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data. Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance work with students. Demonstrate skill in conflict resolution with staff. Maintain a positive and effective relationship with teachers and supervisors. Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment. Assist the principal and the Division Director for Instruction in the evaluation of the evaluation of the assessment program and overall special education needs of the units assigned. Provides staff development training in assigned units to assist unit personnel with identification and understanding of students with learning disabilities and/or emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances. Perform duties in a professional manner through daily, punctual attendance at location of work assignment. Execute duties in a professional, ethical and responsible manner as defined in 19 TAC Chapter 247, Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators. Follow Windham School District policies and procedures in completing assigned job duties.

Other Information:
The only acceptable application is the Supplement dated 01/17 and the State of Texas Application dated 09/09. These may be obtained through the Windham School District Human Resources Department or the Windham School District website at www.wsdtx.org.

A job description is available from WSD Human Resources upon request at (936) 291-5321.

* Outside applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.

Applicants who are ERS or TRS Retirees or Retirees from Correctional Managed Health Care are required to write "ERS/TRS/CMHC" at the top of the application form.

All outside applicants must submit "The State of Texas Application for Employment" and the "Texas Department of Criminal Justice Employment Application Supplement", along with all supporting documents, to the WSD Human Resources Department. The completed application packet should be hand-delivered to the WSD Human Resources Office, or sent by mail to: P.O. Box 40, Huntsville, TX 77342-0040 or overnight delivery to: 802 FM 2821 Huntsville, TX 77320. Applicants may fax an application to fax #: (936) 436-4823 to reach the WSD Human Resources Office by the closing date and time. Applicants who do so are requested to fax **ONLY** their "State of Texas Application for Employment", Applicant Contact Information form (HD-100) and verifiable typing score if required. Applications faxed to another fax number will not be accepted. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify receipt of all faxed documents by calling (936) 291-5322. WSD employees and all applicants with a current WSD application on file must submit the "State of Texas Application for Employment" and all supporting documents for each posted position to WSD Human Resources Office by the closing date and time. The application must be filled out entirely and must include a signed EEO form.

Interested applicants may contact Windham School District, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 40, Huntsville, Texas 77342-0040; or call (936) 291-5321. You may download an application from the Windham website http://www.wsdtx.org/careers/how-to-apply

* * No telephonic interviews will be allowed. * *

WSD is an equal opportunity employer

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