Jun 15, 2019
The bilingual (English and Spanish) educational diagnostician provides an array of educational services to students including achievement testing, educational consultation, and academic intervention in accordancewith both best practices and the policies and regulations of the School The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate: • Administers diagnostic educational evaluations or co-evaluations to assess the academic functioning and educational needs of students and writes comprehensive educational reports; holds parent conferences to provide interpretation of educational assessment findings; for Hispanic EL students suspected of an educational disability, assesses the student in their native language when appropriate and takes into account cultural and linguistic differences when drawing conclusions, and educates other team members about the effects of cultural and linguistic differences. • Participates as an active member of the Child Study Team to effect school-based interventions for general education students; attends eligibility meetings to assist in the determination that a child has a disability and needs special education services; for Hispanic students, educates other team members about the effects of cultural and linguistic differences. • Consults and collaborates with school administration, instructional staff, and parents regarding the individual educational, academic, and behavioral needs of students utilizing curriculum-based measurement and instructional consultation approaches. • Serves as a division consultant for Response to Intervention (RTI); assists in the implementation and coaching of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), as needed. • Provides workshops and trainings for school staff and administrators, including trainings related to cultural and linguistic diversity. Below are the qualifications for this position: • Master's Degree in special education or related field emphasizing assessment, learning theory, and instructional and behavioral interventions • Holds or is eligible for the Virginia Postgraduate Professional License with an endorsement in special education or a related area • Has extensive experience in educational assessment, instruction, and consultation as a teacher or educational diagnostician • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication abilities and productive time management skills • Possesses leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and colleagues • Proven expertise in curriculum-based assessment and instructional interventions • Knowledgeable of RTI and PBIS frameworks for instructional and behavioral interventions • Elementary teaching experience strongly preferred • Bilingual skills in Spanish, both oral and written Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking. expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Loudoun County Public Schools Ashburn, VA, USA Full-time