Bastrop ISD

Diagnostician Pool (2647) (2647)

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TitleDiagnostician Pool (2647)
Posting ID2647

BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY: Implement the special education appraisal process. Assess the educational, learning styles, 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 and services.


CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.


Instructional Management:

  • Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement plans.


Student Management:

  • Conduct, score, and interpret comprehensive individual assessments of students referred for special education placement.
  • Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results.
  • Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.
  • Assist campuses in resolving parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Assist in managing student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  • Serve as case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students on assigned campuses, as needed.
  • Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.


Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:

  • Coordinate or participate the Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD) meetings, including document preparation/review, scheduling with all parties such as parents, principals, teachers and support staff, and implement agreed upon changes.
  • Serve as a liaison for special education services between administrators, parents, and teachers.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required for all areas of responsibility, including maintenance of student schedules as necessary.
  • Attend meetings as requested by supervisor.
  • Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
  • Present a positive role model for students that supports the mission of the district and campus.
  • Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.
  • Coordinate departmental activities with other District offices and administrators and provide assistance to requesting departments.
  • Follow District and department policies and procedures.


Organization Improvement:

  • Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.

Professional Growth and Development:

  • Participate in professional development that increases effectiveness and improves District performance.


Texas Academic Performance Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:

  • Support the administration of state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist with planning corrective action for the affected group of students and/or campuses.


School/Community Relations:

  • Articulate the district/campus mission and goals to the community and solicit support in realizing the mission.
  • Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the District’s initiatives.


Organization Morale:

  • Foster positive morale by participating in team building activities and the decision-making process.
  • Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provide clinical supervision to intern or trainee, as needed.*



  • Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of TEA/federal related rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Skill in conducting team efforts to design, implement, measure, and refine programs and services.
  • Skill in implementing communication and collaboration between and among various areas of the organization to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
  • Skill in communicating effectively with parents, students, staff, and community.
  • Skill in the delivery of services throughout the learning community, assigned area, and customers.
  • Skill in implementing integration and interaction of vertical and horizontal systems to guarantee the support of high student achievement and customer satisfaction.
  • Skill in analyzing complex information.
  • Skill in implementing long-range and immediate plans.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.


ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: Educational Diagnostician License, Bilingual Preferred



  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • Travel district-wide frequently and statewide occasionally.
  • Work extended and irregular hours.
  • Sit for extended periods of time.
  • Use a computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand motions.
  • Lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs. occasionally.



  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment with little or no exposure to physical risk.



Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$247.38 - $399.42 / Per Day
LocationSpecial Programs and Services

Applications Accepted

Start Date05/02/2018