Educational Diagnostician- FULL TIME – GREATER ALBUQUERQUE AREA
Why choose Cooperative Educational Services (CES)?
CES is a leading provider of Ancillary Services to K-12 schools throughout the state of New Mexico. CES strives to be recognized as one of the best cooperative service agencies in the country and the provider of choice in New Mexico. As an Educational Diagnostician with CES, you will work among leading providers to help CES achieve this goal. CES offers a very competitive pay rate.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of a school-based Educational Diagnostician
CES is seeking a licensed, experienced Educational Diagnostician to provide school-based services.
The role of the Educational Diagnostician is to:
- Participate in the review of existing evaluation data from various sources to consider what, if any, additional data are needed to determine a student’s eligibility for special education and related services.
- Administer and interpret psychoeducational and/or developmental assessments on students who are either suspected of having learning, developmental, and/or emotional disabilities; or students identified as having an educational disability to determine continued eligibility.
- Participation in and possible facilitation of eligibility determination meetings
- Consultation/collaboration with staff, teachers, family, and other ancillary service providers for purposes of gathering data from multiple sources for evaluation.
- Participation in the development of an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) as needed or expected
A typical week of an Educational Diagnostician may include:
- Manage schedule to include test administration, report writing, provide written and verbal test interpretation, collaboration/communication with parents and other evaluation team members.
- Establish and/or maintain contact with parents, teachers, ancillary staff members regarding the status of initial evaluations, reevaluations, eligibility determination meetings, etc.
- Administer psychoeducational assessments in accordance with guidance from test publishers
- Continuous or ongoing review of progress toward completion of evaluations to ensure timelines are met (transition timelines, 60-day timelines, reevaluation timelines)
- Provide recommendations to address students’ intellectual, cognitive processing, adaptive, functional, social emotional, and academic needs
- Prepare for and attend eligibility determination team meetings
- Process relevant paperwork/documentation associated with evaluations to assist districts in maintaining complete record of finished product (submitting protocols, report, eligibility determination documents to appropriate site/location)
A highly successful Educational Diagnostician candidate should have:
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, technical writing, and time management skills
- Working knowledge of Federal and State laws governing Special Education and adherence to those laws.
- Prior knowledge or be willing to develop knowledge of the requirements set forth in the New Mexico Technical Evaluation and Assessment Manual (NM TEAM). NM TEAM can be found at: https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/special-education/technical-manuals/
- Experience as a bilingual evaluator preferred
- Up to date on most recent guidance related to evaluation process issued by relevant agencies including but not limited to NMPED guidance memos/documents.
Qualifications for an Educational Diagnostician
- Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- New Mexico Public Education Department license
- Level one NMPED licensed Diagnosticians will be required to receive supervision (provided by CES)
- Preferred one year or more of school based Educational Diagnostic experience.
- Bilingual evaluation experience preferred