Itinerant Dyslexia Assessment Specialist - TOSA - Student Support Services - School Year 2022-2023
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Spring Branch Independent School District
Itinerant Dyslexia Assessment Specialist - TOSA - Student Support Services
Job Title: Itinerant Dyslexia Assessment Specialist - TOSA - Student Support Services Reports To: Director of Intervention Classification: Professional Wage/Hour Status: Exempt Days: 199 Salary: See Compensation Plan for New Hire Guide for Teachers Contract: Probationary/Term Date Revised: 4/22/2022 Primary Purpose: Responsible for collaborating with district diagnosticians in the evaluation of students for dyslexia under special education and for conducting evaluation of any student dyslexia evaluation under 504. This role also supports the training of campus staff in the analysis of reading data for the purposes of intervention and referral decisions. Qualifications/Skills: Education/Certification:
- Master’s degree in related field preferred.
- Valid Texas Teacher Certificate or Teaching Certificate from out of state appropriate for position.
- Diagnostician Certification preferred.
- ESL certification preferred.
- Certification must meet requirements for becoming and remaining qualified for this position in a manner required by Federal and/or State law.
- Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of dyslexia, including characteristics, identification and effective instruction helpful.
- Demonstrated success in working with struggling readers.
- Bilingual preferred.
- Strong working knowledge of State and Federal laws around Dyslexia, 504, and IDEA.
- Minimum of three (3) to (5) years teaching experience.
- Reading Interventionist experience.
- Experience assessing students for dyslexia with formal assessment instruments.
- Provide training for dyslexia team and 504 chairs on assessment related topics.
- Conduct required summer testing.
- Administer assessments and observations to evaluate students educational functioning for dyslexia according to federal and state law.
- Collaborate with all stakeholders in a student’s education plan to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district and TEA guidelines.
- Collaborate with Special Education to ensure students are served in appropriate program.
- Knowledge of assistive technology.
- Assist in development and management of data collection system.
- Serve as dyslexia resource and provide assistance to campus administrators and teachers.
- Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to build and maintain professional relationships with colleagues, administrators and parents.
- Ability to establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, teachers, and administrators.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills to present dyslexia information accurately and clearly.
- Help provide ongoing professional development on dyslexia to district staff and parents.
- Keep abreast of all current, research-based, and effective assessment and instructional practices for dyslexic students and relevant laws and TEA rules.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Responsibilities: None Equipment Used: Computer, ACTIV Board, copy machine, audio visual machines. Working Conditions: Mental Demands:
- Maintain emotional control under stress.
- Work with frequent interruptions.
- This position requires regular interacting with the public.
- Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
- Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desk and other classroom equipment.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. By applying for this position, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the job description listed above.