JobID 2078 : Educational Diagnostician (Pre-K-12) (#1761742)

Job | Posted 7 days ago

Pre K-12 Educational Diagnostician

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the Director of Special Education, to perform intermediate professional and responsible administrative work observing and testing students to determine individual disabilities and special education placement needs; does related work as required.

Essential Functions 

  • Observing and testing students to determine special education needs; assisting with eligibility and child study meetings; preparing and maintaining appropriate files and records.
  • Observes school-age students in interactive play and/or classroom setting; evaluates students; identifies special needs; arranges and administers appropriate tests; scores tests;
  • Prepares reports on evaluations and observations; analyzes reports and submits recommendations;
  • Attends and participates in eligibility, child study meetings and monitors meetings;
  • Reviews student records;
  • Observes students in order to determine how they function in relation to other students;
  • Assists classroom teachers with academic and behavioral interventions;
  • Provides special education inservice to teachers;
  • Assists in developing special education policies and procedures;
  • Attends staff and related meetings;
  • Keeps abreast of new evaluation instruments as well as up-to-date information on special education and regulations by participating in continuing education programs and reading related publications;
  • Provides assistance in developing and monitoring intervention plans;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.


Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of specific interventions and strategies to improve student academic and behavioral performance;
  • Knowledge of Psycho-Educational evaluations and interpretations;
  • Ability to effectively discuss norm-referenced tests;
  • Knowledge of special education federal and state regulations and guidelines as written in IDEA, ADA, and VDOE Regulations governing Special Education Programs;
  • Some knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school administration;
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of providing effective teaching for students with disabilities;
  • Ability to develop and present ideas effectively, orally and in written form;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, teachers, staff, and parents.
  • Ability to use Google Chrome


Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.

Qualifications Profile:

Must hold or be eligible for Virginia Teaching License with Special Education endorsement.

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in special education.

Teaching experience is required.  Minimum of 5 Years teaching experience is preferred.
Teaching experience in the Early Childhood Special Education and/or Elementary setting preferred.


Terms of Employment:
Salary Range:    Salary Scale  $49,810.00 - $75,820.00
Contract:            12 Months Employment
Benefits:             Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Personal Leave and Sick Leave

FLSA Status: Exempt

Posted By

Suffolk City Public Schools

100 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,497 (USD)

State Average: $11,724 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801