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Charter School Diagnostician at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 1/18/23

Job Description

Requisition 202200188S

Position Title Charter School Diagnostician

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 18. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category Professional

Department Charter School

Division of Academic Affairs

Educational Requirements for the Position

Master’s degree in educational assessment or related field. Must possess a valid Texas educational diagnostician certificate. Valid Texas Teacher Certification or able to obtain within one calendar year from hire date. Three years of related experience required. Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Implements the special education assessment process and assesses the educational and program needs of students who qualify for special education services. Provides diagnostic information and works cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities.

Primary Responsibilities

Receives student referrals and implements the assessment and evaluation process. Selects and administers formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to all applicable federal and state regulations. Collects and organizes relevant assessment data from student’s cumulative folder, classroom teachers(s), principal, support staff, parents, and outside resource people. Conducts classroom observations and personal interviews. Schedules and participates in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures. Consults parents concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data. Consults parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with students. Develops and maintains effective individual and group relationships with students and parents. Assists in the selection of assessment materials and equipment. Develops and coordinates a continuing evaluation of the assessment program and makes changes based on findings. Compiles, maintains, and files all physical and computerized reports, records, and other required documents. Complies with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of assessment, placement, and planning for special education services. Complies with all district and local campus policies, procedures, and regulations. Participates in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment. Writes reports, provides diagnostic information, effective recommendations, and works collaboratively with all staff to provide the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities. Conducts meetings and builds relationships with families and team members. Represents the district at Special Education meetings and helps the district stay in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Must demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate effective special education services. Must be able to work with a diverse population and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity. All stakeholders are considered learners and are expected to continue to learn, grow, and positively contribute to the world around them.

Must be willing to travel between zoned Charter School sites. Sites located in Greater Houston area.

In addition to submitting your application online, interested candidates must complete the Pre-Employment Affidavit found at:
This form should be submitted via email to

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...