Provide leadership, supervision, and support to assigned special education staff as it relates to child find, assessment and/or evaluation of students; provide supervision to Educational Diagnosticians and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP) assigned to the Child Find/Individual Evaluation program; ensure ethics for LSSP for the practice of school psychology are followed and licenses are maintained and on record; administer budget for purchases of assessment instruments; provide guidance on interpreting assessment scores and writing of Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE) reports; support all evaluation staff in understanding evaluation processes and in completing evaluations. Provide supervision for staff in conducting evaluations for students referred for or receiving special education services. Provide guidance to the child find process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children.
Supervise individual evaluation coaches, Diagnosticians, and LSSPs in the Individual Evaluation program.
Supervise, assign, monitor, and review progress and accuracy of the work performed by assigned evaluation staff.
Use data to distribute and redistribute evaluation cases to ensure compliance on state timelines.
Serves as the appraiser for IE Coaches responsible for evaluators in an assigned group.
Serves as the appraiser for evaluators in an assigned group.
Keep abreast of current and emerging Professional trends in psychology and developments impacting special education and instructional strategies and recommend modifications that will improve student performance.
Provide consultation to school personnel and parents regarding the educational needs of students as they relate to the instructional setting.
Collaborate with the Office of Student Discipline to ensure the Manifestation Determination Review Process is effectively followed
Collaborate with Specialized Data Management Support staff to ensure
Monitor staff deployment for assigned staff and ensure appropriate campus support.
Provide supervision and training to employees at risk of performing below expectations relative to the practice of school psychology.
Maintain knowledge of various assessment instruments and techniques to assist in the identification of students who meet eligibility criteria for special education services.
Maintain knowledge of current practices and assessments for identification of students with Emotional Disturbance, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Other Health Impairments.
Analyze data and make data-driven decisions
Monitor & track data to ensure compliance of evaluation timelines, PEIMS and accuracy of evaluations
Attend critical ARDs to help de-escalate any potential Special Education concerns or issues
Provide support to campuses by providing trained evaluation staff to assist with compliance
Provide support to campus administration through ongoing campus visits.
Provide guidance to evaluation staff in Individual Evaluation for evaluations.
Develop practices based on best practice models for evaluating English Language Learners referred for or currently receiving special education services.
Maintain knowledge of evaluations and interpretations.
Keep abreast of current and emerging Professional trends in evaluations and developments affecting identification and re-evaluations for students referred for or receiving special services.
Represent Dallas ISD at Region 10 committees for evaluation practices.
Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned.
All federally funded incumbents of this position must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certification, as appropriate.
Master's degree from an accredited university in Special Education or a related field; certified as an Educational Diagnostician or Licensed as a Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Eight years of directly related experience in a wide range of services including supervision, evaluation, diagnosis, counseling, consultation and staff development as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology; experience working with children and youth in a special education setting; comprehensive knowledge in theories and principles of learning and evaluation; knowledge of special education principles, theories, laws, and concepts; evaluation experience; previous experience as a Lead/Coach Evaluator or supervising LSSP, doctorate preferred. Bilingual (Spanish), preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge in the administration and interpretation of a wide range of psycho-educational and assessment instruments, including assessments for English learners.
Demonstrated ability to interpret evaluation data to assist staff with appropriate student identification.
Demonstrated knowledge of psychosocial development.
Demonstrated understanding of the individual needs of special needs students.
Demonstrated knowledge of special education programs.
Demonstrated knowledge of special education principles, theories, laws, and concepts.
Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, communication, and interpersonal skills required to achieve the goals of the position.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with other professionals in a multi-disciplinary approach to the needs of students or assigned responsibilities.
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with professional peers, administrators, and supervisory personnel at all levels within the district.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written language.
Demonstrated ability to resolve logistical and operational problems related to special education service delivery.
Demonstrated ability to understand and use technology to support the evaluation process and program compliance needs.
Demonstrated consultation skills.
Demonstrated ability to create and present training modules.
Minimum of eight years of successful experience as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
Previous experience in a Lead Evaluator or Evaluation Supervisor role, preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency in English; doctorate preferred; also proficient in Spanish, preferred.
Dallas Independent School District