Job Goal: Provide professional development and services, develop products, and participate in special project activities in the area of Student Evaluation that support the ESC’s core purpose and strategic goals.
Collaborate with team members to develop, plan, and implement professional development, products, and services for clients related to Child Find, evaluation, and collaborative ARD supports.
Provide assistance in activities related to compliance with state and federal laws and State Board of Education rules and regulations.
Participate in developing, planning, and implementing programs to meet the unique needs of diverse populations of students with disabilities.
Help plan and implement ongoing needs assessment systems for client programs and Region 4 services.
Participate in developing communication networks between the service center and client personnel.
Help monitor the effectiveness of department activities in the region and provide leadership in evaluating those activities.
Assist in planning and developing special project activities, i.e. grant proposals, interdepartmental services, demonstration sites, research studies, and other client-based projects.
Provide technical assistance and services as specified by any applicable federal grant that funds this position.
Education Master’s degree
Certification/Licensure Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), Licensed Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), or Certified Educational Diagnostician
Minimum of five years campus-based experience in evaluation and identification of all disabilities
Minimum of three years district-wide experience in Special Education or Psychological Services, i.e. Team Lead, Coordinator
Experience in developing and presenting professional development
Experience leading collaborative multidisciplinary teams
Experience developing resources (i.e., guidelines, online training, tools) to support assessment professionals and/or teachers
Special Knowledge and Skills
Exemplary written and oral communication skills
Experience in gathering and reviewing data related to identification of students with disabilities under special education law
Experience in developing Individualized Educational Plans based on data
Specific training, knowledge, and extensive practice with norm-referenced instruments (specifically cognitive, achievement, developmental, and psychological/behavioral measures)
Proficiency in writing formal evaluation reports
Broad-based knowledge in state and federal rules and regulations related to special education, especially in the areas of Child Find, student evaluation, and the ARD process
Additional Salary Information: Healthcare benefits with generous employer contribution towards premiums, voluntary retirement plan with employer match, FSA/HSA, TRS Pension Fund membership, paid leave, school-based holiday calendar, Employee Wellness Program
Internal Number: JP00000374
About Region 4 Education Service Center
Region 4 Education Service Center (Region 4) is one of 20 regional education service centers established by the Texas Legislature in 1967 to assist school districts and charter schools in improving efficiencies and student performance. Regional education service centers are non-regulatory, intermediate education units. Texas Education Code, Chapter 8, gives each school district the opportunity to voluntarily be served by and participate with a regional education service center.
Region 4 serves a seven-county area comprised of 48 public school districts and 39 open-enrollment charter schools, representing more than 1.2 million students, 101,000 educators, and 1,500 campuses.