Educational Diagnostician - Houston General Pool

Headquarters Houston, Texas


Educational Diagnostician  


Special Programs  


Role Mission:  

IDEA Public Schools works to ensure the success of all students and to address any barriers which may impact students from achieving incredible academic and social outcomes. The Educational Diagnostician works with the Special Programs team, regional leaders, campus leaders, parents, and Special Education and General Education teachers in an effort to maximize student outcomes.

The IDEA Educational Diagnostician demonstrates knowledge and skill in assessment, eligibility for Special Education, academic and behavioral interventions, state and federal legal frameworks for Special Education, and ensures compliance with Special Education legislation. The Educational Diagnostician is a key partner in ensuring support of students and parents by helping problem solving interventions with students, who may be struggling both academically and behaviorally.  




This is a full-time on-site position located in Houston. Preference will be given to candidates who live in the region, or who are willing to relocate.  


Travel Expectations:   

The Educational Diagnostician may be expected to travel between assigned campuses  



What You’ll Do – Accountabilities  


Essential Duties:   

  • Supports the special education teachers in developing appropriate IEP academic, behavioral, and social goals.
  • Meet 100% compliance in Annual ARDs and ensure all paperwork is submitted in a timely manner.
  • Works in conjunction with Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and other related and Instructional Service Personnel (VI, AI, APE, PT) to ensure completion of all ARD paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Follows correct procedures for maintaining records and services.
  • Critical Student Instruction groups are established and instruction is executed with fidelity at campuses
  • Provide support to 504 campus coordinators with manifestation determinations
  • Provide support to 504 campus coordinator with 504 meeting requirements, 504 eligibility determination, Homebound, and Manifestation Determination.
  • Conduct dyslexia evaluations for 504 students.
  • Guide campuses in tracking and documenting academic and behavioral interventions in TIER I, TIER II, and TIER III.
  • Conducts multidisciplinary evaluations Full and Individual Evaluations for all Non-Speech only students, Non-Autism, and Non-Emotional Disturbance students who are referred for 1 or more eligibility categories (out of 13 eligibility categories).
  • Adhere to most up to date evaluation tools and standards as stipulated in the American Psychological Association Testing Standards
  • Conducts evaluations as needed for student College Board accommodations
  • Helps the campus conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment.Ensure that campuses are employing a problem solving model for students in TIERS II and TIERS III
  • Guides the campus in how to track and document academic and behavioral interventions
  • Aids the campus in completing Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans in Response to Intervention
  • Provides guidance on academic and behavioral interventions in TIERS II and TIER III



What You Bring – Competencies  



Required experience:  

  • Master’s degree in Special Education or Education from accredited college or university
  • Texas Educational Diagnostician Certificate REQUIRED
  • At least 3 years experience as a campus Educational Diagnostician preferred


Physical Requirements:   

  •        Must be able to sit for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area. 
  •        Must be able to climb ladders or scaffolding, or climb and work in overhead areas 
  •        Must be able to work in a confined space or to crawl or move about on hands and knees. 
  •        Must be able to lift and carry or otherwise move ___ pounds (regularly/occasionally) 
  •        Physical ability to work around small children including sitting, standing, running and climbing stairs. 
  •        Must be able to lift and carry small children up to 40 pounds in case of emergency. 
  •        Must be able to work in indoor and outdoor environments, including in times of excessive heat or cold 




What We Offer:  

Compensation & Benefits:  

Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $78,996 and $92,030, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. This role is also eligible for performance pay based on organizational performance and goal attainment.  



Additionally, we offer medical, dental, and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. You can find more information about our benefits at  


* IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.  



Application process:   

Submit your application online through Jobvite. Please note that applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.  



Learn more about IDEA   

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IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.