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Developmental Diagnostician, Early Childhood Exceptional Education

Job Title:

Developmental Diagnostician, Early Childhood Exceptional Education

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Teacher Salary Schedule, 260 Days

FLSA Status:


Work Location:

Preschool Reception & Diagnostic Center

Immediate Supervisor:

ECE Family & Community Engagement Manager

General Description:
The Developmental Diagnostician, Early Childhood Exceptional Education for the Preschool Reception and Diagnostic (PSR&D) Center serves as a member of the multidisciplinary diagnostic team by supporting preschool students referred to the child study committee, by conducting observations, administering diagnostic tests, and developing initial Individual Education Plans (IEP) for preschool students found eligible for services.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

●        Serves as a member of the multidisciplinary diagnostic team to review evaluation reports and to make eligibility determinations for students

●        Performs and interprets behavioral observations in various settings; documents observations

●        Conducts developmental evaluations during the evaluation process and completes evaluation reports for the eligibility process

●        Collaborates with related service providers to develop initial Individualized Education Plans (IEP) including goals, accommodations, and services appropriate for eligible preschool students with disabilities

●        Serves as case manager for students with IEPs who transfer from other divisions with an already existing identification and conduct transfer IEP meetings within state mandated timelines

●        Supports logistics within the PSR&D office including  scheduling, handling referrals, and updating student information in ASPEN and VAIEP systems

●        Facilitates the process to determine student eligibility for early entry into kindergarten

●        Performs other related duties as assigned



●        Master's Degree required

●        Valid Virginia teaching license with an endorsement in Early Childhood Childhood Special Education required

●        Considerable knowledge in all areas of exceptionalities including, DD, ID, OHI, Autism

●        Considerable knowledge of federal, state and local regulations

●        Considerable knowledge of the concepts, principles, and methodologies of instruction, learning theory and teaching methodologies for Early Childhood Special Education students   

●        Demonstrated ability to interpret and report assessment results

●        Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

●        Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, families, teachers, and school administrators

●        Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team including group decision making, problem analysis, and conflict resolution

●        Ability to adapt to changing priorities and effectively handle multiple assignments

●        Ability to work independently with strong organizational skills and attention to detail in documentation

●        Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), internet, and email applications preferred

●        Bilingual/fluency in Spanish preferred