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Pulaski County Special School District Educational Examiner (2024-2025 School Year) in Little Rock, Arkansas

POSITION TITLE: EDUCATIONAL EXAMINER

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid Arkansas Teaching Certificate in Educational Examiner Certification

  • Master’s Degree in Education

  • Experience required

REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education

JOB GOAL: Complete child-find requirements to ensure that eligible students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE)

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assess students using appropriate assessment and diagnostic practices within the scope of practice identified in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Special Education IDEA Rules and Regulations.

  2. Administer assessments for all suspected disabilities within the test administration guidelines, and write and sign reports in preparation to interpret results at IEP team members.

  3. Assists with due process conferences and associated paperwork for students with disabilities under the IDEA.

  4. Collaborate and communicate with the Teacher of Record, Special Education Coordinator, and Director of Special Education to ensure assessments are administered to students, including but not limited to the school setting, residential, homebound, and day treatment settings.

  5. Facilitate existing data review meetings with IEP team members.

  6. Work collaboratively with parents to obtain the necessary data and consent to complete evaluations.

  7. Demonstrate effective communication skills.

  8. Demonstrate effective technology skills.

  9. Maintain accurate record keeping.

  10. Meet special education department deadlines.

  11. Work collaboratively with district and school leadership and evaluation team members to ensure compliance with all state and federal timeline requirements.

  12. Participate in department peer review and file review activities.

  13. Assist schools with completing Functional Behavior Assessments, Individual Crisis Plan development, and Behavior Intervention Plan development.

  14. Review and adhere to state and federal guidelines for eligibility determinations.

  15. Assists with district and statewide assessment administration upon request and schedule availability.

  16. Adhere to all department guidelines and procedures.

  17. Is knowledgeable about the district’s School Board policies, district Unitary Status Plan, and district/ department/school guidelines/regulations and adheres to the same.

  18. Performs other duties as assigned.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Salary Range: Teacher Salary Schedule x Index factor

Length of Contract: 192 contract days

Eligible for Benefits: YES

EVALUATION:

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Interested and qualified applicants should submit an online application at www.pcssd.org . Personnel currently employed by the district who meet the necessary qualifications may apply by submitting an online District application.

Application Deadline: 10 days from the original date of post or until filled

IT IS THE POLICY OF THE PULASKI COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEX, AGE, QUALIFIED HANDICAPPED, OR VETERAN IN ITS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, EDUCATION SERVICES, FINANCIAL AID, AND EMPLOYMENT. THE DISTRICT WILL MAKE SPECIAL EFFORTS TO EMPLOY AND ADVANCE WOMEN, BLACKS, AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS. EQUITY CONCERNS MAY BE ADDRESSED TO THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR EQUITY AND PUPIL SERVICES.

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