Overview

The Spanish-speaking Dual Language Assessor conducts dual language assessments for current English Learner (EL) students who are in the process of special education evaluation and who speak Spanish as the first and/or home language. The purpose of the dual language assessment is to identify the dominant language(s) for special education evaluation and assessment.<br /> The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:<br />• Reviews referrals to dual language assessment office to determine educational evaluation needs and appropriate assessment materials.<br />• Schedules evaluations sessions and travels to schools to complete assessments.<br />• Conducts detailed language assessments of students who have a home or heritage language of Spanish and who have been referred for Special Education evaluation.<br />• Prepares and writes reports including results of assessments, interpretations of scores, recommendation for language(s) for special education testing.<br />• Provides completed reports in a timely manner to the full-time dual language assessor.<br />• Participates in child study, eligibility, and IEP meetings, as appropriate.<br />• Consults and collaborates with local school personnel regarding students referred for dual language assessments.<br />• Attends and participates in various EL meetings, conferences, task forces, and curriculum groups, as requested.<br />• Supports and actively participates in the school's professional learning community to deepen the understanding of curriculum, content, assessment, and the developmental needs of students. <br />• Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college<br />• Holds or eligible for a Virginia teaching license, with an endorsement in EL or ESL or ESOL<br />• Demonstrated knowledge of current research in second language acquisition<br />• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers, administrators, and parents<br />• Demonstrated skill in oral and written communications; excellent human relations skills<br />• Native or near-native fluency in Spanish<br /><br />Physical Requirements:<br />While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking. expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.<br />Itinerant travel is required, and the employee is required to change locations and adapt to multiple environments across schools and offices. Ability to drive and navigate to multiple locations occasionally within a single day is required.


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