This position provides direct services to students, teachers and parents regarding the acquisition, implementation, training for technology assigned to an individual or classroom basis. The position also serves as the direct point of contact for regional separate public day programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides direct service to students within their classrooms.
- Collaborates with instructional staff for instructional planning, co-teaches and models strategies with regard to effectively integrating technology into teaching and learning.
- Collaborates with instructional specialists on curriculum development with regard to technology integration.
- Identifies technology integration competencies among instructional staff, in collaboration with school administrators, and delivers appropriate coaching, training and resources to support the professional growth of individuals.
- Provide training to direct service providers and parents of referred students.
- Attends IEP/504 meetings.
- Make home visits to set up technology in the home if documented by the IEP/504 plan.
- Maintain documentation of services provided.
- Maintain inventory of equipment signed out to staff and students.
- Creates activities using Assistive Technology to support SOL’s, ASOL’s and IEP objectives.
- Researches new technology integration techniques and resources for dissemination to instructional staff.
- Coordinate the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP).
- Serves as WJCC liaison for regional separate public day programs.
- Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Completion of Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), Virginia teaching or a pupil personnel service license and satisfied technology requirements.
- Minimum 3-5 years of classroom teaching experience or working with special education students, and includes using assistive technologies in the classroom.
- Demonstrated knowledge of accommodations and modifications for students with special needs to gain access to the general curriculum as well as knowledge of federal and state regulations governing special education.
- Possess the ability to coach and train teachers in the integration of assistive technologies into the classroom.
- Demonstrate effective instructional delivery techniques and excellent communication skills. \
- Possess an in-depth knowledge of computer instructional applications and curriculum development.
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing and establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents and the public.
This position does not have supervisory responsibility.
Performs duties under the supervision of the Director for Special Education.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Must exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so others may understand clearly in normal classrooms and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds. Duties are normally performed in a classroom or office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.