JobID 8196 : Assistive Technology Education Specialist – Full Time (#2031372)
Assistive Technology Education Specialist – Full Time
Under the direct supervision of a Senior Education Specialist and the Managing Director of Professional Learning, the Certified Education Specialist, who is a Speech-Language Pathologist, is a proactive member of the CREC Resource Group (CRG) service delivery team. The Education Specialist will provide assessment and intervention services to students requiring assistive technology (AT), including augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and will provide technical assistance and training support to educational staff throughout the Greater Hartford region and beyond.
Essential Job Functions
- Conduct AAC and AT assessments for students with disabilities and prepare written reports.
- Collaborate with school-based teams to provide technical assistance and training regarding AT/AAC intervention and implementation within the schools.
- Develop and deliver professional learning experiences about AT/AAC within school districts as well as CREC central.
- Work with district administrators and other stakeholders to identify needs and create professional development plans to assist with building capacity for the delivery of AT services in districts.
- Assist district stakeholders with delivering coaching, training and technical assistance when necessary to build capacity for AT/AAC within districts either on-site or virtually.
- Collaborate with CRG colleagues to create various AT/AAC services and products that will benefit the building of capacity regarding AT/AAC in school districts and beyond.
- Manage multiple initiatives at the same time.
- Support special education teams with differentiation, inclusion, and best practices for students with disabilities.
Other duties as assigned.
Use of standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers. Advanced knowledge of AT/AAC tools and supports ranging from low to high technology.
Extensive travel throughout Connecticut is a requirement of this position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams
- Familiarity with the principles and strategies of instructional coaching
- Extensive experience in developing and delivering professional learning
- Experience coaching, leading and supporting teams of relevant stakeholders
- Ability to provide a continuum of professional development activities through different methods and modes, e.g., in-class or virtual coaching, reflecting on practice with teachers in class or virtually, on-line book studies, make and take workshops, large forum presentations, etc.
- Demonstrated depth of knowledge in:
- Evidence-based practice in AT/AAC
- Providing evidence-based AT/AAC assessments
- AAC/AT tools ranging from low to high technology
- AAC/AT strategies and implementation planning
- Quality Indicators in Assistive Technology
- Building capacity within school districts for AT/AAC
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
No exceptional physical, mental demands, or work hazards are associated with this position.
- Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or equivalent
- Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association
- State of CT Speech and Language Pathologist Licensure
- State of CT Department of Education Special Service Endorsement – Speech and Language Pathologist (061)
- Five years of experience providing AT/AAC services preferred
- Highly flexible and adaptive work style, with the ability to work irregular hours and prioritize among competing demands.