Assistive Technology Resource Teacher - K57

  • REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Special ProgramsDEPARTMENT: Special Programs
    JOB DESCRIPTOR: K57SCHEDULE: R D
    DATE:NON-EXEMPT X

    NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB: 
    The role of the Assistive Technology Resource Teacher is to teach and support professionals and paraeducators in the specialized computer programs and equipment for students with special needs. The Assistive Technology Resource Teacher is to consult and work with regular education staff, special education staff, and students.

    JOB FUNCTIONS: 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    Design and develop activities, adaptations and modifications (i.e., electronic activities, worksheets, and templates) using technology for students with special needs.
    Collaborate with teaching staff in developing a variety of assistive technology strategies to meet the educational needs of children with IEP's within the classroom(s).
    Strive to maintain and improve professional competence by learning new technology. Keep pace with ever changing areas of assistive technology and curriculum as related to specific areas of caseloads.
    Troubleshoot software and hardware problems in the special education department district wide.
    Assist students with special needs with vocational preparation and career training when assistive technology is needed.
    Assist with the development of training staff to carry out assistive technology.
    Maintain the district electronic worksheet library.
    Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent for Special Programs.
    Promote positive public relations with the community and within the school district by using positive verbal and non-verbal communication and interaction skills at all times.

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND MENTAL ABILITY:

    Possess a general knowledge of disabilities and the impact on function in school performance.
    Possess technological and computer skills.
    Possess a broad general knowledge of all curriculum areas.
    Possess problem solving, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and analytical abilities.
    EDUCATION, LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, OR FORMAL TRAINING:

    Possess all certificates required for the State of Wyoming.
    Possess at a minimum a Bachelor's Degree.
    Continue to pursue on-going technological training.
    Possess a valid Wyoming driver's license.
    EQUIPMENT USED:

         Copier                        Scanners
         Laminator                     Digital Cameras
         Calculator                    Software programs
         Telephone                     Computer Projection Device
         VCR                           Assistive Technology Equipment
         Macintosh and PC Computers    Computer peripherals
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    Be able to stand, walk, and sit for long periods without fatigue or discomfort.
    Possess sufficient strength to lift boxes or equipment that may weigh as much as 25 pounds and be able to move them as far as 50 feet.
    Be able to work at a computer monitor at least part of each day without fatigue or discomfort.
    ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

    Occasional exposure to weather extremes
    Air conditioned buildings.
    Some employees may be occupationally exposed to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials based on task and procedures required.
    Provide consultations in a variety of school buildings and settings.