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Education Specialist I, Assistive Technology


Education Specialist I, Assistive Technology

Education Specialist I, Assistive Technology

Region 4 Education Service Center
Houston, TX 77092

Qualifications

Master's (Required)
district/campus-level leadership in Special Education: 3 years (Required)
working with ren with disabilities in public schools: 5 years (Required)
US work authorization (Required)

Job details

Job Type

Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Education Specialist I, Assistive Technology

Classification: Admin/Prof

Exemption Status/Test: Exempt/Professional

Job Grade: 4

Department: Special Education Solutions

Reports To: Director

Job Goal:

Provide professional development and services, develop products, and participate in special project activities in the area of assistive technology and accessing the general education curriculum for students with disabilities that support the ESC’s core purpose and strategic goals.

Qualifications:

Education

Bachelor’s degree

Master’s degree

Certification/Licensure

Texas State Board Educator Certificate or professional license/certificate in related field

Experience

  • Three years district and/or campus level leadership experience in special education programming
  • Five years’ experience working with ren with disabilities in public schools
  • Experience with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Experience creating and supporting accessible instructional/educational materials
  • Experience coaching school staff to support Assistive Technology in the classroom
  • Experience developing and presenting professional development for adult learners in a variety of formats (face-to-face, online, blended learning, coaching and mentoring models, etc.)
  • Experience leading and participating in collaborative teams

Special Knowledge and Skills

  • Broad-based knowledge in rules and regulations related to special education and assistive technology
  • Broad based knowledge in assistive technology including current tools that meet the needs of students with unique learning profiles due to a wide variety of disabilities.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive professional development portfolio covering a variety of Assistive Technology tools, evaluation processes, and implementation strategies
  • Classroom experience in special and general education settings

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in assisting customer districts in planning, developing and implementing services to meet the academic and technology needs of students with disabilities.
  • Provide leadership to customer districts in designing effective instruction in accessing content through appropriate adaptations/technologies, frameworks such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and educational material accessibility.
  • Provide leadership to districts related to compliance with state and federal laws and State Board of Education rules and regulations.
  • Develop, present, and facilitate effective professional development.
  • Develop products to support assistive technology, instruction and programming.
  • Assist in planning and developing special project activities, e.g., grant proposals, interdepartmental services, demonstration sites, research studies and other customer-based projects.
  • Support district/charter and campus staff through coaching on the selection and implementation of assistive technology supports ranging from embedded accessibility features to unique strategies and tools.
  • Engage in professional development to maintain knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
  • Participate in state level functions related to area(s) of responsibility.
  • Analyze data to evaluate the program effectiveness within the ESC and for customer districts.
  • Provide technical assistance and services as specified by any applicable federal grant that funds this position.

Supervision/Personnel Management

None

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors/ Mental Demands:

Frequent use of standard office equipment; prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting; repetitive hand motions (keyboarding and use of mouse); occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 20 pounds); may work prolonged and irregular hours; occasional statewide travel; work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure.

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $72,587.00 - $86,931.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Houston, TX 77092: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education:

  • Master's (Required)

Experience:

  • district/campus-level leadership in Special Education: 3 years (Required)
  • working with ren with disabilities in public schools: 5 years (Required)
  • Universal Design for Learning: 1 year (Required)
  • creation of accessible instructional/educational materials: 1 year (Required)
  • coaching staff to support Assistive Technology: 1 year (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Educator Certificate or professional license/certificate (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

Work Location: One location


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