WORK YEAR: Full time: 7 hours per day/Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm/12 months/183 days annually (Prorated upon hire)
START DATE: July 1, 2023
SALARY: Salary Schedule 4, $53,388.42 – $115,377.84 annually as of July 1, 2023. Annual stipend pay: Master’s $1,200 or Doctorate $2,000 (Prorated upon hire)
Placement on salary schedule is dependent upon how many years of full-time certificated experience you have, as well as your level of education above and beyond your Bachelor’s Degree
Newly hired personnel will be credited on a year-for-year basis with a maximum of eleven (11) years verified certificated experience for previous public or private service if such service has been rendered under contract in an accredited system. For experience exceeding eleven (11) and up to nineteen (19) years, personnel will be credited with one (1) year additional step placement for every two years of experience not to exceed sixteen (16) steps at initial placement
BENEFITS: Generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee and dependents. Sick leave accrued. Employer paid life insurance provided. This position qualifies for CalSTRS retirement. The employee contribution rate for CalSTRS is either 10.25% or 10.205% of monthly earnings depending on the membership date.
AREA OF ASSIGNMENT: SELPA Chico, CA
TO APPLY: Visit: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1776636
DEADLINE: This position is open until filled; to receive full consideration, please apply by Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Under the direction of the SELPA Coordinator, the Assistive Technology Consultant is responsible for conducting assessments, completing research and development of assistive technology related instructional programs and equipment recommendations for students with disabilities.
To meet the learning needs of students, Assistive Technology Consultants will be part of a systematic collaborative process to analyze student data, thus impacting professional practices that result in improved student learning through assistive technology. AT Consultants will be expected to grow as educational professionals to attain greater confidence in performing assessments as they relate to the various educational setting.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: [May include, but are not limited to the following]
1. Stays current regarding special education issues (including assistive technology), trends, best practice and research.
2. Evaluating the functional and academic Assistive technology needs for students referred for AT via formal and informal processes.
3. Creating written reports with recommendations, technology integration plans, and evaluation protocols when needed.
4. Attending IEP’s and discussing with team solutions, technology integration, rational for use, etc.
5. Obtaining device trials, purchasing needed equipment software or tools.
6. Providing consultation services to students and teams.
7. Provide training for teachers, parents and related personnel on tools, devices and equipment.
8. Conduct workshops for teachers, paraprofessionals, and other in use of AT.
9. Work closely with Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapists.
10. Order, install upgrade and maintain needed software, peripherals.
11. Troubleshoot technical difficulties and provide assistance along with basic maintenance for AT equipment.
12. Creating and maintaining a resources library of books, materials, devices, etc. for loan, use, demonstration, and in-services.
KNOWLEDGE OF/ABILITY TO:
1. Knowledge of special education laws and regulations.
2. Knowledge of general education curriculum.
3. Knowledge of disabilities and effective curriculum practices, birth to age 22
4. Knowledge of laws/regulations regarding individual’s rights to access AAC and other forms of Assistive Technology
5. Knowledge of the hierarchy of evidence that can be used to make informed decisions about the capabilities and needs of individuals who use AAC/AT
6. Knowledge of best practice regarding the assessment, planning and implementation of assistive technology for children with disabilities
7. Knowledge of a broad range of resources (e.g. funding, product, media) available to support the provision of an AT Program.
8. Skills to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
9. Skills to work well with people and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
10. Skills to prepare and give training and presentations to various audiences.
11. Skills with computers, including a broad range of assistive technology resources
12. Ability to deal with challenges inherent in working with multiple LEAS and agencies.
13. Ability to function as a positive, contributing member of an educational team.
REQUIRED LICENSE / CERTIFICATION:
1. Must possess a valid California Special Education Credential (e.g. Orthopedically Impaired or a Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential: Speech and Language) and a Certificate in Assistive Technology.
2. Possess or be eligible for English Learner authorization.
3. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and liability insurance.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
1. Five years of successful special education experience at multiple grade levels with students of varying disabilities.
1. Ability to bend and twist, stoop, kneel, run and crawl
2. Ability to lift 45 pounds
3. Ability to carry 25 pounds
4. Sufficient physical and emotional stamina to push or pull student in wheelchairs or wagons
5. Ability to stand for extended periods of time
6. Sufficient mobility to travel from site to site and move about an office/classroom
7. Ability to stand and move around a classroom
8. Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations
9. Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter and observing students
10. Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels
11. Ability to communicate orally and in writing so others will be able to clearly understand
12. Ability to operate office equipment
13. Ability to reach in all directions
14. Mental acuity to perform the duties of this position in an accurate, neat, and timely fashion; to make good judgments and decision; and to evaluate the result of decision and judgments
15. Ability to safely operate an automobile
NOTE: This list of essential functions and physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
1. To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.
2. FINGERPRINTING FOR CONDUCTING A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED and completed upon offer of employment.
TO APPLY: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1776636
Online applications only; no paper copies will be accepted. All online applications must be accompanied by the following attachments;
Incomplete applications will not be accepted
• Cover Letter
• Three Letters of Recommendation, current letters preferred
• Copy of Transcripts
• Copy of Assistive Technology Consultant Certificate
• Copy of credential from the CTC website:
Upon offer of employment proof of a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance will be required.