Assistive Technology Specialist
Special Education | LEEP
190-Day Calendar, 8 hours/day, 5 days/week
Clackamas ESD strives to infuse equity in all our programs and bodies of work by maintaining an inclusive, barrier-free environment in which everyone participates and fully benefits.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:
The LEEP TOSA - Assistive Technology Specialist, works to develop and maintain a process for the evaluation, provision, and implementation of Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services. The TOSA will work in a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive support to students, families, caregivers, and classroom teams on the use of AT to provide access to a full life across all environments. The TOSA will design and implement professional development to families and caregivers, program staff, district partners, and community partners to increase knowledge and skills related to assistive technology statute, evaluation, device acquisition, and implementation that create independence and access across all environments.
LIFE ENRICHMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM:
The Life Enrichment Education Program (LEEP) provides specially designed instruction and related services for eligible Clackamas County students, ages 5-21 years. Students attend self-contained classrooms in schools located throughout the county. The curriculum focuses on personal management, communication, practical living skills, vocational skills, leisure and recreation activities, and social skills. Based on the individual needs of each student, the ESD offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive PE, and nursing support. LEEP also provides an extended school year program in the summer for students who would regress because of a lengthy educational recess.
• Provide comprehensive Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) evaluation, device recommendation(s), implementation of a comprehensive communication system, and training to students, family and caregivers, and classroom teams.
• Use the Student Environment Tasks and Tools (SETT) or like process to coordinate the delivery of AT/AAC services across all environments for students, families and caregivers, and district partners.
• Participate in IEP team meetings and guide the IEP team to develop goals that incorporate AT.
• Prepare and conduct professional develpment that uses the principles of adult learning related to AT devices and services; appropriate teaching strategies; and/or other accommodations and modifications.
• Identify, design, construct, and/or provide purchasing information about appropriate assistive technology devices.
• For a complete list of this position's essential functions, please see the attached job description.
1) Current Oregon Teaching License with appropriate special education endorsement or Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Licensed Occupational Therapist or Licensed Physical Therapist.
2) Additional endorsement in Assistive Technology is preferred.
3) Demonstrated ability to design and provide staff development to educators utilizing effective instructional strategies for adult learners
4) Demonstrated ability to utilize collaborative consultation skills that identify and focus on meeting the needs of the student
5) Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups in meetings and workshop settings
6) For a complete list of minimum qualifications, please see the attached job description.
DISTRICT DESCRIPTION: Clackamas Education Service District is one of Oregon's 19 ESDs charged with providing programs for children with special needs, technology support, school improvement, and administrative services to local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. Clackamas ESD serves ten school districts in Clackamas County, including Canby, Colton, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Molalla River, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Oregon Trail, and West Linn-Wilsonville.
TO APPLY: Submit your application directly at https://www.applitrack.com/clackesd/onlineapp/
Application Deadline: Priority consideration for applications received by August 12, 2021
Commences: August 23, 2021.
Starting Salary: Salary based on education and experience. See 2020-21 Licensed Salary Schedule. (2021-22 schedule to be determined)
Benefits: Clackamas ESD offers a generous benefit package providing health, dental with orthodontia, and vision insurance including HRA options. Retirement through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and professional development allocation. Reimbursement for relocation expenses may be available.
Clackamas Education Service District is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce along with the students and families that we serve.
Clackamas ESD policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.