Full-time position for the 2018-2019 school year. Start date: August 10, 2018
Essential Job Functions: Collaborate with colleagues and parents to share information and expertise to plan and implement effective student programs for the purpose of developing and implementing assistive technology services.
Foster the development of augmentative, language-rich environments through the use of low to high technology systems for the purpose of fostering communication across settings.
Interpret, integrate, and synthesize evaluative information to make recommendations for Assistive Technology (AT) interventions and services for the purpose of providing access for students.
Maintain accurate records (Students performance data, clerical responsibilities, Medicare billing, etc.) for the purpose of documenting accurate student information, reports, and Medicare reimbursement.
Participate, as needed, as a member of a multidisciplinary team for the purpose of developing and evaluating and making recommendations based on individual student needs.
Participate, as needed, in Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for students who qualify for AT supports for the purpose of developing an appropriate IEP.
Proficiently use technology to communicate, compile reports, and collect data for the purpose of providing accurate records and communicating with team members, parents, administration, and district staff.
Provide diagnostic services for students referred through a systematic referral process for the purpose of assessing assistive technology needs.
Select, adapt, and conduct appropriate evaluations to assess communication across all domains for the purpose of making recommendations.
Utilize and make recommendations for technology and assistive technologies for the purpose of identifying appropriate assistive technologies.
Adapts specialized assistive devices to individual student needs (e.g. adjusting equipment, keyboards, communication devices, configuring software, etc.) for the purpose of enhancing the learning opportunities of special education students.
Attends professional development activities as determined by the ELC for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information related to performing functions of their job.
Maintains documents, files and records (e.g. site license information, usage logs, inventory, etc.) for the purpose of providing up-to-date reference and audit trail.
Maintains inventories of supplies and materials (e.g. assistive devices, adaptive software, cameras, VCR, keyboards, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring items’ availability to meet students needs.
Provides technical assistance and training to school staff and students for the purpose of ensuring their ability to use new and/or existing devices and collaborating with appropriate instructional Technology and Assistive Technology staff.
Repairs assistive devices, peripherals, and re-installs software for the purpose of maintaining computers and related equipment in a safe and functional operating condition.
Researches assistive devices, computer hardware and software applications, vendors, consultants, etc. for the purpose of being knowledgeable on trends and recommending acquisitions.
Serves as a resource to students and staff for the purpose of providing the latest technology options, ensuring tasks are completed and/or providing task analyses processes.
Transports a variety of items (e.g. devices, equipment, building supplies, etc.) for the purpose of providing materials in classroom or transporting equipment for repair and/or modification.
Current professional educator license with a Speech-Language Pathology endorsement.
Ability to travel within the member districts and move about ELC and district buildings as necessary.
Experience with special education students preferred.
Internal Number: 185
About Exceptional Learners Collaborative
The Exceptional Learners Collaborative (ELC) is a special education cooperative servicing students from Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, Lincolnshire, Illinois; Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103, Lincolnshire, Illinois; Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96, Buffalo Grove, Illinois and Fox Lake Grade School District 114, Spring Grove, Illinois 60081.