ATS Specialist (Assistive Technology) Needed in Washington DC

  • Washington, DC
  • Schools - Special Education Teacher
  • 9 days ago

We are seeking a qualified and experienced AT Specialist (Assistive Technology Specialist) to join our team for the 2024-2025 school year. Located in Washington DC, the school district is committed to providing comprehensive educational services and support to our students. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of students with disabilities and help them access the educational tools they need to succeed.

Position: ATS (Assistive Technology Specialist)
Location: Washington DC

Responsibilities:
- Evaluate students' individual needs for assistive technology (AT) tools and services through assessments and collaboration with educational teams, including teachers, special educators, and related service providers.
- Develop and implement individualized AT plans for students with disabilities, in line with their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and educational goals.
- Recommend and facilitate the acquisition, installation, and implementation of appropriate AT devices and software.
- Provide training and ongoing support to students, teachers, and families on the use of assistive technology tools and accommodations.
- Collaborate with school staff to integrate assistive technology into the curriculum, ensuring students have equal access to educational materials and activities.
- Conduct staff training and professional development sessions on assistive technology and its effective implementation in the classroom.
- Stay informed about emerging assistive technology trends and advancements, and evaluate their potential applications in the educational setting.
- Maintain records and documentation related to the provision of assistive technology services, including assessment results, progress reports, and training materials.
- Collaborate with external agencies and vendors to ensure the availability and functionality of assistive technology resources.
- Provide ongoing support to students and staff, troubleshooting technical issues and facilitating repairs or replacements as needed.

Qualifications:
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Special Education, Assistive Technology, or a related field.
- Prior experience working as an AT Specialist or in a similar role, preferably in an educational setting.
- Knowledge of a wide range of assistive technology tools, software, and devices for students with disabilities.
- Familiarity with the assessment process for determining appropriate assistive technology interventions.
- Understanding of relevant laws and regulations governing the use of assistive technology in education, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with students, families, teachers, and administrators.
- Ability to provide training and support to individuals with varying levels of technological proficiency.
- Organizational skills to manage multiple projects, deadlines, and paperwork.
- Passion for empowering students with disabilities through the use of assistive technology.

Please email your resume to Nicholas Allen by 02/01/2024. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Nicholas Allen - Recruitment Advisor
(770) 510-7034

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