Under the direction of an assigned supervisor or supervising team (involving an occupational therapist, teacher and/or speech therapist), the Assistive Technology Specialist provides direct and indirect services to students who have been identified by the supervising specialists as needing to use personal computers, specialized software, augmentative communication, or other assistive devices to access their curriculum and progress towards becoming independent. Direct services performed by the Assistive Technology Specialist for students include familiarizing and training students and their classroom staff in how to use assistive technology devices and ongoing support in continued use of assistive devices. Indirect services to be performed by the Assistive Technology Specialist include collaboration in decision making with the supervising therapist(s) and/or teacher(s) of the Assistive Technology Team.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associates degree plus one year of experience working with students in general or special education and one year of experience with technology such as computers, software, alternative communication devices, assistive devices and/or durable medical equipment.
Licenses and Certificates: Valid California Driver’s License. Certification from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America and Assistive Technology Provider (RESNA/ATP) or a District-approved certificate in assistive technology applications.
About William S. Hart Union High School District
The William S. Hart Union High School District is located in the Santa Clarita Valley in the northern part of Los Angeles County (map from Google). Approximately 23,000 students are enrolled in the district's six comprehensive high schools, a continuation school, middle college high school, independent study school, six junior high schools, an adult school and a Regional Occupational Program. Two of the district's schools, Golden Valley High School and Arroyo Seco Junior High, were named California Distinguished Schools in 2007, and Rancho Pico Junior High received that honor in 2009. Arroyo Seco also has received the designation of National Blue ribbon School of Excellence. Bowman High School has been named a California Model Continuation School. The district also has won the coveted Golden Bell Award for its diversity awareness and anti-bullying programs, for its summer Intensive Literacy Program, and for the exemplary physical education program at Sierra Vista Junior High. The Sierra Vista "new P.E." program also has earned awards from the Governor's Council for Physical Fitness and has been designated at national Physical Activity and Fitness Demonstration Center. Hart High Sch...ool has been named one of America's top 1500 high schools by "Newsweek" magazine and Academy of the Canyons middle college high school was named among the top 10 percent of high schools in America in the America's Best High Schools project conducted by "U.S. News & World Report."