This PATINS Specialist will be responsible for specializing in access to the curriculum for Indiana public K-12 schools as related primarily to: Deaf & Hard of Hearing & Primary Age Transition. Additionally, a baseline of knowledge in the following areas is expected: general awareness of a variety of assistive technology, understanding of related federal and state rules and regulations, Mac, PC & Google fundamentals.
- Amongst other duties, this primarily includes: Providing technical assistance, training, professional development, classroom observations/training, disseminate information and connect regional administrators, service providers and parents with needed assistive technology resources;
- An open mind and willingness to learn, adapt, and grow on a daily basis. • Bachelor’s Degree and experience in related education field, Master’s not required but beneficial.
- A fundamental knowledge of/experience with PATINS-ICAM is preferred. • Basic experience and knowledge in the areas of accessible educational materials (AEM), assistive technology (AT), Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
- Basic awareness of federal and state rules and regulations governing the provision of services to students with disabilities.
- The ability & strong desire to effectively, creatively, and positively support the mission of increasing access to and achievement in the general curriculum for ALL students in Indiana public K-12 learning environments.
- Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication and customer service skills to handle complex and sensitive interactions between PATINS staff and stakeholders statewide.
- Good conflict resolution and effective decision-making skills.
- Excellent organizational skills to display the ability to provide timely, accurate information and meet all reporting requirements.
- Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines for a number of simultaneous job demands.
- Effective, enthusiastic, creative, and positive public presentation, training and speaking skills.
- Computer and technology skills including basic Microsoft Windows, Office, Mac OS, iOS, Google, cloud storage and documents, and excellent digital organization skills and a desire to routinely learn new technology.
- Ability to effectively and efficiently work both very independently and in team situations and collaborations.
- Ability to travel in-state and, less frequently, out-of-state.
- Teaching or practitioner’s license in related field not required, but beneficial and preferred.