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Duties

BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of Academic Services leadership and in collaboration with the agency Information Systems (IS) Manager, maintains smooth and efficient operation of the instructional computers and systems at school sites; provides troubleshooting technical support for the set-up operation and maintenance of computer hardware and software used at the schools to support students, parents, and staff; and, installs, trains, and assists staff in the use of various instructional technologies and software. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. G-Suite Administration
  2. Serves as Google Account Administrator to manage end-user accounts, groups, and site security (resets passwords; creates, deletes, and manages memberships of groups; create and delete user accounts, etc).
  3. Writes policies and procedures regarding the security and use of Google Education.
  4. Plans, organizes, and manages administrative activities related to G Suite products and other information technology duties.
  5. Provides coordination in the consistent and effective application of policies, procedures, and practices during the implementation of G Suite Products.
  6. Assists in the day to day IT administration with focus on Google Education.

 

  1. Technology Assistance
    1. Installs and maintains other instructional technologies such as interactive whiteboards, testing software, classroom software, etc.)
    2. Troubleshoots for software and hardware issues in the schools; assists users with procedural questions, software configuration issues in-person or by utilizing remote access.
    3. Leads, with school administration, the integration of computer technology into the school program.
    4. Completes technology projects as assigned by school administration or IS Manager
    5. Performs moves, adds, and changes of technology equipment under the direction of the IS Manager
    6. Organizes and maintains school SharePoint sites.
    7. Performs administrative maintenance of SDS including writing queries as assigned by school administration.
    8. Manages the purchases of student education applications through the Apple Purchase Program.

 

  1. Documentation Functions
  2. Devises, updates and maintains the school technology policy and procedure manual.
  3. Devises, updates, and maintains school technology training documents.
  4. Performs data entry and completes reports.
  5. Assists in developing and running system reports at required intervals.
  6. Leads testing efforts and ensures issues are identified, tracked, reported and resolved in a timely manner.
  7. Technology Training and Support:
  8. Develops a software technology training plan to ensure competencies are met by educators.
  9. Assists in the integration of technology into the instructional program within all classrooms.
  10. Provides feedback on educator technology competencies to school administration.
  11. Serves as a source of information on research, software application, and effective practices related to technology use and computer assisted instruction in the Hammitt School Program.
  12. Involves technology end users in identifying technology usage needs within Academic Services instruction programs.
  13. Writes annual technology usage and implementation plan for the instruction programs within guidelines set by the Academic Director.
  14. Assists other IS staff during disaster recovery activities as needed.

 

  1. Educational Instruction: Plans, coordinates, evaluates, and implements a comprehensive technology curriculum which meets the individualized behavioral, academic, and vocational needs of each student and which is directly related to each child’s Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Provides classroom instruction to allow for greater individualization to meet diverse academic needs. Assesses student performance levels and recommends appropriate goals and objectives in the IEP staffing process.
  2. Behavioral Treatment: Implements the clinical treatment program according to established guidelines, including application of individualized behavior programming and crisis intervention with students.
  3. Lesson Planning and Progress Reporting: Develops and implements lesson plans that reflect best practice in teaching the application of technology with special needs students. Maintains documentation of student outcome measures in acquiring computer technology competencies.
  4. Interdisciplinary Team Structure:
  5. Works with the classroom teacher therapist in a team teaching capacity, providing classroom technology leadership and working in cooperation with him/her to implement behavior intervention strategies with students.
  6. Cooperates with the administrative/supervisory and support staff in planning for and implementing computer programming and/or technology services for the students and/or staff.
  7. Serves as a resource to teaching staff in researching appropriate software applications for use with students as an instructional tool.
  8. Attends and contributes to staff meetings as assigned and participates in the long range planning for the technology needs of the school program.
  9. Professional Development: Keeps abreast of current trends and developments in the area of special education and technology instruction. Supervises and evaluates university students assigned to the computer lab for junior practicum, field based, or student teaching experiences.
  10. Quality Improvement: Contributes to quality improvement through active participation in Quality Improvement activities and in the School Improvement Planning process.

 

SECONDARY DUTIES: Assists with classroom coverage, as needed.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in computer technology, or equivalent experience in Information Technology.
  2. 3 years’ experience in network and technology support.
  3. Must demonstrate proficiency in Google Suite for Education. G Suite Administrator Certification preferred.
  4. Substitute Teacher licensure with the Illinois State Board of Education Substitute required (or ability to obtain upon hire).
  5. Proficiency with basic PC operations, software applications and Smart Board technology within an instructional setting required.
  6. Willingness and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team structure.
  7. Knowledge of and skill in utilizing behavioral approaches with children.
  8. Must be able to implement non-violent physical crisis intervention techniques according to The Baby Fold’s physical management and crisis intervention procedures.
  9. Must pass drug screen and necessary background checks.
  10. Demonstrated competence in serving a culturally diverse population. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse workforce.
  11. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Effectively communicate technical information to non-tech oriented colleagues.
  12. Mission-oriented and willing to apply The Baby Fold’s standards and beliefs in the performance of job duties.

How to Apply

Apply online at www.TheBabyFold.org

Job Posting Date

8/13/2019

Start Date

N/A