ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR

POSITION TITLE: Assistive Technology Instructor
REPORTS TO: Senior Assistive Technology Instructor
DEPARTMENT: New View
STATUS: Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Exempt
UPDATED: 10/30/19

*Send cover letter and resume to Greg Aikens gaikens@cviga.org. No phone calls, please.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Teaching, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, or related field or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in education or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge of computer and assistive technology for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Strong knowledge in Fusion, ZoomText, and Office Suite.
  • Two years of experience providing instruction to persons who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • iOS accessibility, OS(Mac)
  • Knowledge of Refreshable braille display
  • Android and Mac accessibility
  • Knowledge of Google drive documents

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Senior Assistive Technology Instructor provides group and individual instruction in the areas of Office Suite, computer basics, adaptive software, mobile devices, and other work-related programs. Assist with development of teaching materials/lessons plans.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Accountability: Strong attention to details, meeting deadlines, and exceeding expectations
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Initiative: Motivated self-starter seeking challenges and growth opportunities
  • Adaptability: Openness, flexibility, and the ability to respond productively to procedural changes within the organization
  • Collaboration: Ability to work well with others and encourage teamwork

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess skills of assigned clients and the need for instruction in computer and adaptive technology use and develops individualized plan of instruction.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Assistive Technology Instructor, develop lesson plans and teaching materials to maintain updated and current curriculum.
  • Lead individualized and small group instruction utilizing keyboarding programs such as (TypeAbility) as well as use of computers with adaptive software and hardware.
  • Emphasize visual and non-visual modes for accessing information to maximize overall client learning.
  • Makes careful observations and evaluations concerning clients progress and maintains appropriate records. Prepares monthly progress reports on assigned clients by due date.
  • Maintains accurate records of inventory in the technology classroom.
  • Cooperates and consults with other staff members and appropriate community resources on behalf of the client. Is an integral member of the rehabilitation team, coordinating assistive technology with other client services.
  • Participate in public education functions of the agency as needed.
  • Makes recommendations to the Senior Assistive Technology instructor and New View Director concerning computer curriculum development, purchase of additional equipment and software and other issues related to the delivery of state-of-the-art computer instruction.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
Sitting and or standing for periods of time