Assistive Technology Instructor

Basic Information

Date posted: 08/18/2022

Location: Phoenix and surrounding area, Arizona

Posted by: Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Salary: DOE

Contact Information

Address

3100 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone

602-273-7411

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Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, special education, or related human service field from an accredited college or university. Additional skills and knowledge of instructional levels in computers and/or assistive technology.

Job Description

Summary of Responsibilities:

The planning, assessment, development and implementation of assistive technology skills necessary to enable individuals who are blind and visually impaired in their vocational, educational and independent living skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Performs assessment and provides education and acquisition of skills that will meet the specific needs of each client.
    • Plans and develops individualized instructional objectives based upon needs, goals, and capability of each client.
    • Develops instructional plan that includes sequential learning, development of skills and instructional sessions that will meet the goals of the client.
    • Provides instructional settings in the facility and in the home, work or educational setting that is most relevant to the needs of the client.
    • Responsible and having accountability for loan use of equipment by clients in their vocational rehabilitation program.
  2. Submits necessary written evaluations, lesson plans, and instructional observations related to progress in the achievement of their individualized rehabilitation plan.
    • Documents all necessary reports and client data in a timely manner in order to meet compliance and reporting requirements.
    • Maintain written progress reports including observations and comments on both the acquisition of skills and difficulties encountered and in the remediation of specific problems encountered.
    • Provides communication with individuals’ vocational rehabilitation counselor or other third-party referral source in order to facilitate the continued progress of the individual.
  3. Provides information and expertise on assistive technology services to various professional and community resources.
    • Participates in agency/client staffings and presentations to professional groups.
    • Engages in conferences, workshops, seminars and community educational presentations.
    • Provides consultation and education to consumers, spouses, and family members regarding advocacy and reinforcements that can be developed to assist the individual.