Assistive Technology Instructor
Date posted: 04/28/2023
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posted by: Lighthouse Central Florida
215 E New Hampshire St.
Orlando, FL 32804
215 E New Hampshire St.
Orlando, FL 32804
Bachelor’s Degree or higher (preferred)
Licenses and Certifications:
Current certification or actively pursuing one of the following:
- CATIS (preferred)
- DBS Assistive Technology Endorsement Certificate (obtained within two years)
Minimum of one (1) year experience teaching Assistive Technology or using Assistive Technology in an environment working with persons who are blind or visually impaired
Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:
- Ability to effectively convey AT skills to a wide variety of clients, adapting teaching methods as needed to accommodate a variety of learning styles
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications
- Ability to move about independently
- Ability to move and lift items up to 25 lbs.
- Prolonged standing upon occasion
- Prolonged sitting at a workstation
- Pass Level II background checks
- Possess reliable transportation
- Eligible to work in the United States
For employees living with visual impairments, you must provide documentation from a physician of legal blindness. Legal blindness is defined as: “Central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses OR whose visual acuity, if better than 20/200, is accompanied by a limit to the field of vision in the better eye to such a degree that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.” These conditions are based on the federal Javits-Wagner-O’Day work program for legally blind individuals.
The employment policy of Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works is to provide equal opportunity to all persons. Our company, therefore, has committed to equal employment opportunity through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works will recruit, hire, train, and promote qualified individuals in all job titles and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, and veteran status, or disability.
All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and primary duties have been included. Requirements, skills, and abilities have been determined to be the minimal standards required to perform the positions successfully. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and conditions may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
The Americans with Disabilities Act may modify requirements to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made that may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or impose undue hardships on the organization.
Lighthouse Central Florida is a mission-driven, values-based organization providing an optimal blend of rehabilitation training services and real-world applications to help individuals of all ages, who live with any degree of vision loss to adjust to their reality with grace and confidence so they can remain active, productive members of our community.
We seek an Assistive Technology (AT) Instructor to identify and effectively provide appropriate AT tools and necessary training to make tasks accessible for Blind and Low Vision individuals. The Assistive Technology Instructor creates opportunities by testing and configuring adaptive software for compatibility and working with clients to develop skills, accessible processes, and work environments.
- Provide center-based, community-based, and virtual itinerant instructional services appropriate to the assessed needs and goals of assigned clients
- Develop Individualized Training Plans for assigned clients
- Review assessment recommendations with assigned clients
Planning and Service Development
- Evaluate new and emerging technologies to determine accessibility and compatibility with current hardware and software platforms providing technical training
- Participate in the development, implementation, and review of curriculum to meet training demands as appropriate
Case Management and Reporting:
- Efficiently navigate the agency’s database software to maintain complete, accurate, and timely documentation and reports as assigned, to meet agency and contractual requirements
- Communicate with the Division of Blind Services (DBS) counselor(s), Lighthouse Case Managers, and other staff to expedite each client’s movement through service delivery
- Support and assist in collaborative activities with community partners as assigned
- Participate in community education and public awareness activities to develop relationships with other agencies, municipalities, civic organizations, and schools to ensure that vision rehabilitation services are recognized as an important resource to the community
Perform other duties as required.