Assistive Technology Specialist 1

Basic Information

Date posted: 11/04/2022

Location: Tampa, Florida

Posted by: Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision

Salary: Based on degree level and experience

Contact Information

Address

1106 West Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone

813-251-2407 x11

More Details

Qualifications

  • Degree in Rehabilitation Engineering, Vocational Rehabilitation, Computer Science or related field preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written forms
  • Ability to teach both vocational and non-vocational clients
  • Knowledge of computer technology, job engineering, job placement and PC troubleshooting and repair skills
  • Must have own reliable transportation and be willing to travel locally in Florida
  • Prefer experience in vocational services with persons who are blind or have low vision
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. of computer equipment for delivering and setting up workstations
  • Must earn DBS Assistive Technology Endorsement and ACVREP Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS) Certification within two years of hire.

Job Description

The Assistive Technology Specialist I promotes the mission and values of the Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision by providing skills assessments, job-site assessments, assistive technology training, consultation and recommendations for accessibility solutions for our clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, validate and implement skills assessments to determine a client’s ability to use technology. Based on these assessments, produce written and verbal reports concerning a client’s ability to use technology, the client’s need for individualized training and the configuration of any equipment that the client might require. As necessary, develop and/or modify skills assessments to ensure successful outcomes with respect to the client’s goals. Familiarization with current and legacy technologies
  • Provide individualized custom training to clients in the use of access technology. Monitor client progress during such training, produce written reports and case notes for client files and provide prompt notification to referral source concerning client progress and impediments to client success
  • Provide assessments of prospective job sites, detailing requirements, accessibility barriers and recommendations for successful outcomes
  • Consult with employers to analyze accessibility issues and provide technical support as needed
  • Following approval of job modification plan, purchase, deliver and install complete configuration, then provide consultation and training for recommended solution
  • Work with customers to arrange for purchase of assistive technology and computer equipment as needed
  • Provide follow-up, re-engineering and further technical support as needed
  • Perform troubleshooting and repair on assistive technology hardware and software components
  • Evaluate recent technology for the purpose of making improvements in the program
  • Maintain records and complete reports as required (note: extensive report writing and documentation is required)
  • As needed, consult with other team members and relevant personnel to facilitate a successful outcome of client services
  • Other duties as assigned

About the Lighthouse
The Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. We are a non-profit agency providing on-site comprehensive rehabilitation programs for persons who are blind or visually impaired in Florida.

Rehabilitation Engineering Services are provided Statewide by Lighthouse Assistive Technology Specialists to help blind or visually impaired individuals maintain their existing employment through the use of assistive technology and devices.