Assistive Technology Specialist

Basic Information

Date posted: 01/17/2019

Location: Winter Haven, Florida (USA)

Posted by: Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind

Salary: Based on qualifications

Contact Information

Address

1106 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606

Phone

813-251-2407

More Details

Qualifications

Computer Science degree preferred. Must have at least three years of related experience and excellent teaching skills along with the technical qualifications. CATIS certification (ACVREP) preferred. Some local travel required – must have own reliable vehicle, good driving record, and pass a level 2 background check including fingerprinting.

Job Description

Provide assistive computer training to assigned clients and evaluate progress and class completion. Provide assessment of prospective employment settings to determine computerization options. Consult with prospective employers to analyze worksite to ascertain feasibility of placement. Write job task analyses and obtain approval of job modification plan, deliver, & install configuration, provide training to client and employer at the worksite. Arrange computer purchases for clients and on related issues. Provide follow-up, re-engineering, and further technical support as needed. Evaluate new technology and make recommendations for improvements in the program. Extensive report writing and record-keeping required.  Troubleshoot and repair computer components, including: cable modems, printers, scanners, hard drives, video cards, monitors, network cards, CD-ROMS, power supplies, etc.  Training includes use of tablets and smart phones with the adaptations for persons who are blind or visually impaired. Plan and update curriculum to meet clients’ needs, including the following: short-cut keys, Windows commands, speech commands, data base management, interactive software, word processing, Braille printing, and use of speech and large text software. Make recommendations regarding curriculum updates. Carry out setups and repairs of PC workstations at job sites. Consult as needed with other staff members who are working with the same clients. Must earn certifications in Assistive Technology from Division of Blind Services within one year of hire AND earn CATIS certification from ACVREP within two years of hire.  Other duties as assigned.