Rehabilitation Engineer/Assistive Technology Specialist

Basic Information

Date posted: 10/06/2021

Location: Tampa, Florida

Posted by: Lighthouse for the Blind and Low Vision

Salary: Based on degree level and experience

Contact Information


1106 W. Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606



More Details


– 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 extensively in Florida
– Prefer experience in vocational services with persons who are disabled
– 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 Rehabilitation Engineer/Assistive Technology Specialist provides rehabilitation engineering, technical assistance, consultation, and technology skills training to visually impaired clients and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

– Familiarization with current and legacy enterprise technologies
– Travel within the state of Florida (note: extensive travel is required)
– Provide assessments of prospective job sites, detailing requirements, accessibility barriers, and recommendations for successful outcomes
– Provide assessments of individual user assistive technology needs
– Consult with employers to analyze accessibility issues and provide technical support as needed
– Following approval for 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
– Evaluate new technology and make recommendations for improvements in the program
– Maintain records and complete reports as required (note: extensive report writing required).
– Perform troubleshooting and repair on assistive technology and non-assistive technology hardware and software components.
– If assigned, provide assistive technology training to individuals who are blind or have low vision
– Consult as needed with other team members on provision of accessibility

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.