[Nfbc-info] Assistive Technology Instructor Job Opening Sacramento

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue Aug 21 10:03:06 UTC 2012

Job Title:                              Adaptive Technology Instructor V

Classification:                     Non-Exempt/Full-Time

Reports to:                           Adaptive Technology Team Lead

Society for the Blind is currently seeking a qualified individual as 
an Adaptive Technology Instructor V. Our mission is to empower 
individuals who are blind or have low vision to live productively and 
independently by building confidence through training, tools and 
mentorship. Society for the Blind is a 501c3 organization serving 
Northern California, with a focus on Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties.

General Description:  The essential functions of the job are to teach 
all aspects of adapted computer and rehabilitation technology use to 
Society clients, to maintain expertise in all instructed programs and 
upgrades, and be a motivated team player to teach blind students 
computer skills using adaptive equipment and techniques to enhance 
computer competence and effectiveness, especially in employment settings.


    * Instruct small group or individual classes in adaptive 
computing for blind and visually impaired clients.
    * Assess and evaluate clients as to appropriate instructional 
modality and needs.
    * Consistently achieve high level of excellence in both 
instruction and productivity.
    * Coordinate closely with the Adaptive Technology Team Lead and 
Core Programs Manager to arrange for maximum hours of client service 
and instruction.
    * Ensure that software and hardware are in good working condition 
for teaching.
    * Create manuals and tutorials which will assist clients to 
progress in learning curriculum.
    * Create, update, and revise curriculum as needed, with all 
related materials for submission to the Adaptive Technology Team Lead.
    * Develop new projects as assigned and as related to access 
technology with emphasis on both excellent client service and 
increased revenue production.

1.    Maintain thorough, complete and timely ongoing weekly and 
monthly recordkeeping of client services; including, but not limited 
to case notes, lesson notes, evaluations, progress reports, and correspondence.

Team building and Networking
    * Present client issues to supervisor and contribute to ongoing 
problem solving of such issues while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
2.    Consult with other professionals, family members or other 
appropriate parties regarding the progress and problems of the clients.
3.    Participate in individual case conferences and confer regularly 
with program staff on multi-disciplinary service team concerning 
client's program and adjustment to blindness or vision loss.
    * Maintain positive and professional relations with counselors of 
Department of Rehabilitation and other agencies as well as Society 
clients, staff, and volunteers.
    * Coordinate effective client service with third-party 
counselors, such as Department of Rehabilitation.

    * Maintain positive and professional relationship with SFTB 
clients, staff and volunteers.
    * Attend all staff and department meetings.
    * Adhere to all Society policies and procedures.
    * Obtain training to enhance job requirements.
    * Stay current in areas of responsibility.
    * Other duties as requested or as need is assessed.

1.   Highly skilled in current operating systems, especially current 
Windows, with a particular emphasis on mastery of all alternative 
keyboard commands to replace mouse use.
2.   Expertise in at least one major screen review program such as 
JAWS or Window-Eyes and familiarity with a second.
3.   Expertise in Microsoft Office Programs including MS Word, MS 
Excel, MS Outlook & MS Internet Explorer required.
4.   Familiarity with ZoomText (all levels) desirable.
5.   Effective communication skills.
6.   Excellent organizational and time management skills.
7.    Ability to work individually or as part of a team.
8.    Understanding of blindness and some proficiency in non-visual 
    * Knowledge of, belief in and adherence to the agency's mission and vision

Educational and Experience Requirements:
10. High school diploma or G.E.D.
    * Minimum two years working experience.

To Apply
Submit your resume and a cover letter via email to Karen Ankeny, 
Adaptive Technology Team Lead at 
<mailto:kankeny at societyfortheblind.org>kankeny at societyfortheblind.org .

No phone calls please!

Application's deadline: Until the position is filled.

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