[Nfbc-info] Fwd: RE: Distribution of Adaptive Technology Instructor Job Position Announcement on NFB Listservs

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Fri Dec 16 01:41:27 UTC 2016

>Society for the Blind, located in Sacramento California, has been 
>providing individuals living with blindness or low vision training, 
>tools, and mentorship to achieve their full potential for over sixty 
>years.  Our organization is currently seeking experienced, qualified 
>candidates for an open Adaptive Technology Instructor position.  A 
>description of the job is provided below.  This position is 
>full-time (40 hours per week), and it includes a competitive 
>compensation and benefits package.  Interested applicants may email 
>cover letters and resumes to Shane Snyder, Director of Programs, at 
><mailto:ssnyder at societyfortheblind.org>ssnyder at societyfortheblind.org. 
>The position will remain open until filled.  No phone calls, 
>please.  Thank you for your interest!
>Job Title:                                Adaptive Technology Instructor
>Classification:                        Non-Exempt/Full-Time
>Reports to:                             Director of Programs
>General Description:  The essential functions of the job are to 
>teach computer and adaptive technology skills to Society for the 
>Blind clients, to maintain expertise in all pertinent areas of 
>adaptive and other technology, and be a motivated team player able 
>to effectively teach blind students with critical computer and 
>adaptive technology skills that will enable them to achieve their 
>vocational and independent living goals.
>    * Teach small group and individual classes in adaptive 
> technology for blind and visually impaired clients.
>    * Assess and evaluate clients as to appropriate instructional 
> modalities, as well as software and equipment needs.
>    * Consistently achieve high level of excellence in both 
> instruction and productivity.
>    * Work with Department of Rehabilitation counselors to ensure 
> that clients receive all instruction, software, equipment, and 
> other support necessary for these individuals to achieve their 
> vocational and independent living goals.
>    * Work with Adaptive Technology Coordinator to ensure that 
> software and hardware are in good working order for instructional purposes.
>    * Create manuals and tutorials which will assist clients to 
> progress in learning curriculum content.
>    * Develop, update, and revise curriculum as needed to optimize learning.
>    * Complete tasks and projects as needed to maximize client 
> learning outcomes.
>    * 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:
>1.      Share client issues to supervisor and contribute to ongoing 
>problem solving of such issues while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
>    * Consult with other professionals, family members or other 
> appropriate parties regarding client progress and other issues.
>    * 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 effective and professional relations with 
> counselors at the Department of Rehabilitation and other agencies.
>    * 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 effectiveness.
>    * Stay current in areas of responsibility.
>    * Other duties as assigned or needed.
>    * Highly skilled in current operating systems, especially 
> Windows, with a particular emphasis on mastery of alternative 
> keyboard commands.
>    * Expertise in JAWS, Window Eyes, and familiarity in at least 
> one additional screen reading application, such as Voiceover.
>    * Expertise in Microsoft Office Programs including MS Word, MS 
> Excel, MS Outlook & MS Internet Explorer.
>    * Expertise in MAGIC or Zoom Text magnification/color 
> enhancement software.
>    * Expertise in the use of Braille note taking and other Braille devices.
>    * Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
>    * Strong organizational and time management skills.
>Education and Experience Requirements:
>    * High school diploma or equivalent
>    * Successful completion of an adaptive technology certification 
> program preferred.
>3.      Minimum two years working experience.

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