[Nfbk] Adaptive Tech Instructor Position - Society for the Blind, Sacramento

Nickie Pearl njp at insightbb.com
Tue Nov 22 14:20:50 UTC 2011

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From: David Andrews
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 11:29 PM
To: david.andrews at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Blindtlk] Fwd: Adaptive Tech Instructor Position - Society for the 
Blind, Sacramento

>The Society for the Blind, in Sacramento, California, is hiring for the 
>position of Adaptive Tech Instructor.  Details are listed below.  Please 
>send applications and resumes to:
>Karen Ankeny
>Team Lead Adaptive Technology
>Society for the Blind
>1238 S Street
>Sacramento, CA 95811
>Phone: 916-452-8271 ex 520
>Email <mailto:kankeny at societyfortheblind.org>kankeny at societyfortheblind.org
>Job Title:                              Adaptive Technology Instructor IV
>Classification:                     Non-Exempt/Full-Time
>Reports to:                            Adaptive Technology Team Lead
>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 daily, weekly and 
>monthly recordkeeping of client services; including, but not limited to 
>case notes, lesson notes, evaluations, progress reports, and 
>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.
>1.    Attend all staff and department meetings.
>2.   Adhere to all Society policies and procedures.
>3.   Obtain training to enhance job requirements.
>4.   Stay current in areas of responsibility.
>5.  Other duties as required.
>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 reading 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 oral communication and written communication skills.
>6.   Excellent organizational and time management skills.
>7.   High school diploma or G.E.D.
>8.   Minimum two years working experience.
>Peg Jolene Halverson
>Information Technology Facilitator
>Society for the Blind
>Phone: 916.889.7550
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