[nobe-l] Adaptive Technology Instructors Jobs, Sacramento

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Jan 26 04:17:10 UTC 2012

>The Society for the Blind in Sacramento, California has two openings 
>for the position of Adaptive Technology Instructor V.  Contact:
>Karen Ankeny
>Adaptive Technology Team Lead
>Society for the Blind
>1238 S St.
>Sacramento, CA 95811
>e-mail: kankeny at societyfortheblind.org
>Job Title:                              Adaptive Technology Instructor V
>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 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.
>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 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.   High school diploma or G.E.D.
>8.   Minimum two years working experience.

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