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Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Manager of Rehabilitation Services, the Trainer will have the primary duty of supporting Cleveland Sight Center’s Assistive Technology Department.  The Trainer and will provide technology evaluation, consulting, support, and training for the purpose of achieving client goals. 


Essential functions:

·                 Conducts group and individual instruction and evaluation in adaptive technology and software applications

·                 Helps the IT department maintain training equipment and software in good working order

·                 Completes required documentation and reports accurately and within expected timeframes

·                 Creates accessible forms and media upon request

·                 Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team and participates in meetings and other required activities

·                 Travel to and from appointments with employers, stakeholders, and clients.

·                 Provide program support as needed to department programs and activities

·                 Provide client centered services

·                 Provide direct service to clients and families

·                 Provide technology evaluation/assessment, training, and support

·                 Maintain physical requirements of position

·                 Meet agency standards for privacy and confidentiality

·                 Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·                 Ability to relate well to staff, clients, volunteers, and customers

·                 Knowledge and ability to learn various technology applications and adaptive technology

·                 Knowledge and ability to implement best practice standards regarding various technological applications, adaptive technology, and adult learning concepts

·                 Proven production of timely plans and reports

·                 Ability to evaluate and instruct in the use of adaptive technology

·                 Ability to create and develop curriculum and use the off the shelf curriculum as needed

·                 Ability to use and input into software applications

·                 Ability to work with people with disabilities and with visual impairments

·                 Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·                 Excellent communication and conduct with stakeholders


Preferred qualifications:

·                 Knowledge of common eye conditions.

·                 Knowledge of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Supervision functions:

·                  Volunteer employees


Education and Experience:

·                 Bachelor’s degree in area related to rehabilitation, occupational therapy, education, social service, business, or computer science.  RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner certification or equivalent Assistive Technology certification is required.  If applicant does not have ATP certification or equivalent AT certification at time of hire, the certification must be obtained as soon as eligible as a condition of continued employment.  Other licensures or certifications also considered in lieu of RESNA certification.

·                 Two years in adaptive technology/computer-related technical position supporting blind and visually impaired persons.


Equipment/Tools Used:

·                 Personal computer; software including Word, Excel, Outlook.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently sits at a desk working on a computer for prolonged periods of time and may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.  Ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms above shoulders. Must be able to lift bagged adaptive aids of up to 25 pounds.


Once hired, the employee must have reliable transportation.  Employee/ driver must have current and sufficient automobile insurance and an acceptable driving record.


Work Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed primarily in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.


Phone: 216-658-8776



Employee Appreciation

Aside from a friendly, team-oriented and valued staff, as well as a beautiful and modern LEED Gold Certified building, we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual paid time off  (below are full-time descriptions: part-time is pro-rated. All time off benefits start immediately):
    • 20 days PTO, with increases after 5 years of service
    • 7 sick days
    • 9 holidays
  • 37.5 hour work week (for the couple positions that are 40 hours, more paid time off is earned)
  • One day per week remote work depending on position
  • Full-coverage medical and dental insurance
  • $600 annual in H.S.A. employer contributions (up to $1100 based on plan/entry date)
  • 401(k) plan with 25% agency match
  • Free 401k planning with licensed financial planner
  • Agency paid life insurance
  • Agency paid long-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary life insurance and voluntary short term disability insurance
  • Comprehensive EAP (Employee Assistance Program) including self-care and professional/personal growth training
  • Free parking


To provide individualized support and tools to navigate the visual world.


A world where the quality of one’s sight does not determine the quality of one’s life.

We are a team of professionals dedicated to providing the support and tools needed to navigate the visual world. Our team of optometrists, vision rehabilitation therapists, teachers, employment specialists and other staff assess one’s needs with empathy and professionalism, seeking to help each individual understand his or her unique vision-related challenges and the resources available to them.

We live in a world that is designed for those with clear vision, creating challenges for those with less than clear vision. These challenges can be intimidating, isolating, and seemingly unfair, but, we believe the quality of one’s sight should not determine the quality of one’s life. Our mission is to provide support and tools to overcome sight challenges that exist in the visual world.

We assess each individual’s specific needs, seeking to understand their vision-related challenges and goals. We then create an individualized plan to support them in reaching those goals through training on a variety of tools and techniques. We educate the community about the resources and opportunities available for those with less than clear vision, while also advocating for community awareness in a world designed for those with clear vision.

We support individuals of all ages with a high level of compassion and expertise through individualized services that may include:

  • Vision exams and assessments
  • Recommendations and instruction on low vision aids and assistive technology
  • Training on tools and techniques
  • Education and support to children and families
  • Employment opportunities within CSC or other organizations
  • Advocacy for accessibility needs in school, work and community
  • Recreation and socialization activities
  • Counseling and peer support groups



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Cleveland Sight Center is committed to values of diversity and inclusion in order to create a climate of respect that is supportive to everyone’s individual success. We strive to provide an environment favorable to all regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, age, nationality, ethnicity, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other factor or characteristic protected by law. We recognize that the responsibility for diversity and inclusion lies with all at the agency: leadership, administration, staff and volunteers.