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Helen Keller National Center


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Salary Range:$52,736.53 To 52,736.53 Annually


Are you ready to make a difference in your community?  Do YOU want to work on a team that is committed to empowering individuals?  At Helen Keller Services, our employees work in an environment that is more than just a workplace, it’s a community. 

Since 1967, Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) has been committed to improving the lives of individuals who are DeafBlind or have a combined hearing and vision loss. HKNC is dedicated to working with each person to achieve their desired goals towards independence, employment, and quality of life, based on their talents, preferences and aspirations. We currently have an exciting full time career opportunity available to join the HKNC team as an Adaptive Technology Instructor. The Instructor is responsible for planning lessons and providing skills training in content areas of Adaptive Technology, employing appropriate techniques materials and communication preferences.  This position is in person based out of our training building in Sands Point, NY.  


Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities Include but are not limited to: 


  • Assess, through dialogue with consumer and team, the consumer’s training priorities
  • Actively collaborate with team (including consumer) to design trans-disciplinary training activities, implement individualized program, and evaluate progress through debriefing and dialogue to identify further learning opportunities.    
  • Communicates consumer’s training priorities/ short and long term goals .
  • Work with the team to ensure adaptive technology training supports the vocational goal.
  • Actively participates in Community of Practice (COP) of choice in order to support learning of peers, contribute articles, experiences and challenges.
  • Plans and provides individualized adaptive technology training both in person and virtually when needed.
  • Records progress and submits scheduled written reports and individualized training plans on a timely basis.
  • Recommends appropriate materials and equipment respective of consumer’s strengths and preferences.

 Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor degree with 2-3 years or more of experience working with DeafBlind, Deaf and/or blind consumers in Assistive Technology field.
  • Proficiency in braille and/or ASL preferred.  


At HKS we strive to provide a healthy work-life balance for our employees.  we offer generous paid time off and comprehensive benefit package including:

  • PTO, Paid Sick Time, Personal Days 
  • Fully paid Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 12 Paid Holidays 
  • Short Term Disability/ Life Insurance
  • 403b Program with Employer Match
  • Tuition Assistance 
  • Career Advancement Opportunities  

*Applicants may opt to accept this position as a No-Frills employee. No-frills employees receive an additional 10% premium on the hourly rate of pay, but do not participate in the Union Health Insurance Plan. Individuals seeking a No-frills position must show they have alternative insurance to be eligible.


Phone: 5168338301 Ext:268

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