Louisiana Association for the Blind,LVRC
08/01/2018Return to view all job openings
Assistive Technology Instructor
Duties will include but not limited to:
- Design and implement a comprehensive AT program to educate and improve the personal and professional lives of clients with low to no vision and other disabilities.
- Provide individual and group training, and support for faculty, staff and clients’ in the areas of access technology, alternate media, distance education, electronic information and adaptive accommodations for clients with low vision and other disabilities.
- Design and implement lesson plans customized to meet the personal and professional goals of each client.
Duties include but are not limited to:
1. Instructional Responsibilities
- Train client on common office place and technical software programs, such as MS Office and Linux.
- Demonstrate and instruct how to integrate assistive and adaptive technologies compatible with workplace software.
- Partner with IT to develop an access technology plan that includes installing, configuring and troubleshooting various assistive computer technologies.
- Provide input to Workforce Development staff regarding the technical support necessary to achieve client’s employment outcomes.
- Conduct assessments on blind and visually impaired individuals, and provide recommendations on appropriate AT software and devices.
- Instruct consumers in the proper use, care and safe handling of equipment.
- Other duties as assigned.
2. Documentation Responsibilities
- Prepare and submit notes, reports, files, documents of program and data on spreadsheets.
- rack and document the progress of each AT client, including on-going support needs and AT recommendations.
3. Professional Development Responsibilities
- Obtains and maintains appropriate professional certifications.
- Maintain expertise in current teaching methods, discipline knowledge, and discipline-specific Assistive Technologies and IT.
- Research advancement of new access technologies that may be suitable for implementation within LAB, LVRC and workforce clients, as it applies to the needs of students with disabilities.
- Support agency outreach efforts by providing AT demonstrations, lectures, and educational activities within the community.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- CATIS certification or willingness to obtain within six (6) months of employment.
- Detailed knowledge of multiple smartphone, tablet, and other technology device platforms.
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.
- Strong knowledge in JAWS, ZoomText Fusion, and other assistive technology software.
- Knowledge of Google apps (drive, docs, sheets)-preferred
- Ability to work with people who are blind and/or disabled.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology or related field.
- Preference is given to those qualified individuals who are visually impaired.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Works effectively with minimal supervision, and is a team player.
- Ability to work with confidential information both verbally and written.
Louisiana Association for the Blind (L.A.B) is an equal opportunity employer. LAB does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law. L.A.B is a drug-free workplace. Applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
CATIS certification or willingness to obtain within six (6) months of employment.