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·       Assistive Technology Specialist Instructor

·       Initially 20 hours/week for 6 months (with possibility of extension)

·       CVRT and/or CATIS certification preferred


Reports to: Director of Rehabilitation Services

Salary: Hourly rate $20/hr


Position Summary:

Provide clients with instruction in adaptive technology as it relates to their personal and vocational goals


 Job Duties:

1.     Client Service

·       Devise individual service plans and implement instruction to increase independence and confidence customized to meet individual client goals (personal or vocational).

·       Conduct assessments and provide recommendations on appropriate AT software and devices.

·       Record client progress notes and track client progress towards goals.  Assist in gathering of client satisfaction, training outcomes, and other evaluation data as required.

·       Complete necessary DHS/BBS reports and connect with counselors on behalf of clients to solicit new or fulfill vouchers (fee for service).


2.    Professional Development Responsibilities

·       Maintain appropriate professional certifications.

·       Maintain expertise in current teaching methods, discipline knowledge, and discipline-specific Assistive Technologies and IT.


3.    Participate on a Multi-disciplinary Team

·       Provide case management to clients, making referrals as appropriate to other Second Sense departments as well as community services.

·       Follow all Second Sense employee policies, including punctual and reliable attendance.

·       Perform all other duties as assigned by the Director of Rehabilitation Services and/or the Executive Director.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·       Detailed knowledge of multiple smartphone, tablet, and other technology device platforms.

·       High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required. Proficient using JAWS, ZoomText Fusion, NVDA, Windows Narrator, and other assistive technology software. Knowledge of Google apps (drive, docs, sheets) a plus.

·       Knowledge of braille, refreshable braille devices, portable note-takers, etc. preferred.

·       Strong teaching ability.  Able to integrate use of technology into an individual’s need for independence as relates to daily living and/or vocational goals.

·       Able to communicate with others in a clear, professional manner on the phone, through written communication and in person. Mature and professional attitude, self-directed, comfortable with decision-making and a creative problem solver.

·       Effective time management and organizational skills, detail-oriented, reliable follow-through and commitment to excellence.

·       Interacts effectively, respectfully and courteously with peers, executives, members/families, vendors, referral agencies and all other stakeholders in a manner that represents Second Sense positively.


Phone: 312-236-8569

Cert: Multiple Certifications

Salary negotiable according to experience and/or certification.