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Second Sense

02/02/2021

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Assistive Technology Instructor: This is a part-time position (20 hours per week) in our Chicago office.  We are seeking a rehabilitation professional with a solid background in assistive technology and individual instruction. 

Position Description

  • Conduct assessments for clients' assistive technology needs and goals. Work with the client to develop an individual training plan
  • Provide customized instruction in all areas of assistive technology to meet individual client goals
  • Integrate new and existing technology into vision rehabilitation training
  • Develop and deliver educational seminars related to all aspects of assistive technology
  • Document assessment notes, training records, progress reports and client outcomes in Apricot database in a timely manner
  • Assist in gathering of training outcomes and other evaluation data as required
  • Maintain all proper documentation to comply with contract/grant requirements and agency procedures
  • Work with all program staff to ensure continuity of services
  • Stay current on instructional strategies and techniques

Experience and Skills

  • Strong teaching ability
  • Experience teaching current assistive technology as relates to independent living skills
  • Experience with methods and strategies including use of non-visual techniques, visual enhancement devices and strategies/problem-based learning
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups
  • Mature and professional attitude, self-directed, detail-oriented with decision-making and creative problem solving skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, reliable follow-through and commitment to excellence
  • Interacts effectively and respectfully clients, family members, peers, other professionals and all other stakeholders in a manner that represents Second Sense positively
  • Must possess strong skills in using JAWS, NVDA, ZoomText, MS Office Suite, VoiceOver and other assistive technology

 

 Education and Experience

  • B.A. degree in vision rehabilitation, computer science, education or related field.  Master's degree in rehabilitation education for the blind strongly preferred
  • CATIS or CVRT certification through ACVREP strongly preferred

E_mail: steven.zelner@second-sense.org

Phone: 3125822993

Cert: Any Certification