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Assistive Technology Clinician
Staff Specialist II
DEPARTMENT: Maryland State Department of Education - Division of Rehabilitation Services - Workforce & Techology Center
DATE OPENED: 8/24/2023 3:30:00 PM
FILING DEADLINE: 9/15/2023 11:59:00 PM
SALARY: $57,095.00 - $91,742.00/year
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time
HR ANALYST: Jerrianne Mccain
WORK LOCATION: Baltimore City
The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland. As part of the Maryland State Department of Education, the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) provides services to assist students with disabilities prepare for the work world, vocational rehabilitation services to assist adults with significant disabilities who are seeking to enter or reenter the workforce, and the adjudication of Social Security disability claims for the citizens of Maryland.
LOCATION OF POSITION
MSDE, Division of Rehabilitation Services, Workforce and Technology Center (WTC)
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
This is a clinical level position with the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Technology Services Program that specializes in the application of computer based and other assistive technologies that when applied, promote employment, economic self-sufficiency and/or independence of individual with disabilities, specifically individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and/or deaf blind.
Position Duties Include:
Perform detailed and comprehensive clinical assessments of individuals with disabilities, specifically individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and/or deaf blind to determine potential need for and benefit from computer based and other assistive technology. Make recommendations that address the functional limitations and meet the target goals. Provide assessments at home, training, work sites, and college to determine most appropriate application of assistive technology and related accommodation strategies.
Perform the following Assistive Technology Support Services and Training, as appropriate: Setup, configure, and troubleshoot computer systems and a variety of assistive technology in accordance with individualized assessment recommendations. This can occur in a consumer’s home, worksite, training program, college, etc. Conduct group and/or individual assistive technology hardware/software training, such as JAWS, VoiceOver, TalkBack, ZoomText, assorted apps for low vision and blindness, assorted notetakers and Braille displays, scan and read applications, on a variety of platforms to include Apple, PC, and Android products. Provide technical support to individuals who have received assistive technology. Create accessible training and reference materials for consumers to use when learning technology.
Prepare case documentation in accordance with Agency and WTC guidelines written clinical assistive technology reports which contain accurate and complete information associated with the assessment and/or training, including assistive technology recommendations which address the functional limitations. Adhere to policies and procedures involving proper execution of Agency and WTC case documentation requirements related to service provision.
Coordinate case services with the consumer, relevant professional staff, referral sources, and significant others. Monitor and track clinical caseload to ensure services are provided within Agency WTC timeframes.
Provide technical assistance to DORS staff regarding assistive technology products and/or software to ensure and enhance their knowledge base for interpreting clinical reports and the related recommendations for the purchase of products for consumers. Serve as liaison to field/OBVS staff for demonstrations of products and software.
Serve as part of the clinical assessment team for the provision of assistive technology assessments and training for DORS and MSDE staff requesting reasonable accommodations. Conduct clinical assessments for DORS and MSDE staff as part of the reasonable accommodation request/process. Provide consultation to staff and supervisors regarding the interpretation of clinical assessment reports and the purchase of recommended assistive technology and/or software for MSDE/DORS staff.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Experience: Two years of professional experience in assistive technology, teaching or rehabilitation work in education or rehabilitation programs for individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and/or deaf/blind
Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
This position may involve lifting and carrying 50 pounds, stooping, bending, reaching, and climbing with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Candidates must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees with this Agency.
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.
It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resources Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.
All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.
Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391, TDD (410) 554-9399. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.
If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.
Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.
As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
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