- I. Position: AT Training Specialist
- II. Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt , LTE
- III. Reports To: AT Program Manager
- IV. Position Summary:
Responsible to coordinate the purchase of computers, software and tablets, including the timely dispatch of invoices and billing.
Responsible to provide training on computers, computer software, iPhones, iPads, Android tablets and phones, Smart Pens, and other assistive technology or adaptive equipment to individuals with disabilities.
Responsible to provide either free or fee-for-service computer training on a 1:1 or group basis to individuals with disabilities.
Participate in activities related to Disability Policy Change.
There may be some variability in the weekly schedule, but, typical hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, 40 hours weekly. Position is housed and primarily operates out the IndependenceFirst main office. Occasional travel can be expected.
V. Independent Living Services Essential Functions:
- Provide consumers with training on assistive technology, adaptive equipment or other related equipment on a fee-for-service basis.
- Provide consumers with basic and disability specific computer and tablet training
- Complete documentation required for these activities including, completing vendor reports, database documentation and billing requirements.
- Upon request will participate in the Transition Advisory Council.
- Upon request will collaborate with coworkers on transition issues related to digital accommodations in the community, school, and work.
- Upon request will conduct outreach for the purpose of consumer recruitment and building relationships with potential vendors.
- Complete agency required documentation in agency database.
VI. Disability Policy Change Essential Functions
- Participate in individual and systems advocacy activities by voicing opinion at public hearings and educating public officials through letter writing or other appropriate means on issues relating to independent living.
- Participate in the Employment Advocacy Team.
- Must have a firm belief in consumer control, the independent living philosophy and our agency Vision Statement:
IndependenceFirst is for full inclusion of persons with disabilities in every aspect of our community and IndependenceFirst commits itself toward this end.
'Empowerment is part psychological, part social, and part political. It is the process by which individuals define their own problems, find their own voice, develop their own plans, act on their own behalf, and claim their own power.'
'Empowerment means more than having responsibility, but also having the authority and ability to make one's own choices.'
- Bachelor's degree in related field or life experience may be substituted in lieu of, in full or part of academic requirements.
- Extensive knowledge of computer software and computer and tablet operating systems.
- Experience with adaptive equipment related to use of computers preferred.
- Experience in computer training to individuals with disabilities preferred especially individuals with learning disabilities, brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, and mental illness.
- Good communications skills.
- Demonstrated positive attitude, reliability, a self-starter who assumes responsibility when warranted, is conscientious, professional in manner and hard working.
- Knowledge of federal, state and community services and funding resources.
- Knowledge of disability rights legislation including the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, IDEA, etc.
- Transportationally mobile or able to arrange own transportation.
- Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision required.
- Cheerfully and willingly accepts new assignments and projects.
The above listed essential functions and qualifications are not all-inclusive as changes and/or other responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.