CAREERS

  • SERVANT LEADERSHIP
  • INCLUSION
  • COLLABORATION
  • EMPOWERMENT
  • EXCELLENCE

Access (Assistive) Technology Instructor

In this role, Access Technology Instructor is vital by identifying appropriate, effective tools and necessary training to make tasks accessible for Blind and Low Vision individuals. The Access Technology Instructor opens up opportunities by testing and configuring adaptive software for compatibility and by working with the client to develop accessible work processes and environments.

Principal Responsibilities:
The Access Technology Instructor provides training of adaptive technologies for efficient access of print and computer data and work tasks.
• You will be responsible for evaluation of new technologies to determine accessibility and compatibility with current hardware and software platforms providing technical training.
• You will produce, administer and review curriculum to meet training demands as appropriate.
• You will develop Individualized Training Plans.
• You will educate clients to an array of adaptive tools and techniques that allow for optimal access to print media, computer data, software, etc.
• You will communicate routinely with Division of Blind Services (DBS) counselor(s), Lighthouse Case Managers and other staff as appropriate to expedite each client's movement through service delivery.
• You will ensure maintenance of complete, accurate and timely documentation on assigned clients necessary to meet agency and contractual requirements.
 
Leadership:
• Reflect Lighthouse Central Florida’s mission, vision, and values in daily interactions with clients, staff, and all external and internal constituencies
• Model and champion all organizational core values
• Participate in agency and department meetings to ensure communication and team work
• Comply with agency policies and procedures including completion of required documentation and reports (timesheets, certificates of absence, etc.)
 
Service Provision:
• Provide instruction relevant to the needs of the individual student. Produce, administer, and review curriculum to meet training demands as appropriate.
• Conduct functional assessments to identify goals, technical skills and appropriate adaptive software needs
• Provide center-based, outreach and/or itinerant instructional services appropriate to the assessed needs and goals of the client
• Review assessment recommendations with client
 
Case Management and Reporting:
• Communicate routinely with Division of Blind Services counselor(s), Lighthouse Central Florida (LCF) case managers and other staff as appropriate to expedite each client’s movement through service delivery.
• Ensure maintenance of complete, accurate and timely documentation on assigned clients necessary to meet agency and contractual requirements.
• Maintain the confidentiality of program participants in accordance with State and Federal regulations
 
Community Education:
• Support and assist in collaborative activities with community partners as assigned
• Participate in community education and public awareness activities to develop collaboration with other agencies, municipalities, civic organizations, and schools to ensure that vision rehabilitation services are recognized as an important resource to the community and known to individuals who can benefit from services
 
Professional Development:
• Participate in available continuing education and staff development opportunities
• Participate in general agency development activities and events as appropriate and necessary
• Participate in agency and department meetings to ensure communication and team work
• Participate as a member of the Rehabilitation Services team and support all aspects of Lighthouse Central Florida’s Services
• Participate in and support the values and mission of Lighthouse Central Florida, Inc.
• Perform other duties as required
 
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree of higher.
 
License and/or Certification:
• Current CATIS certification or actively pursuing
• DBS Access Technology Endorsement Certificate preferred
 
Experience:
Minimum of one (1) year experience teaching Access Technology or using Access Technology in an environment working with persons who are blind or visually impaired.
 
Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:
• Possess excellent skills in the use of access technology including speech and magnification software
• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Possess a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet
• Possess an ability to utilize the database for client demographics, documentation and agency reports
• Professional maturity, judgment and objectivity
• Capable of working with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
• Possess effective organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management, business professionals, civic organizations, and the general public
• Ability to work as an effective member of the team
• Ability to project a positive, compassionate image to the public
• Ability to cope with and support change
• Ability to maintain confidentiality when appropriate
 
Physical Demands:
• Ability to move about independently
• Moderate ability to move and lift items usually ranging up to 25 lbs.
• Prolonged standing upon occasion
• Prolonged sitting at workstation
 
Requirements:
• Pass Level II background checks
• Eligible to work in the United States
 
TO APPLY:
Interested candidates with the designated qualifications, please respond by applying here: APPLY FOR ACCESS TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR.


*(It is the policy of Lighthouse Central Florida not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Lighthouse Central Florida to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.)