Job Title: Training Specialist
Department: Rehabilitation Department
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Provide adaptive technology instruction to children and adult consumers who are blind and visually impaired, enabling them to achieve their highest level of functioning.
Requires a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, communication, teamwork, creativity, problem solving, dexterity, planning and organizational skills. Requires excellent teaching skills and the ability to get along well with a wide variety of personalities.
KEY JOB ELEMENTS
Remain current in all aspects of adaptive technology, seeks out innovative technology solutions and attends trainings as required.
Develop and ensure the provision of quality technology services and the timely delivery of these services to CABVI consumers.
Provide technology services in accordance with adaptive technology contracts including consumer readiness, assessment, equipment recommendations and installations, training, staff development, educational/workplace evaluations, and remote technical assistance.
Develop and/or maintain contractual obligations for assistive technology with service organizations. Develops collegial relationship with NYSCB relative to contractual obligations. Develops and conducts specific children’s technology programs. Attends all meetings as assigned.
Work with Senior Manager of Rehabilitation Clinical Services and rehab department team to expand programs and services to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.
Develop and conduct workshops, seminars and group training to individuals who are visually impaired as well as support staff and professionals who may work with individuals with visual impairments.
Provide technology services through funding streams beyond NYSCB contracted obligations including, but not limited to vouchered payments, in-kind services, private contracts, and school agreements.
Conduct community presentations on adaptive technology.
Complete and submits all required documentation in a timely manner.
Adapts to change and completes other duties as assigned.
Must have expertise with microcomputers and their operating systems. Must be knowledgeable regarding adaptive technology and conventional hardware/software. Must be familiar with large print, speech and Braille technology. Must have the ability to install hardware and software.
Must have ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures. Must be able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, consumers, employers, educators, associated professionals, and the general public.
Must be available for weekend or evening work. Travel required. Services are provided in a variety of environments at the convenience of the student, including CABVI, homes, educational sites and work sites. Noise level is moderate.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Teaching experience relevant to the teaching of legally blind individuals. Knowledge of microcomputers, operating systems, and assistive technology. Ability to install hardware and software on both PC and Macintosh systems. Formal training certificates or advance degree in computer science or education preferred.
CABVI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.
Interested candidates please send completed resumes and applications to:
507 Kent Street
Utica, NY 13501
Attention: Julie Byrne