Employment


Technology Instructor 

 

Independence for the Blind of West Florida provides client-centered instruction to the Blind, incorporating the most up-to-date techniques and equipment.  All of Independence for the Blind of West Florida services are geared toward assisting the blind toward independence to whatever level is possible and desired by the individual.

Our mission is to teach independent living skills, computer and adaptive technology, and to provide vocational training, and employment-related services to people who are blind or visually impaired so they can achieve maximum independence.

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Assistive Technology Instructor

Full Time: 40 hours per week

This position requires instructing in both center- based and itinerant settings within a ten county area.  The Assistive Technology Instructor is required to do considerable traveling.  IB West will reimburse privately owned vehicle (POV) travel at the rate approved by the Executive Board when company vehicles are not available.

Some weekends and evenings each month will be required to serve students in the teen and children programs.

Function:   The Assistive Technology Instructor prepares a wide array of clients, ranging in age from children to mature adults, to operate a computer independently.  The Assistive Technology Instructor meets with employers to evaluate technology requirements for client employment.

Primary Responsibilities:  The primary responsibilities are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the Vocational Rehabilitation Program and the Independent Living Program and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, employees can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

-     Create a program tailored to the client's ability.

-     Demonstrate the ability to instruct clients on the use of adaptive technologies.

-     Participate in the clients Individualized Employment Program (IEP) meeting as requested by the Program Director.

-     Timely and accurate preparation of records and reports.

-     Teach use of adaptive technologies, basic trouble shooting, basic repairs, and connection and configuration of peripheral devices.

-      Be proficient in performing assessments and developing goals and objectives to meet the unique needs of students. 

 

Additional Responsibilities:  The additional responsibilities are not core functions or daily responsibilities but are job related for which the Assistive Technology Instructor will be responsible.  The additional responsibilities listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of all the requirements of the position.

 

-     Provide documentation of travel and time for individual reimbursement and pay schedule purposes.

-     Demonstrate professional behavior and appearance when serving as an IB ambassador.

-     Participate in facility cleanup; help keep the facility free of any safety hazards to clients and staff; perform other duties as assigned.

-     Work a schedule determined by the Executive Director or the Operations Director and adjusted as needed to serve clients.

-     Work such hours as needed on weekends and/or evenings upon direction of the Executive Director or the Operations DIrector.

-     Assist with driving the clients to and from the learning center whenever necessary.

-     Assist with annual events, such as White Cane Awareness Day, the Eye Ball and other fundraising events.

 

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (EKSA):   The intent of the listed education, knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for the Assistive Technology Instructor position; therefore, the EKSA's listed are not an exhaustive list or necessarily inclusive of all the requirements of every position in the class.

 

-              Minimum of a Bachelorette Degree from an accredited college or university   

 -              CVRT Certification or 3 years' experience in information technology.

-              Vocational rehabilitation experience helpful

-               Endorsed by the Florida Division of Blind Services for Screen Readers and Screen Magnifiers or the   ability to become endorsed within one year of employment.

-              Knowledge of the methods and techniques of teaching computer skills.

-               Skill in developing instructional materials and training programs for visually impaired students.

-              Valid Florida's driver license.

 

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Jason Grills.

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