Assistive Technology Specialist

New England Low Vision and Blindness (NELVB) is seeking a full-time Assistive Technology Specialist to join our Low Vision Technology Rehabilitation team.

Our Low Vision Technology Rehabilitation team works together to cross-train and share the latest innovations in low vision and blindness technology with educators, students, consumers, veterans, and state and federal government agencies.

The Assistive Technology Specialist teaches clients who are blind and visually impaired, and those who work with them, to use assistive technology in schools, businesses, homes, and everyday purposes.

The qualified candidate will perform all types of assistive technology services to all age groups, including but not limited to technology assessments, product recommendations, set-up, configuration, training, and troubleshooting. The candidate will be mandated to use every possible resource in order to assist clients to achieve their goals. The candidate will generate training and assessment reports, respond to technology questions submitted to New England Low Vision and Blindness, and perform other duties as assigned.

In this role, the qualified candidate will have the opportunity to:
• Provide comprehensive technology evaluation services in the client’s home, school or office.
• Assess the individual’s vision loss needs and work with them to design a flexible, caring and customized training solution around their individual needs and their technology experience.
• Work with our clients to set up and configure low vision and blindness aids to best suit their needs and environment.
• Train, evaluate, and support adaptive technology for the visually impaired and help them develop the skills necessary to remain independent.
• Work with other members of the NELVB Low Vision Technology Rehabilitation team to share knowledge and collaborate to help further strengthen our market leadership position.

Compensation: $50,000 or commensurate with experience; Company Car; 401K match; 2 weeks vacation; PTO Health/Medical benefits

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to info [at] nelowvision.com

About New England Low Vision and Blindness
New England Low Vision and Blindness Low Vision Technology Rehabilitation team is recognized as the industry leader for providing compassionate, knowledgeable, and technology solutions and training to people who are blind or with low vision.

As an integrated low vision and blindness training team, New England Low Vision and Blindness consultants and trainers bring more than 100+ years of low vision and blindness training experience to their assignments.
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Lack of confidence or experience can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. New England Low Vision and Blindness is a place where everyone can grow. So whatever background you bring with you please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day.

Qualifications

Applicants should possess and or have the desire to possess the following qualifications:
• All candidates must be 21 years of age or older; have a valid driver's license; and, have a legally registered and insured car for work use. A company vehicle may be provided.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Windows family including DOS, Windows XP to Current, Windows Server 2003 to current, Macintosh OS X, and mobile operating systems for Android and iOS. Working knowledge of Google Chrome is a plus.
• Knowledge of hardware troubleshooting and integration.
• Demonstrable skills in integrating third-party hardware and software packages with adaptive technologies, including local and wide area networks.
• Knowledge of adaptive computer technology is preferred, but candidates with strong PC, Mac, Chrome, and mobile/smart device hardware and software skills may have this requirement waived.
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills to convey basic and advanced adaptive and mainline software and hardware concepts to end-users and their supervisory staff.
• Independent mobility and ability to independently and safely transport equipment to any region within the six (6) New England states.
• Other qualifications to be determined

Preference will be given to candidates with:
• Experience in assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired
• * CATIS Certification is desirable, but not required (see note below)
• Teacher certification as a Teacher of Visually Impaired (TVI) is desirable, but not required
• Certification in a related field (i.e., Education, social work, etc.)

*CATIS Certification: The goal would be to achieve CATIS Certification within six (6) to twelve (12) months of the start date.

Location
Worcester
Massachusetts
Contact
Name
Craig Pierce
Organization
New England Low Vision and Blindness
Email
info@nelowvision.com
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