Rehabilitation Engineer/Assistive Technology Specialist

The Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision currently has an opportunity for a Rehabilitation Engineer/Assistive Technology Specialist. Located in sunny Florida, this is a full-time exempt position with full benefits and will work out of our Tampa office located at 1106 West Platt Street, Tampa, FL or our office located in Winter Haven at 206 Avenue D, N. W., Winter Haven, FL.

Under general supervision, the Rehabilitation Engineer/Assistive Technology Specialist provides rehabilitation engineering, technical assistance, consultation and technology skills training to visually impaired clients and stakeholders. Rehabilitation Engineering Services are provided Statewide by Lighthouse Assistive Technology Specialists to help blind or visually impaired individuals maintain their existing employment through the use of assistive technology and devices.

Major Duties of this position include:
- Familiarization with current and legacy enterprise technologies
- Travel within the state of Florida (note: extensive travel is required)
- Provide assessments of individual user assistive technology needs and assessments of prospective job sites, detailing requirements, accessibility barriers and recommendations for successful outcomes; consult with employers to analyze accessibility issues and provide technical support as needed
- Consult with employers to analyze accessibility issues and provide technical support as needed; following approval of job modification plan, purchase, deliver and install complete configuration, then provide consultation and training for recommended solution
- Work with customers to arrange for purchase of assistive technology and computer equipment as needed; provide follow-up, re-engineering and further technical support and training as needed.
- Evaluate new technology and make recommendations for improvements in the program
- Maintain records and complete reports as required (note: extensive report writing required)
- Perform troubleshooting and repair on assistive technology and non-assistive technology hardware and software components
- Consult as needed with other team members on provision of accessibility solutions

The Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision is a non-profit agency providing on-site comprehensive rehabilitation programs for persons who are blind or visually impaired in Florida. Our training programs are designed to help individuals who have recently lost part or all of their vision to gain the skills needed to perform daily living tasks independently and maintain their employment.
The Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.


- Degree in Rehabilitation Engineering, Vocational Rehabilitation, Computer Science or related field preferred
- Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written forms
- Ability to teach both vocational and non-vocational clients
- Knowledge of computer technology, job engineering, job placement and PC troubleshooting and repair skills
- Must have own reliable transportation and be willing to travel extensively in Florida
- Prefer experience in vocational services with persons who are disabled
- Must be able to lift 40 lbs. of computer equipment for delivering and setting up workstations
- Must earn DBS Assistive Technology Endorsement and ACVREP Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS) Certification within two years of hire.

Assistive Technology Specialist
Candy Caldwell
Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision
813-251-2407, Ext. 11