Job Opening: Assistive Technology Specialist
New England Low Vision and Blindness (NELVB) is growing and looking to hire an Assistive Technology Specialist.
New England Low Vision and Blindness (NELVB) is excited to welcome a friendly and dedicated Assistive Technology Specialist to our dynamic team of professionals!
As a member of our Low Vision Technology Rehabilitation team, you’ll be joining a collaborative group that passionately shares the latest innovations in low vision and blindness technology with educators, students, consumers, veterans, and government agencies. Your role as an Assistive Technology Specialist will involve teaching clients who are blind or visually impaired, as well as those who work with them, to effectively use assistive technology in schools, businesses, homes, and everyday activities.
We believe in empowering individuals of all ages, and you’ll play a crucial role in providing comprehensive technology evaluation services, either in the client’s home, school, or office. Working closely with our clients, you’ll assess their unique needs and tailor a caring and customized training solution to ensure they can fully utilize the technology that suits their lifestyles and preferences.
Your responsibilities will encompass all aspects of assistive technology services, including technology assessments, product recommendations, setup, configuration, training, and troubleshooting. Your dedication to assisting our clients in achieving their goals will make a significant impact in their lives.
In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with other members of the NELVB Low Vision Technology Rehabilitation team, sharing knowledge and expertise to further strengthen our position as the leader in the market.
We believe that a positive work environment starts with a supportive team, and we welcome applicants who possess or aspire to possess the following qualifications:
- Must be 21 years of age or older, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a legally registered and insured car for work use. Rest assured, a company vehicle may be provided to support your work.
- Proficient knowledge of various operating systems, including Microsoft Windows family, Macintosh OS X, and mobile operating systems for Android and iOS. Familiarity with Google Chrome is a plus.
- Strong skills in hardware troubleshooting and integration.
- Demonstrable experience 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 we are open to candidates with strong PC, Mac, Chrome, and mobile/smart device hardware and software skills, and may waive this requirement.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, enabling you to effectively convey basic and advanced adaptive and mainstream software and hardware concepts to end-users and their supervisory staff.
- Independent mobility and the ability to safely transport equipment to any region within the six New England states.
We highly value experience in assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired. While CATIS Certification is desirable, it is not mandatory, and we aim to support you in achieving this certification within six to twelve months of your start date. Similarly, Teacher certification as a Teacher of Visually Impaired (TVI) is also desirable, but not a strict requirement. Certification in related fields such as education or social work will also be considered.
- Salary $45,000 – $65,000, commensurate with experience
- Company Car
- Paid holidays
- Paid vacation time
- 50% Health insurance reimbursement
- Matching 401K after 1-year
Part-Time & 1099 Compensation:
- Hourly commensurate with experience
We believe in making a positive impact in the lives of our clients, and thrilled about the opportunity to have a dedicated Assistive Technology Specialist join our team. If you’re passionate about helping others and contributing to the advancement of low vision and blindness technology, we encourage you to apply and be part of our welcoming and supportive community. We can’t wait to meet you!
How to Apply: Simply e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.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.
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.
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To learn more about how we can help you or a loved one, contact a Technology Specialist at New England Low Vision and Blindness today. You can call our toll-free number 888-211-6933 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.