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Assistive Technology Specialist

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Pattera Berman
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Honolulu, Hi
Category:Education / Training
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Full Time

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Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii (ATRC) is a non profit organization that provides assistive technology solutions for persons with disabilities. ATRC is the contractor for Hawaii’s Federal Assistive Technology Act (Tech Act). We also provide rehabilitation services for the Department of Human Service/Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Administration, private insurers and individuals.

ATRC is located in Honolulu and is Hawaii’s only assistive technology resource center providing demonstrations, assessments, training, equipment loan and exchange of assistive technology. Staff conducts outreach activities, provides grant and non-grant services and support throughout the state for people of all ages. ATRC staff, are innovative and always creating new outreach opportunities and activities in order to expand awareness and knowledge of assistive technology and enhance the quality of life for individuals with differing abilities.

The Assistive Technology Specialist, in conjunction with ATRC staff provides assistive technology services to clients and interested individuals through demonstrations, training, assessment, and acquisition. This individual will provide leadership for the planning and implementation of programs and will provide both direct and indirect services and support via multiple modes of telecommunication.

•Serve as lead assistive technology specialist along with other specialists in several of the following areas: computer access, cognitive supports, communication, deaf/hard-of-hearing, electronic aids to daily living (EADL/ECU), low-vision, and other areas.
•Conduct quality demonstrations, workshops and trainings.
•Provide assessments, research, and recommendations for appropriate assistive technology.
•Work collaboratively with and maintaining effective relationships with ATRC staff.
•Provide collaborative leadership within the agency and with other organizations.
•Provide distance training and support using digital and multi-media / Web 2.0.
•Ongoing development and update of agency resources and website(s).
•Active involvement with planning events.
•Ability to work closely with other staff and volunteers.
•Maintain timely data collection.
•Assist with the development, implementation, and review of the Tech Act Grant.
•Travel both locally and statewide is required.
•Perform other related duties as assigned.

•Bachelor’s degree or higher in Human Services, Education, Rehabilitation or related fields or within 6 months of finishing a degree.
•RESNA ATP credential preferred but not required.
•Two (2) years of current experience working with individuals who have varying degrees of disabilities.
•Two (2) years of hands-on experience working with individuals who use assistive technology.
•Working knowledge of assistive technology principles and practices required.
•Advanced experience and knowledge in assessment and implementation of assistive technology.
•Experience working with current assistive technology software and devices in the areas of computer access, cognitive supports, communication, low-vision, deaf/hard of hearing, and environmental controls (electronic aids to daily living).
•Experience with digital media, Web 2.0, etc.
•Experience conducting high quality workshops and trainings for small and large groups
•Good oral and written communication skills.
•Ability and willingness to travel independently, including air travel to urban, rural and remote areas in Alaska.
•Provide own transportation for travel to client homes and businesses.
•Excellent people skills.
•Good problem solving skills.
•Good organizational and time management skills.
•Demonstrate good working relationships with colleagues.
•Effective verbal and written communication skills.
•Ability to work with minimal supervision.
•Good working knowledge of multiple computer systems, technologies and operating systems (Macintosh and Windows).
•Good working knowledge of common software suites, e.g. Excel, Word, Power Point, as well as email and internet experience.
•Self directed - successfully complete projects and jobs with minimal supervision.

•Functional vision or demonstrated ability to perform job functions including: independently and safely locating and walking to destinations in remote places where transportation services may not be available.
•Functional vision and hearing or demonstrated abilities to access the computer and other devices for assistive technology assessment, training and trouble shooting in all of the assistive technology areas.
•Independent communication skills or demonstrated abilities to perform job functions.
•Physically able to do the following: lift and carry up to 50 pounds; grasp, pull, and reach; manual dexterity; and walking or independent mobility.
•Ability to travel independently, including automobile and air travel to urban, rural and remote areas in Hawaii.

FAX: 808.532.7120 ATTN: Barbara

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