The Assistive Technology Consultant/Practitioner position is a full time position with salary and health insurance benefits. This is an ideal job for someone with basic AT knowledge and disability experiences who wants hands-on experience with a wide array of AT devices. Projected salary is $30,000-40,000 depending on skill levels and previous experience.
Job duties vary and may include, but are not limited to, the following: •Conduct technology assessments to help people with disabilities, teachers, employers, and family members to select and acquire appropriate assistive technology (AT) devices •Conduct AT training with school personnel, family members, caregivers, employers, and individuals with disabilities •Conduct AT services on-site in the middle Tennessee area, i.e in community schools, in the workplace, or in the home -- wherever the technology will be used •Modify existing AT devices or custom design devices to meet individual needs •Work with computer and computer related AT devices, environmental control devices and systems, and adapted toys based on individual needs and component compatibility, installation/set-up, and training consumers to use devices •Develop and submit assessment reports and billing information in timely manner •Document all contacts with consumers, keeping accurate and thorough records •Organize, maintain, and disseminate AT information resources and demonstrate equipment •Provide presentations and training about AT to disability groups, parents, philanthropic groups and others.
Qualifications include the following: •Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Special Education, Occupational Therapy or related field •RESNA ATP or other AT credential preferred but not required to start •Experience working with adaptive computer access and other assistive technology for individuals with disabilities •Knowledge of information resources pertaining to assistive technology for individuals with disabilities •Some experience with AT required •IT Training and experience is desirable but not required •Experience working with individuals with disabilities at school, home, work, etc. •Experience working with individuals with vision impairments is a plus •Other: Reliable transportation for self throughout middle Tennessee (with mileage reimbursement) is required
About Technology Access Center
The Technology Access Center is a nonprofit assistive technology agency located in Nashville, TN. Our mission is to promote the independence and participation of individuals of all ages with disabilities in school, work, play and everyday activities through their use of assistive technology. We serve people within the 40 counties of middle Tennessee and include those of any age with any type of disability as well as parents, teachers, and others who serve the disability community by providing assistive technology services.
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