Field and respond to Information and Assistance (I&A) requests for regarding assistive technology devices/services/funding and other disability-related issues.
Provide assistive technology device demonstrations covering a broad range of assistive technology products across the age and disability spectrum.
Provide assistive technology device consultations on assistive technology options and considerations to persons with disabilities, their family members and/or rehabilitation providers.
Coordinate equipment loans loans for individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers and other individuals in the community.
Provide Fee-for-Service assistive technology assessments individually or as part of a team when needed.
Research and identify funding options, provide advocacy support for clients, their families and service providers for obtaining assistive technology funding.
Provide community outreach, education and training on a range of assistive technology topics.
Develop assistive technology and accessible Information & Communication Technology (ICT) training events in various formats in response to identified needs.
Represent AzTAP to the public at community events in order to promote AzTAP programs and services and improve consumer awareness about assistive technology.
Participate on outside disability / service organization related committees, taskforces, workgroups etc., to promote and represent assistive technology considerations through the resources of AzTAP, IHD and NAU.
Provide back-up support for AzTAP’s on-line assistive technology exchange program and other Reuse activities when necessary.
Serve on the Arizona Loans for Assistive Technology (AzLAT) alternative financing program loan review committee.
Co-manage and maintain all aspects of AzTAP's assistive technology Demo & Loan inventory and corresponding website information. I.e. purchasing equipment, inventorying items, updating/repairing equipment, updating the online inventory and culling obsolete outdated equipment.
Provide technical assistance to government agencies, community organizations and businesses to build capacity to address assistive technology issues and needs within their organizations.
Participate in and support assistive technology "Maker" or AT fabrication activities and trainings.
As needed, troubleshoot/update/refurbish donated assistive technology devices for posting on the assistive technology exchange site.
Attend at least one national assistive technology conference e.g. ATIA, CSUN, RESNA, CTG, etc.; (as funding permits) and participate in other educational events such as webinars and vendor trainings to stay informed of assistive technology trends and new product and service development.
Travel on as needed basis to all regions of the state to provide assistive technology services consistent with AzTAP’s mission.
Input required data into AzTAP and IHD data collection systems within established time frames.
Work collaboratively with other IHD projects and personnel as appropriate.
Assists in addressing the mission and objectives of the IHD and NAU which may include grant writing relevant to the project.
Works collaboratively with other IHD projects as appropriate to maintain and develop innovative, evidence-based practices.
Serve on the planning committee for AzTAP/IHD conferences along with other AzTAP staff support the implementation of events as planned.
Provide support for other AzTAP/IHD training events as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned and requested.
Position reports to the AzTAP Program Director.
Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology (master's degree required), special education, rehabilitation engineering OR other disability related field.
Three years of experience working with individuals having a broad range of disabilities and/or functional limitations across the age span.
Two years of direct experience working in an assistive technology related position. OR,
Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
ATP credential (or willingness to acquire within 18 months of hire)
AT Certificate or Master's Degree in an assistive technology related field
Broad-based knowledge and advanced application skills relevant to assistive technology products and services
Knowledge of laws and policies relating to assistive and information technology
Knowledge of assistive technology related funding resources and policies
Understanding and application of Section 508 accessibility standards
Experienced Microsoft Office Suite user including accessibility features
Experienced and knowledgeable in creating accessible Microsoft Office and PDF documents.
Licensed Occupational Therapist, Licensed Speech & Language Therapist with Certificate of Clinical Competence or licensed Physical Therapist experienced with assistive technology.
Five years of direct work experience with assistive technology devices, or service delivery and training
Knowledge/Skills & Abilities:
Excellent oral, written and group presentation abilities
Strong interpersonal communication and collaborative abilities
Ability to take initiative to see projects through from beginning to completion
Effective organizational abilities and time management skills
Experience working effectively with underrepresented/culturally diverse populations
Position Closes: Thursday October 14th 11:59 PM
Additional Salary Information: (commensurate with experience)
Internal Number: 605066
About Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP)
AzTAP is Arizona’s Assistive Technology Act Program, one of 56 statewide programs focused on providing a comprehensive range of assistive technology services.