Assistive Technology and Rural Rehabilitation Direct Support Professional
Location: Des Moines , Iowa
Type: Full Time
Pay scale for this position begins at $16.00 an hour with an increase after a successful 90-day orientation & review to $16.25 an hour.
Competitive wage and benefits including medical, dental, vision, employer paid life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment/long term disability insurance, and a 403(b) Tax Deferred Retirement Plan offered to all full-time employees.
20 days of PTO in the first year, increasing to 25 days of PTO in the second year, that we not only let you take, but expect you to take off!
8 Additional paid holidays,
a culture that promotes from within for advancement opportunities,
and a supportive and flexible team working environment!
Easterseals Iowa is currently seeking a Rural Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Statewide Professional for our organization!
Ideal candidates will be driven to support a variety of clients to remove barriers with problem solving, assessments and evaluating client's needs. This role is person centered, to help individuals pursue their passions in life by finding creative solutions. Applicants will provide onsite evaluations and training for clients to increase independence, plan and communicate travel, in order to collaborate with delivery of equipment through various programs such as, Assistive Technology, Veterans Administration of low vision services, and Rural Solutions while providing assistance with demonstrations, tours, and loans.
Hours being offered are: Full Time- typical work days, with this position being housed in both our main Assistive Technology location at Easterseals Iowa, (Camp Sunnyside), and required travel across the State of Iowa, with some weekend availability as needed but flexibility as well.
Easterseals requires that potential employees complete a background check and have a good driving record, as they would be driving during the course of their job duties and must be insurable under our policy.
Provide on-site evaluation and training for clients to increase independence.
Develop rehabilitation plans and implement the objectives and goals of the plan using a client responsive approach for farm family members and rural residents eligible for the Rural Solutions Program statewide.
Implement services as requested through the Veterans Administration Low Vision Services.
Document client contact and maintain client confidential records.
Plan and communicate travel in order to collaborate with delivery of equipment through the Assistive Technology Program, Veterans Administration Low Vision Services, and Rural Solutions.
Provide and develop awareness, training, and presentations for partners that increases knowledge and referrals to programing.
Complete individual and program monthly demonstrations as required for partners and contracts.
Maintain up to date AT4all online inventory for the Assistive Technology Lending Library in collaboration with the RS/AT Team.
Utilize community resource people, places, and materials to provide needed solutions for clients.
Appropriately document client information, and progress as required for partnerships and agency requirements.
Work closely with Marketing and Communication Coordinator to develop and implement marketing, education, and outreach strategies for the AT Center and Rural Solutions program.
Provide Assistive Technology assessments, demonstrations, tours, loans and evaluations.
Provide back-up to other department members as needed and directed.
Are you interested in using creative methods while collaborating with others to support individuals in improving their daily lives? Easterseals Iowa is searching for a new team members to support and assist individuals in meeting their needs and increasing independence! Ideal candidates will be driven to support a variety of clients to remove barriers with problem solving, assessments and evaluating client's needs. This role is person centered, to help individuals pursue their passions in life by finding creative solutions.