This person will be a critical part of our AT team by performing assistive technology assessments and training for clients with a variety of needs.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Conduct Assistive Technology Assessments and Recommend appropriate technology solutions.
Work as part of an Assessment Team with other AT staff
Research new technology for AT Center and clients
Write complete AT Evaluations for clients
Complete Intake information on clients
Complete Release of Information forms
Help Clients find funding sources for equipment
Conduct consultations by phone as needed, keeping a documented record
Bill Clients for services when this is appropriate
Conduct workshops on Assistive Technology
Learn software and hardware in AT Center. Keep up to date and help other AT staff.
Maintain records of every contact: visits, meetings, phone, fax, and email for all clients. Keep a record of this in the client's file.
Keep the "Monthly activity log" current and turn it in to the Director at the end of each month.
Help get bids for equipment from vendors, making sure that equipment (hardware and software) is compatible.
Provide support for clients when their equipment is not working correctly. Keep the Director informed when there are problems.
Help with initial training for clients on software and hardware as assigned.
Signal Centers is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to affirm the dignity and worth of every person. It is, therefore, the policy of the organization to practice and ensure the fair and equitable treatment of all employees with respect to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability and promote the full realization of this policy through all employment practices.
Minimum of a bachelor's degree in special education, vocational rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or a related field. Other degrees with Assistive Technology Post-graduate certificate are also accepted.
Experience working with individuals with differing abilities and familiarity with assistive technology is critical to this position. Previous experience low-vision, blind or visually impaired persons will also be helpful.
RESNA (ATP) certification is preferred. Those not certified will be expected to work towards and obtain certification as a priority.
Must have personal transportation and provide proof of auto insurance that meets TN state guidelines.
Must be able to interact with staff & clients professionally.
Must communicate effectively and have interpersonal skills that facilitate positive interactions with clients, staff, and partner agencies.
Must be able to prioritize duties, effectively organize workload, and manage details.
Ability to access, enter and retrieve data within a computer system.
Our Mission: To strengthen children, adults and families through services focusing on disabilities, early childhood education and self-sufficiency.
Our Vision: A community that fosters lifelong independence for children, adults and families.
Our Core Values: Respect. Integrity. Teamwork. Innovation. Stewardship.
When Signal Centers opened its doors in 1957, our program consisted of nine children with cerebral palsy, one small classroom, and a common goal to help individuals with disabilities achieve a life of self-sufficiency. More than 60 years later, our goal has not changed.
We now serve nearly 200 children through our Children’s Program and home-based services and have created programs like Adult Day Services and Assistive Technology Services to help meet needs in the community and further our mission of helping all individuals with disabilities, regardless of age, strive for a life of independence, but our work has not stopped there.
Partnering with the City of Chattanooga, Signal Centers implemented Family Forward, an initiative providing mentoring, resource connection, and community building to families in Chattanooga.
In addition, we have become a mana...ging partner of the Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral Network, a Tennessee Department of Human Services program providing training, advocacy, and technical assistance to licensed child care professionals, parents, and children across all 95 counties in Tennessee. WAGE$ is also a state program that supplements the salaries of Tennessee’s Early Childhood Educators.
We have come a long way from our humble beginnings in 1957. In just a short time, Signal Centers has become a leader in early childhood education, assistive technology, and family development. Although our influence has spread across the entire state of Tennessee, the original spirit of Signal Centers is the hub for the multiple services we provide to the community.
We are one Signal Centers family.