Instructor – Access Technology – Contract

Job Title: Instructor – Access Technology

Supervisor: Director of Learning and Development

FLSA (Exempt/Nonexempt): Contract

Department: Education & Enrichment

Date of Posting: September 2021

Job Summary:

The instructor is responsible for providing training to blind and visually impaired students both one-on-one, and in group workshops. Instructors work with each student to define learning goals, present materials in a clear and comprehensive manner, and document instruction in ASB’s database. Instructors stay current on the latest industry training standards to benefit ASB’s students and community members.

Essential Functions:

(Instructor)

  • Instructors work with each student to define learning goals, present material in a clear and comprehensive manner and document instruction in the ASB’s database.
  • Develop course curriculum and lesson materials for each skill level
  • Evaluate and document skill level of new students
  • Participate in participant-centered interdisciplinary meetings
  • Provide the most up-to-date industry standard training
  • Conduct public education and community training events on an as-needed basis
  • Provide training and support to ASB staff on an as-needed basis
  • Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all participant-related matters
  • Act professionally at all times as a representative of ASB, demonstrated by interacting positively with ASB Staff, program participants, volunteers, Board Members, organizational partners, and guests
  • Completion of work in a timely and high-quality manner, meeting established deadlines and sensitive to the needs of the ASB targeted population
  • Maintain professional growth through seminars and workshops
  • Effectively manage class environment to ensure appropriate learning environment for all participants
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned

(Access Technology)

  • Instruct adult students in beginning, intermediate, and advanced computer and iPhone skills based on industry best practices
  • Provide instruction in Windows, Internet, Word Processing, and Spread Sheet operations, using screen magnification programs and screen readers based on industry best practices
  • Configure personal computers for speech and screen enlargement
  • Participate in participant-centered interdisciplinary meetings

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A

Qualifications:

  • Training and/or certification in Access Technology related field (Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS) preferred)
  • At least three (3) years of demonstrated knowledge of Windows, using up-to-date screen magnification programs and adapted speech software
  • At least three (3) years of demonstrated knowledge of IOS and Android devices and platforms
  • Knowledge of Voice Over and Talk Back
  • Solid experience in databases, spreadsheets, and accessing the Internet using adaptive software
  • Bachelor’s degree or two years of college and equivalent work experience in Information Technology
  • Ability to configure speech and screen enlargement software for word processing
  • Strong computer, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, planning, and documentation skills
  • Ability to successfully teach a diverse group of adult students
  • ‘Braille Note Taker’ skills a plus
  • Experience working in the disability community, healthcare setting, or related field

Other:

The above is intended to describe the general content and requirements for the performance for this position. It is not to be construed as the exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. I have read the Instructor – Access Technology job description and understand the functions and objectives of the position.

We believe all individuals participating in ASB programming should take part in the development of personal goals tailored to how they wish to live and function with the level of vision they possess. Participants should be supported to learn new skills to help achieve their goals based on the best practices instituted and approved by ASB. As a member of the ASB team, I agree to promote and not deviate from the teaching curriculum of ASB.

ASB’s Person-Centered Focus:

We believe all individuals participating in ASB programming should take part in the development of personal goals tailored to how they wish to live and function with the level of vision they possess. Participants should be supported to learn new skills to help achieve their goals based on the best practices instituted and approved by ASB.

ASB is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

ASB is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring and professional development practices that embrace the principles of equity, fairness, and inclusion in order to build a diverse staff and support a diverse community.

How to Apply:

Please apply via Indeed.