Organization:
Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision

Location:
Tampa, Florida,

Salary:
Based on degree level and experience

Contact Phone:
813-251-2407 x11

Contact Email:
candy.caldwell@lighthouseblv.org

Contact Address:

1106 West Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606

Job URL:

Rehabilitation Engineer/Assistive Technology Specialist II

Job Description:

The Rehabilitation Engineer/Assistive Technology Specialist II provides rehabilitation engineering, technical assistance, consultation, technology skills training and scripting of AT products to visually impaired clients and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Familiarization with current and legacy technologies
  • Ability to learn and provide JAWS and NVDA scripting as needed
  • Travel within the state of Florida and occasional national travel
  • Provide assessments of prospective job sites, detailing requirements, accessibility barriers and recommendations for successful outcomes
  • Provide assessments of individual user assistive technology needs
  • Consult with employers to analyze accessibility issues and provide technical support as needed
  • Following approval for job modification plan, purchase, deliver and install complete configuration, then provide consultation and training for recommended solution
  • Work with customers to arrange for purchase of assistive technology and computer equipment as needed
  • Provide follow-up, re-engineering and further technical support as needed
  • Perform Accessibility Audits to determine compliance with current WCAG and Section 508 standards and usability with AT products
  • Evaluate new technology and make recommendations for improvements in the program
  • Maintain records and complete reports as required (note: extensive report writing required).
  • Perform troubleshooting and repair on assistive technology and non-assistive technology hardware and software components.
  • If assigned, provide assistive technology training to individuals who are blind or have low vision
  • Consult as needed with other team members on provision of accessibility

About the Lighthouse
The Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. We are a non-profit agency providing on-site comprehensive rehabilitation programs for persons who are blind or visually impaired in Florida.

Rehabilitation Engineering Services are provided Statewide by Lighthouse Assistive Technology Specialists to help blind or visually impaired individuals maintain their existing employment through the use of assistive technology and devices.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Rehabilitation Engineering, Vocational Rehabilitation, Computer Science or related field preferred
  • Ability to provide scripting in AT products such as JAWS and NVDA
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written forms
  • Ability to teach both vocational and non-vocational clients
  • Knowledge of computer technology, job engineering, job placement and PC troubleshooting and repair skills
  • Must have own reliable transportation and be willing to travel extensively in Florida
  • Prefer experience in vocational services with persons who are disabled
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. of computer equipment for delivering and setting up workstations
  • Must earn DBS Assistive Technology Endorsement and ACVREP Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS) Certification within two vears of hire.