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STAFF SPECIALIST II EDUCATION

Assistive Technology Clinician

Recruitment #18-005297-0003

Introduction

Limited to current Contractual and Permanent Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) employees.

GRADE

State Salary Schedule: 16

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore Maryland  21218

Main Purpose of Job

This is a clinical level position with the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Technology Services Program that specializes in the application of computer based and other assistive technologies that when applied, promote employment, economic self-sufficiency and/or independence of individuals with disabilities.

POSITION DUTIES

Responsible for performing assistive technology services in the Rehabilitation Technology Services Department. Perform detailed and comprehensive clinical assessments of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deaf/blind to determine potential need for and benefit from computer based and other assistive technology.  Provide assessments at home, training and work sites to determine most appropriate application of assistive technology and related accommodation strategies.  Performs the following Assistive Technology Support Services and Training, as appropriate: Setup and configure computer systems and related assistive technology. Track and monitor equipment/software purchased for all DORS consumers serviced and coordination with vendors, DORS/WTC/RTS staff and consumers to ensure timely receipt of equipment/software. Conduct individual orientation, demonstrations, and training on assistive technology hardware and software. Provide technical support on assistive technology hardware/software and mainstream computer technology to all DORS consumers and employers.  Meet service outcome goals.  Secure appropriate AWARE service authorization items.  Performs case management duties and completes required documentation including written reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree is required.  A Master’s Degree is preferred.

Experience:

Two years of professional experience in software/hardware technical support, assistive technology, teaching or rehabilitation work in education or rehabilitation programs for individuals with disabilities. Experience working with individuals with disabilities including individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deaf/blind is preferred.  

Notes:

Certifications such as RESNA’s Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), ACVREP’s Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS), Vendor Certifications (JAWS, ZoomText etc…), or certificate/degree’s in AT or Special Education such as CSUN’s Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) preferred.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Proficiency in American Sign Language is required.

**Applicant must meet the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of Assistive Technologies, including but not limited to video and optical magnifiers, Screen Magnification and Screen Reading programs, Standalone Readers, Voice Recorders (commercial and adaptive).   Knowledge of Commercial Technologies, software, and their accessibility settings, including but not limited to MAC OS, Apple iOS, Android, Windows OS, Microsoft Office and Internet Browsers.   Knowledge of existing and emerging technologies.   Skilled in installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and training on assistive technology.   Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, stoop, bend, reach, and climb.   Ability to provide quality customer service and communicate effectively.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to current Contractual and Permanent Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) employees.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #18-005297-0003. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Selective Qualifications for the position.

Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. To obtain a paper application visit our website dors.state.md.us or marylandpublicschools.org. TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required.

This position has been designated as a Special Appointment. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.