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Assistive Technology Specialist

Recruitment #180306-K22A-02

Introduction

Position may be filled at a higher level.

Position Location: TBD – Southeastern Oklahoma

*Position travels extensively throughout Southeastern Oklahoma, and depending on selected applicant position may be located in Muskogee, Ada, McAlester or Ardmore.*

Essential Functions: 
This position is assigned a full workload/caseload and is responsible for performing professional level work in Assistive Technology (AT) services for Vocational Rehabilitation for DRS consumers with physical, cognitive, mental disabilities and other significant impairments that could benefit from the AT accommodations. VR AT Specialist will complete assessments for AT and/or accommodation needs for home, vehicle, education, job site evaluation, employment and computer issues.

The successful candidate will have the ability to easily establish rapport with the consumer, requires “thinking outside the box” and being creative. The person selected must be able to complete professional reports according to required agency standards for AT evaluations and recommendations.

This position requires frequent travel throughout Southeastern Oklahoma, including extended work hours and possible overnights stays.

Employee will participate in training to qualify to sit for the RESNA ATP Certification. Preference may be given to applicants currently holding a RESNA ATP certification or ATACP program certificate, background in Rehab Engineering and/or PT/OT/ST credentials.

The successful applicant must be willing to perform all job related travel.

Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.

Background Check: 
The Department of Rehabilitation Services will conduct a criminal background check on new hires as part of an offer of employment that is made contingent upon a successful criminal background check.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

ALL SOURCES – Applicants, without previous classified state service, those that are in the unclassified status OR currently in probationary status, must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line External Listings applicant system (www.jobaps.com/ok/). 

Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system (
www.jobaps.com/OK/promo.asp). 

If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing professional work in assistive technology services for the vocational rehabilitation of individuals with physical or mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairments. Assigned responsibilities include evaluating of work capacities and providing technical assistance for home/work site modifications for individuals, agencies, and the community.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignment, the level of expertise required for the completion of the duties assigned and the responsibly assigned for assisting, training and supervising others.

Level I:
This is the basic level where incumbents perform trainee level duties under direct supervision as an Assistive Technology Specialist and develop their skills in assessments and knowledge of assistive technology. The incumbent will not complete complex assistive technology assessments (home modifications, vehicle modifications, wheelchair seating or Environmental controls) unless with the assistance of a mentor. Primary assignments will be related to computer access and may provide training to consumers and partners of the Department of Rehabilitation Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:      
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree from an accredited program in vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation of the blind, vocational evaluation, or counseling or a master’s degree with one year of experience in assistive technology, rehabilitation or related field. 

Level II:
     
Education and Experience requirements at this level include those identified in Level I plus one additional year experience in assistive technology, rehabilitation or related field and eligibility to sit for the certification/licensure exam specific to the professional job duties such as the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRS), the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), accreditation under the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education (ACVREP), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), or Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) will substitute for six months of required experience only.

Level III:     
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of professional assistive technology experience and completion of appropriate certification or education as follows: a.) certification for positions in visual services: Assistive Technology Applications Certification Program; b.) certification for positions in vocational rehabilitation services: Assistive Technology Professional Certification Program (ATP); or education (both services) which includes a minimum completion of certification of 15 graduate credit hours/or one year in an accredited graduate program in Assistive Technology, Biomedical Engineering, any engineering science program, Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy.

Level IV:     
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified at Level III plus one additional year of professional experience in assistive technology. Certification is required from a “Train the Trainer” program and a DRS recognized Rehabilitation Leadership Program such as any TACE Center, CLICK, NRLI, or WINGS.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

The Department of Rehabilitation Services has been authorized to utilize a Selective Qualification when interviewing applicants for this position.

"Master’s degree from an accredited program in vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation of the blind, rehab engineering, vocational evaluation, occupational therapist, special education instruction or counseling. "

NOTES

Applicant must upload a copy of their transcript or official letter from registrar’s office certifying degree to their application submission

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on: 100% Qualification Review.

 ***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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