Assistive Technology Specialist

Recruitment #220314-K22A-01

Introduction

Assistive Technology Specialist, Level I, K22A
Location
:    TBD (SBVI)

Monthly/Annual Salary:           Monthly            Annual 
Level I (Pay band K)              $3,161.968        $37,943.62

*The final location of this position is dependent upon selected applicant.

Essential Functions: 
*This position works with blind and severely visually impaired Oklahomans.* Assistive Technology Specialist provides AT evaluation, assessment, recommendations and training for AT devices and equipment for blind and visually impaired SBVI clients; participates in the development of program policies and procedures and adherence to federal laws and rules pertaining to assistive technology, assists SBVI counselors and teachers in appropriate recommendations for AT devices and equipment to meet consumers' individual needs, Duties include assessing the functional limitations and abilities of individuals who are blind and visually impaired; evaluating need for home modification, computer access, low vision devices, prescribing assistive technology services and devices appropriate to the needs of the consumer and for the adaptation of job site/ employment. This position is also responsible for providing training to consumers regarding assistive technology devices and techniques, and for tracking the progress of consumers utilizing assistive technology. Applicant must be willing to perform all job-related travel.

Trial period (if applicable) is required.

Application must include transcript which shows master’s degree has been awarded and any current Assistive Technology Professional (ATP/ATACP) certification, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification or documentation of eligibility to sit for above certification.

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. 

Preferred Qualifications: Prefer candidates with assistive technology and training experience; experience in working with blind and visually impaired individuals and who hold master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or a closely related field.

Benefit Highlights: The Department of Rehabilitation Services provides a comprehensive benefits package designed to support our employees and their dependents.

Benefits Include:
• Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums
• A wide choice of health insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations
• Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses or dependent care
• Employee assistance programs and health and fitness programs
• 11 paid holidays
• 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave for the first year
• Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match
• Longevity Bonus for years of service
• 5% additional pay for the possession of an appropriate professional certification or licensure
• Training opportunities to help meet CEU requirements

Method of Application
ALL SOURCES – Applicants without previous state service OR currently in trial period 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 state service must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system (www.jobaps.com/OK/promo.asp

For questions regarding specific duties or details of this job, please contact Human Resources at HR@okdrs.gov

For inquiries on the application process or general application inquiries, please contact Applicant Services at (405) 521-2177.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I – 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Prefer candidates with assistive technology and training experience; experience in working with blind and visually impaired individuals and who hold master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or a closely related field.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

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


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