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Outlook Enrichment
Adaptive Technology Trainer

Job Description

Summary of Position:

Summary of Position:

The Adaptive Technology Trainer primarily works one on one with participants mentoring on a variety of adaptive technologies for the blind and visually impaired. Trainers research and learn new technology, schedule and report on client trainings, plan an outcome-focused training programs tailored for individual needs of Outlook Nebraska’s associates and members of the broader community seeking such training. Trainers also supports IT in the maintenance of adaptive technology as time permits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned).
•Trains participants and associates on a variety of adaptive technologies including JAWS, NVDA, all Microsoft Office software, advanced internet searches, smartphone and app technology
•Coordinate schedules of their trainees
•Assess training participant capacity and determine most appropriate training/education opportunities
•Provide empowering one-on-one and small group adaptive technology training.
•Suggest and implement approved enhancements and improvements of services
•Assess and document the success of services
•Log and record participation in services
•Function as a member of the Enrichment Programs teams, supporting Enrichment Program initiatives as assigned.
•Public promotion and demonstration of technology capacity.
•Support IT with maintenance of adaptive technology as time permits.

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Minimum Qualifications

Required Education - Experience

Required Education - Experience
•Significant experience with traditional computer system operation and navigation as well as adaptive technologies utilized by the blind and visually impaired
•Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Explorer and other software applications.
•Fluency in smart phone technologies for the blind and visually impaired (iPhone preferred)
•Comfort working one-on-one with individuals in a training capacity
•Clear verbal communication skills

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Salary

$18.27 - $23.00 an Hour

Location

Omaha Nebraska

Education

High School Diploma or GED- some college or technical training preferred

Application Deadline

Wed, 03/01/2023 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

https://www.outlookne.org/employment

Columbiana County Educational Service Center
Visual Impairment / Orientation & Mobility Teacher

Job Description

Description: We are seeking a Teacher with credentials in serving students with visual impairments and/or Orientation and Mobility needs for…

Description: We are seeking a Teacher with credentials in serving students with visual impairments and/or Orientation and Mobility needs for Columbiana County. As a TVI/O&M Specialist, you will evaluate the skills and related vision-specific needs of students. Needs may include the areas of sensory, cognitive, social, motor, and self-help/IDL skills. You will develop appropriate IEPs for the instruction based on assessments that are designed to increase independent functioning of the student in a variety of settings. Additionally, you will collaborate with the school staff to provide VI/O&M therapy designed to increase specific skills and consult with parents, teachers and other professionals regarding the needs of the students.

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Minimum Qualifications

● Certification in TVI and/or Orientation and Mobility (O&M)

● Certification in TVI and/or Orientation and Mobility (O&M)
● Experience with the use of low vision aids, Braille, special equipment and devices
● Excellent communication skills and ability to work cooperatively with parents, teachers, and other professionals.

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Salary

TBD based on experience

Location

Columbiana County, Ohio

Education

Certification in TVI and/or Orientation and Mobility (O&M)

Application Deadline

Wed, 03/01/2023 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

rfrank@ccesc.k12.oh.us

National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision
Research Scientist I-II-III or Senior

Job Description

The primary responsibilities of this position are to (1) plan, manage, implement, and promote applied research projects related to the employment of…

The primary responsibilities of this position are to (1) plan, manage, implement, and promote applied research projects related to the employment of people who are blind or have low vision, (2) disseminate research findings via authoring peer-reviewed manuscripts and presenting at national conferences, and (3) participate in the preparation and writing of grant/contract applications and reports.

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Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Psychology, Sociology, Educational Psychology, or a related field.…

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Psychology, Sociology, Educational Psychology, or a related field. The level of the position (I, II, III, or Senior) will determine the amount of related experience required. Experience working with or conducting research about people with disabilities, particularly those who are blind or have low vision, is strongly preferred. Experience managing and analyzing large national datasets is also preferred.

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Location

Starkville, MS

National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision
Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description

The Postdoctoral Associate will assist senior research staff with conducting federally-funded research studies associated with employment for…

The Postdoctoral Associate will assist senior research staff with conducting federally-funded research studies associated with employment for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Postdoctoral Associate will receive mentoring from senior research staff to develop research skills and prepare the person to lead future research projects.

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Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Psychology, Sociology, Educational Psychology, or a related…

The minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Psychology, Sociology, Educational Psychology, or a related field. Experience working with or conducting research related to people with disabilities, particularly those who are blind or have low vision, is strongly preferred. Experience working with large national datasets is also preferred.

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Location

Starkville, MS

Helen Keller National Center
Director of Information Research Professional Development.

Job Description

The Mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is to enable each person who is DeafBlind to live and work in his or…

The Mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is to enable each person who is DeafBlind to live and work in his or her community of choice. Authorized by an Act of Congress in 1967, HKNC is the only organization of its kind—providing training and resources exclusively to people age 16 and over who have combined vision and hearing loss.

We currently have an exciting career opportunity available to join the HKNC team as the Director of our Information, Research, and Professional Learning (IRPD) department! The Director, IRPD is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of professional learning projects including web based module development, professional learning seminars, tailored and customized professional learning opportunities and visits. The Director oversees the Information Services department, professionals and consumer family requests for information, and writing and dissemination of HKNC articles and publications. The Director coordinates regular training events, research, information dissemination and implements grants to maximize professional learning and product development and dissemination.

Must demonstrate a sincere commitment to HKS’s Mission and Values and conduct him/herself at a high professional level at all times and project a positive image of HKS internally and externally.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Develops guidelines, processes and protocols for HKNC’s professional learning activities. Monitors and coordinates a continuous calendar of professional learning events throughout the year.
Identifies and cultivates partners including agencies, organizations, universities, and individuals for seminars, conferences, product development and other professional learning opportunities.
Negotiates training and consulting contracts.
Partners with accrediting entities to offer CEUs for professional training courses.
Oversees and develops curriculum and professional learning materials for web based courses, seminars and other national training events in collaboration with national partners and all HKNC departments.
Oversee HKNC’s development and provision of information on best practices and current training topics regarding DeafBlind vocational rehabilitation. Directs materials, curriculum and course development by addressing priorities of DeafBlind individuals, professionals and families
Maintains data of outcomes of all training activities and information dissemination for federal and grant funding sources, reports on training and grant outcomes and research initiatives.
Offers guidance and support to the development of the HKNC website and Learning Management system. Guides and supports media materials generated by HKNC’s Public Relations firm and Coordinator of Information Services.
Manage and oversee staff and training activities of the IRPD department including production of HKNC’s newsletters; braille training for staff, and braille transcription services.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in Special Education or Rehabilitation or related field required.
Minimum ten (10) years of experience working in the field of DeafBlindness.
Must possess strong writing and organizational skills.
Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Outlook, Access, Powerpoint and Excel), basic video editing skills, photo editing skills, Adobe Pro, and videoconferencing programs such as Zoom required. Must have some knowledge of accessibility guidelines for presentations, documents and, formats for on-line learning.
Knowledge of DeafBlind culture, DeafBlind communities, priorities, trends, etiologies and cultural diversity.
Must have excellent leadership ability and experience. Must have the ability to “think outside the box”, provide new opportunities, enhance change and improve organization to lead and excel as premiere resource on DeafBlind rehabilitation to service providers nationwide.

POSITION BENEFITS This is a Full time position with benefits including:
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Paid Time Off
11 Paid Holidays Off
Life Insurance
Short/Long Term Disability
Additional Ancillary Benefits
403b Program w/Employer Match
Employee Assistance Program
Career Advancement opportunities
Professional Development

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Salary

120,000

Location

Sands Point, NY

Education

Master’s degree in Special Education or Rehabilitation or related field required. Minimum ten (10) years of experience working in the field of DeafBlindness.

Application Deadline

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 00:00