Imagine going to work each day, putting your knowledge of current and emerging technology together with your knack for showing people how to use those tools. Imagine that you can use your skills to help transform the lives people who are blind or visually impaired. 

That's what this job is.

The Assistive Technology Specialist is an integral part of the Adult Services Team, working to make an impact on the people we serve by integrating assistive technology among the tools that people with visual impairments, sometimes along with other disabilities, can access to adapt and enhance daily living skills.

  • Reports to the Supervisor of Adult Services.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in a computer related field or commensurate experience working in a computer related position; experience providing assistive technology evaluation/training to persons who are visually impaired preferred, CATIS certification or certification eligible preferred. Possess knowledge of the current accessible technologies for persons who are blind/visually impaired. 

  • Ability to assess software and hardware needs, including use of accessible software/hardware, to allow client to meet their goals. Proficient with accessibility features of mobile technology including iOS and Android devices and applications.  Ability to evaluate and provide instruction, including to persons with multiple disabilities, to determine goals pertaining to: accessing printed information, accessing electronic information, performing written communication, accessing mobile navigational information, participating in recreation and leisure activities through electronic means, ability to maintain personal, business and health records, ability to perform duties/tasks in the workplace.

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS and JOB DUTIES:

Determine, through evaluation, how assistive technology can meet the needs of persons who are blind/visually impaired and provide training related to the use of the appropriate assistive technology

Ability to drive for extended periods of time as services are itinerant covering the state of NH

Ensure timely input and reporting of service data in the client database

Participate in the development, implementation and completion of client programs within the department and agency

Collaborate with external partners in the provision of services to clients

Serve as a resource to clients, families and the community at large

Ability to work as a team player

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Excellent people skills

Serve as key member of the Adult Services Team

 

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS:

Be informed and passionate about the programs and services of Future In Sight

Maintain positive relationships, demonstrate tact and sensitivity while engaging with clients, consumers, board members, volunteers, vendors, and staff

Uphold the mission of Future In Sight and its values

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to lift up to 15 pounds of various materials on an occasional basis

Ability to remain standing or sitting for extended periods of time while performing job-related tasks

SCHEDULE:

Regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Schedule may often vary due to activities, events, and the general nature of the work. Additional hours, including evenings and weekends, are required periodically. Some travel within New Hampshire is required with mileage reimbursement. Future In Sight is located at 25 Walker Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301.

ABOUT FUTURE IN SIGHT:

Serving New Hampshire since 1912, Future In Sight New Hampshire's only non-profit organization  that is dedicated to providing a full range of education and rehabilitation services and technology training to infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with profound sight loss throughout the state. We offer a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience along with a generous benefits package including health and dental benefits, generous paid time off, paid professional development, a retirement plan with employer match, flexible spending accounts and more. Most importantly, we actively cultivate a work environment where staff feel valued, respected and fully supported. Come join our team!

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to Regina Mattrella, Supervisor of Adult Services, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.