Assistive Technology Manager – Georgetown, Del.
Assistive Technology Manager – Georgetown, Del.Posted October 16, 2020 3:10 pm
Ensure Delawareans with disabilities have access to technology that enables them to live safer, more productive, more independent lives. Join the Center for Disabilities Studies’s Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) as an Assistive Technology Manager.
DATI is Delaware’s federally funded AT State Program. It operates an Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) in each county. Each ATRC houses a large inventory of assistive devices and provides a variety of services to a wide range of constituents in the community.
This position is located at DATI’s Georgetown office in Sussex County.
The following are summaries. The full AT Manager job description and application can be accessed at the UD Careers webpage.
Under general direction of the Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) Program Director, who is also the Center Director, the Assistive Technology Manager executes the programmatic and administrative responsibilities associated with the operation of a DATI Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC).
- Works with individuals with disabilities and those who support them in the identification of AT that can help them meet the demands placed upon them in their environments and live comfortably and safely in their community of choice, coaching service providers/clinicians to do the same.
- Facilitates efficient and appropriate short-term equipment loans
- Conducts objective device demonstrations and comparisons; designs and delivers workshops and training sessions to a wide variety of constituents in early intervention and K-12 settings
- Participates in outreach activities, including exhibits, health fairs, media events, etc.; develops print materials in support of AT awareness and outreach
- Collaborates with UD faculty and staff to raise awareness and promote utilization of AT through academic coursework, research activities, and direct service initiatives.
- Maintains awareness of commercial AT marketplace to inform future purchases
- Oversees all facets of the ATRC’s daily operation, including supervising administrative support personnel
- Complies with ethical, legal, and human rights issues related to technology use.
- Bachelor’s degree in human services, education, or technology domain and four years of experience providing services in the area of assistive technology; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- AT credential from an institution of higher education or other legitimate accrediting body preferred.
- Experience working with populations in the K-12 range.
- Knowledge of AT devices such as computer hardware and software, augmentative communication devices, devices for those with sensory impairments, tools for activities of daily living, and mobility equipment.
- Computer skills in both Apple and Windows platforms.
- Experience designing and delivering training for professionals, individuals with disabilities, and family members.
- Accessible, reliable transportation for various events, trainings and seminars required.
To learn more about this position and to apply, access the AT Manager job posting on the UD Careers webpage.