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Assistive Technology Specialist IV

Company: State of Oklahoma
Location: Ada
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

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. Level II: This is the career level where incumbents perform professional duties as an Assistive Technology Specialist under limited supervision. The incumbent performs assessments for the Department of Rehabilitation Services consumers, partner agencies, and other referral sources. The incumbent may be required to perform training and public speaking to enhance knowledge and advocate for use of assistive technology - curriculum for training to be approved by Assistive Technology Lead or Unit Supervisor. Level III: This is the specialist level where incumbents are assigned responsibilities for performing all types of assistive technology assessments including complex Assistive Technology assessments (home modifications, vehicle modifications, wheelchair seating or Environmental controls) for all referral sources. This level requires incumbents to develop curriculum for staff training or consumer training for Assistive Technology, and make presentations. This incumbent will be a community liaison for Assistive Technology needs. This position may mentor Level I staff. Level IV: This position includes all the same duties as a Level III with the added responsibilities of supervising Assistive Technology staff. The incumbent may be involved in special projects, pilot projects, and may have special duties related to agency policy and procedure development, and will be primary staff involved in developing and presenting assistive technology training to staff. 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. NOTES Application must include transcript which shows Master's degree has been awarded and any current RESNA 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. 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.

Keywords: State of Oklahoma, Norman , Assistive Technology Specialist IV, Other , Ada, Oklahoma

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