Job Title: Assistive Technology Coordinator
Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Lead AT Advocate
Location: North Orange County Office
Position Overview: Conducts outreach and education activities to advance and improve the use of Assistive Technology (AT) within the disability community; provides assessments, demonstrations, and instruction on the use of AT; works with consumers to address their AT needs.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- Promotes use of Assistive Technology within under-served and under-represented consumer populations, specifically the Latino, Spanish-speaking community;
- Advances the importance of AT in helping people with disabilities to live independently, with a specific emphasis on physical disabilities, durable medical equipment (DME), and other mobility-related devices;
- Implements strategies to increase the use of AT in the business sector;
- Identifies potential funders for acquisition of AT;
- Updates and posts new resources for the AT Directory;
- Provides AT-related information and referral assistance;
- Engages with other AT Coordinators in an effort to strengthen and expand acquisition and use of AT;
- Conducts training on AT equipment, devices, accessibility software, and supportive systems, as well as formal assessments to identify AT-related consumer needs;
- Works directly with consumers to achieve their AT goals through coordination of services;
- Responsible for entering/reporting data in data collection systems;
- Identifies and cultivates opportunities for fee-for-service activities;
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
- 2 years’ experience working or training in Assistive Technology or a related field (knowledge of and experience with mobility-related devices is preferred); or
- An equivalent combination of education and experience;
- Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) Certification (RESNA), may be obtained within first six (6) months of hire;
- Evidence of familiarity with computer systems, adaptive software and hardware, and operational programs;
- Demonstrated ability to conduct effective research;
- Working knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy and methodology;
- Valid California Driver’s License or state identification card; car insurance, (if applicable); and reliable mode of transportation;
- Bilingual in Spanish is required, ability to communicate in ASL is a plus.
- Communicates in a clear, timely, and respectful manner;
- Demonstrates professionalism during work activities;
- Contributes to positive, supportive workplace interactions;
- Provides consumer-driven services in alignment with Independent Living Philosophy;
- Enters service data in a timely and accurate manner;
- Follows through on assigned tasks and due dates;
- Maintains a collaborative approach and works effectively as part of a team;
- Receptive to and willing to implement constructive feedback;
- Takes responsibility for communicating issues when they arise (and addressing them when able);
- Proactively shares feedback, ideas, and suggestions for organizational growth;
- Maintains attendance, punctuality, and other performance standards as outlined in DMC’s Employee Handbook.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Normal office temperature-controlled conditions with quiet to moderate noise level and little to no exposure to heat, dust, or fumes. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position working at a desk; operate a computer and other office machinery including printer, copier, and telephone; move about inside the office to access office machinery; exchange information with coworkers and the public; and may need to lift or move up to 10 pounds.
Diversity / Inclusion:
The Dayle McIntosh Center is committed to maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion and seeks to be representative of the communities we serve, including minorities and individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. DMC welcomes the unique contributions that employees bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. DMC does not and will not discriminate on the basis of these or any protected category in any of its activities or operations.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
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