[Athen] Fwd: Job Opportunity - Assistive Technology Specialist

Sean Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Tue Aug 25 11:55:57 PDT 2009

This may be of interest to some...

Take care,

Begin forwarded message:

> Date: August 25, 2009 8:31:26 AM PDT

> Subject: Job Opportunity - Assistive Technology Specialist


> https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp


> Search postings for Assistive Technology Specialist


> The basic description below was pulled from the advertisement. There

> are three positions available. One serving in the Northern, Southwest

> and Eastern Areas of Virginia. Job closes on 31 Aug 2009 so act

> quickly

> if you are interested.


> The Field Rehabilitation Services Division is seeking a qualified

> Therapist III/Assistive Technology Specialist for the Northern

> Virginia

> area of the state. In partnership with persons with disabilities and

> rehabilitation professionals, the Computer Accommodation Services

> Units

> in each FRS Region provide comprehensive interdisciplinary technology

> assessments and customized technology services, which may include

> special and individualized computer technology, customized

> rehabilitation engineering and fabrication, and adaptive devices for

> daily inclusion in society through the use of assistive technology.

> This

> position will serve as a specialized assistive technology clinician

> with

> advanced experience and knowledge in client evaluation and

> intervention

> techniques. This person will actively participate in activities and

> promote quality services to the clients we serve. This person will

> support the evaluation process and job placement services through

> assistive technology and work site assessment and intervention.

> Provides

> individualized computer assessments, recommends appropriate cost

> effective hardware and software technologies, researches, tests and

> implements various assistive technology devices into diversified

> computer settings in both networked and stand alone environments, may

> install, configure and upgrade computer systems to maximize

> employability/independence of persons with disabilities.

> Minimum Qualifications

> Ability to incorporate technology into employment plans of persons

> served and provide consultation on AT through an interdisciplinary

> team

> model. Knowledge of principles and practices of occupational therapy

> techniques. Knowledge of interviewing, evaluation, and intervention

> techniques, methods and tools for occupational therapy intervention;


> compliance requirements. Ability to communicate effectively and

> establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers

> and the professional community, especially able to work

> collaboratively

> as part of an interdisciplinary team. Ability to organize and manage

> multiple and sometimes unrelated responsibilities in a timely

> manner, to

> prioritize duties and exercise responsible judgment with minimal

> supervision. Effective verbal and written communication skills.

> Knowledge of computer systems/technologies, software and hardware,

> including compatibility issues as well as comprehensive knowledge of

> assistive technology. Ability to install computer hardware and

> software

> in various environments, including customers' homes and work sites.

> Working knowledge of Assistive Technology principles and practices

> required. Bachelor's or Master's degree in Occupational Therapy

> required. Virginia licensure as an occupational therapist or

> eligibility

> for licensure required. Experience working with Assistive Technology

> as

> a licensed Occupational Therapist preferred. Previous work or

> affiliation in a rehabilitation environment is preferred.



> C. Suzanne H. Simpson

> DRS Rehab Engineer

> Northern Virginia Region

> 571-431-2921


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