[Athen] Job Opening in Silicon Valley

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Tue Nov 8 11:39:06 PST 2011


JOB POSTING October 24,

Assistive Technology (AT) Coordinator

The Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) is searching for an
Assistive Technology Coordinator to join us in our mission to create fully
inclusive communities that value the dignity, equality, freedom and worth of
every human being. We are a cross-disability, intergenerational, and
multicultural disability justice organization that builds disability
identity, culture and pride; creates opportunities for personal and
community transformation; and partners with others to ensure that civil and
human rights are protected.

The AT Coordinator is a full-time position that reports directly to the
Director of Programs and is responsible for providing services and
conducting outreach in Santa Clara County, for the purpose of developing
resources in order to provide Assistive Technology outreach, demonstrations,
advocacy, and information and Referral

Summary of Essential Job Responsibilities:

1. Training on various AT and mainstream technologies

2. Assessments/evaluations of AT for individuals

3. Conducting quarterly AT outreach and demonstrations for the community

4. Maintaining an AT database

5. Participating in statewide AT Network Training sessions for other AT

6. Managing the AT lending Library at SVILC

7. Provide appropriate AT information and referral services to

8. Complete monthly and quarterly statistical tracking reports and
records to funding sources, and in-house purposes, as requested

9. Participate in meetings, tours, and presentations as needed

Qualifications: Candidates should have knowledge of the variety of assistive
technology available for the cross-disability population, and be familiar
with disability rights and disability law. Excellent communication and
writing skills, and the ability to work both autonomously and
collaboratively as a team player are essential. An understanding of, and
commitment to, disability justice and equal opportunity within a
rights-based, social justice framework.

Minimum educational background required - Associate of Arts degree in
education, counseling or related field, or two years of experience as
an instructional or therapeutic aide in working with adults with
disabilities. Bachelor's degree preferred in education, counseling, or
occupational therapy.

Compensation: Depending upon candidate's experience and track record, this
position offers a competitive compensation package that includes a 35-hour
work week and generous benefits.

Desired Start Date: Immediately, position open until filled.

Interested candidates should email or fax a resume with a cover letter
summarizing qualifications, compensation requirements, and experience to:

Todd Teixeira, Director of Programs

Email: toddt at svilc.org

SVILC is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, members of
other marginalized communities, and those with personal experience with
disability are highly encouraged to apply.

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