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Assistive Technology Specialist IV

Job in Ada - Pontotoc County - OK Oklahoma - USA , 74821
Company: State of Oklahoma
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-05
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
  • Social Work
Job Description & How to Apply Below
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.

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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.

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Level I:

\\\nThis 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.

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Level II:

\\\nThis 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.

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Level III:

\\\nThis 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.

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Level IV:

\\\nThis 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.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:

\\\nEducation 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.

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\\\nLevel II:

\\\nEducation 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.

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Level III:

\\\nEducation 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.

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Level IV:

\\\nEducation 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.

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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.

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\\\nPlease 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.

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Introduction

May be filled at a Level III, K22C, Level II, K22B or Level I, K22A

Position location: SBVI 58 - Ada

Monthly Salary Range: Minimum Maximum

Level IV (Pay Band N) $3,776.75 $6,924.00

Level III (Pay Band M) $3,402.42 $6,237.75

Level II (Pay Band L) $3,065.33 $5,619.75

Level I (Pay Band K) $2,786.67 $5,108.92

* The final location of this position is dependent upon selected applicant.

Essential Functions:

Assistive Technology Specialist provides AT evaluation, assessment, recommendations and training for AT devices and equipment for blind and visually impaired SBVI clients; participates in the development of program policies and procedures and adherence to federal laws and rules pertaining to assistive technology, assists SBVI counselors and teachers in appropriate recommendations for AT devices and equipment to meet consumers' individual needs, Duties include assessing the functional limitations and abilities of individuals who are blind and visually impaired; evaluating need for home modification, computer access, low vision devices, prescribing assistive technology services and devices appropriate to the needs of the consumer and for the adaptation of job site/ employment. This position is also responsible for providing training to consumers regarding assistive technology devices and techniques, and for tracking the progress of consumers utilizing assistive technology.

Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer candidates with assistive technology and AT training experience; experience in working with blind and visually impaired individuals and who hold Master's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related field.

Background Check:

The Department of Rehabilitation Services will conduct a criminal background check on new hires as part of an offer of employment that is made contingent upon a successful criminal background check.

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.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

Method of Application:

ALL SOURCES - Applicants, without previous classified state service, those that are in the unclassified status OR currently in probationary status, must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line External Listings applicant system ().

Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system ().

For questions regarding specific duties or details of this job, please contact Human Resources at (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below)

For inquiries on the application process or general application inquiries, please contact Applicant Services at (405) 521-2177.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

BASIC PURPOSE

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.
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