Friday, December 8, 2017

Job Opening - Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist for MonTECH

The Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist for MonTECH within the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities will work closely with the Program Director to serve people who need Assistive Technology (AT). The primary responsibilities are to provide demonstrations, trainings, assessments, and support for people with disabilities who need AT. This position requires the individual to be able to work with a full spectrum of ages and disabilities. This person will advocate for AT services and supports that enable individuals to participate fully in a range of home, community, work, or education settings. The person needs to be motivated to provide services based on best practices, communicate with service providers and AT consumers, and be able to multi-task and prioritize competing demands. This position requires the individual be able to collaborate with the University of Montana, school districts, health care facilities, and other stakeholders.

Required Skills

·         Proficient use of assistive technology as they relate to self-care, independent living, computer access, mobility, communication, cognitive functioning, vision, and hearing

·         Ability to show consumers how to use assistive technology in home, community, school, and for employment

·         Knowledge of AT assessment and evaluation processes

·         Ability to collaborate with professionals from other disciplines and agencies

·         Ability to take technical information and explain it to others in non-technical terms

·         Ability to perform public relation functions, deliver AT trainings, and conduct outreach services

·         Strong organization, communication, and writing skills

·         Ability to travel

Required Experience

§  Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) considered if the candidate has experience with assistive technology, OR

§  Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) with work experience, OR

§  Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, such as Social Work, Communication Sciences, or other, would be considered if the candidate has experience with assistive technology.

§  Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT) or Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) encouraged to apply.
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About MonTECH at Rural Institute and the University of Montana

The University of Montana Rural Institute serves as a resource in education, research, and service as it relates to the needs of rural people in Montana with disabilities, including their families and those who serve and support them.
The Rural Institute is one of a national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), funded by the Administration on Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (AIDD).

The University of Montana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity as a core value. We support equal access and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. This position is eligible for veterans' and disabilities preference in accordance with Montana State Law.

Position Details

Position Title:                    Assistive Technology Specialist
Department:                      MonTECH at Rural Institute
Closing Date:                    Priority deadline- December 15th
Work Schedule:                0.8- 1.0 FTE
Location:                            MonTECH at Rural Institute located in Missoula, MT
Salary:                                Salary range depends on experience but the range will be $20.00 to $27.00 an hour.

Current employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan, and may be different from the posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department.

Probationary Period:        Six months minimum

Benefits Include:               Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and professional development/wellness program.

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