Computer and Assistive Technology Instructor
Job Details
LH Seattle - Seattle, WA
Full Time
2 Year Degree
Negligible
Day
Nonprofit - Social Services

Purpose:

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as computer and assistive technology instructor within a computer skills training program for adult learners with a wide variety of visual conditions and computer experience levels. The emphasis of this position is to teach software and assistive technology (AT) use. Curriculum development and implementation are critical and required components of this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, plan and deliver all aspects of the skills curriculum for the Computer Training Program
  • Work with supervisor and coworkers to formulate curriculum and engage in a variety of instructional methods including but not limited to: individual training, group instruction, demonstrations, meetings and workshops
  • Instruct students/employees on the use of AT in conjunction with basic to advanced computer skills
  • Ensure ongoing student skill development
  • Develop and conduct surveys and assessments to identify individual and organizational training needs
  • Coordinate with Employee and Community Services and Human Resources staff to conduct creative and effective outreach to Lighthouse employees and others as appropriate
  • Maintain files, skills database, provide documentation, data collection, reports, and summaries as needed all materials should be created and updated in a timely manner, as close to time of service as possible
  • Participate in the development of annual budget and work plans
  • Work with Lighthouse Communications staff to ensure continued successful funding and marketing of program
  • Serve as a liaison with DSB, other agencies, and the community to ensure long-term sustainability and success of the Computer Training Program
  • Maintain the strictest confidentiality standards at all times in keeping with LFB/CTP policies and best practices
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Windows applications, including MS Office suite and Internet Explorer. Knowledge of alternative browsers (Firefox, Chrome, etc. a plus)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of adaptive software for blind and low vision users, such as Zoomtext, Magic and Jaws
  • Knowledge of an array of adaptive technology hardware including but not limited to: refreshable braille displays, cctv, talking book readers, pen friend, braille/qwerty note takers, electronic wayfinding devices, etc.
  • Knowledge of mobile operating systems with an emphasis in accessibility features in mobile devices (iOS, Android)
  • Demonstrated ability to research curriculum and develop additional materials as needed
  • Ability to problem solve quickly and effectively
  • Creativity & flexibility; ability to change approach as needed, willingness to try multiple approaches depending on needs of individual student
  • Ability to take initiative, function autonomously, and be dependable, while working in close coordination with CTP coworkers, supervisor, and other Lighthouse staff
  • Kind, courteous, and professional demeanor at all times
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including in written materials, teaching materials, email, as well as in in-person communication, both one on one and in group settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively and enthusiastically about the programs and services we offer
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel as needed, possibly for extended periods, between Seattle and Spokane locations, as well as to conferences, trade shows, and other events
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Education or related field or Associate/Technical degree in Professional Technical Education or related field plus equivalent experience desired. Equivalent training/experience considered. (equivalent education/and or experience may substitute)
  • Strong technical skills and extensive knowledge of Windows computer hardware and software applications Mac/iOS/android skills and experience a plus
  • Minimum 2 years of successful teaching/training experience
  • Mature judgment and sensitivity in interpersonal relations and among diverse groups.
  • Ability to work schedule as assigned
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Strong Braille and computer Braille skills a plus
  • Can be based out of SEATTLE or SPOKANE, WA
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