Tuesday, March 13, 2012




Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Regular schedule averaging 30 – 40 hours per week; salary DOE

The Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually
Impaired is looking for an Assistive Technology
and Braille Instructor to provide assessment and
instruction to residential and day clients in
the Center’s rehabilitation program in: the use
of computers, computer access technology,
electronic note takers, smart phones, and other
adaptive aids; and Braille reading and writing.
Primary focus will be on developing and
increasing client skills in the use of adaptive
technologies and Braille for efficient access of
information and for employment. For each client,
the Instructor may conduct an assessment of
skills, develop a service plan, maintain current
records of progress, coordinate services with
those provided by other staff, and complete
reports to include level of skill development
and recommendations for devices, equipment,
further training, and other services.
In addition, the Instructor will keep the Center
on the cutting edge of assistive technology
devices and applications and provide training,
presentations, and technical consultation to service providers and others.
Benefits provided
Professional liability insurance. Annual leave
accrual to two weeks the first year. Two
personal days per year plus sick leave. Twelve
holidays, including the week between Christmas
and New Year’s. Option for pre-tax employee
403(b) retirement savings. For 40-hour per week
staff: health and dental coverage with Health Savings Account.

Required Education and Work Experience
Bachelor’s degree in vision rehabilitation,
assistive technology, or a related field. Proven
proficiency with assistive technology and
Braille as well as client services for people
with disabilities. A satisfactory report from a
criminal background check is required.
Preferred: Successful work experience as a
vision rehabilitation instructor in assistive
technology and Braille. Applicants with AT
expertise but no Braille are encouraged to apply.

Working Conditions

· Work is conducted primarily in Center’s
facility in Anchorage and occasionally in the
homes of clients as well as locations in the
area to provide presentations on Assistive Technology.

· The work schedule is daily during the week
and may infrequently include evenings.

· Occasional travel may be required using a
personal vehicle or an alternate pre-approved
arrangement locally or commercial airline travel
outside the Anchorage-MatSu areas.

Please send a cover letter and resume (email preferred) to:

Karen Coady, Program
Manager info@AlaskaBVI.org
3903 Taft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517

The Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually
Impaired is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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