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Title:  Assistive Technology Access Specialist - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  12/05/2022
Req ID:  44467
Department:  Disabilities Aging & Independent Living
Location: 

Various, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55

Overview

HireAbility in the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) seeks an Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant to join our team. This grant funded position will be responsible for providing Assistive Technology Consultations for statewide clients of the HireAbility Vermont Career Advancement Project. The AT Consultant will work with the client and Career Counselor to understand the client's education and career goals along with the challenges presented by their disability(ies). Using this information and the latest research in AT, the AT Consultant will assess and recommend Assistive Technology that can help the client to achieve their goals. Fidgets to support concentration? Smart Pens to facilitate note taking? iPad applications to make textbooks and other materials accessible? These are just some of the ways you can help enable HireAbility clients to achieve success. While many consults can be performed remotely, state-wide travel is required. This position will work independently but also be highly collaborative, interfacing with Career Counselors and clients across the state as well as working as part of a diverse and dynamic team of AT professionals in the Vermont Assistive Technology Program who all share a passion and vision for improving the lives of Vermonters through assistive technology. A commitment to continuous learning in the trends and advancements in assistive technology is required. Position will also manage an inventory of AT for demonstrating and loaning to clients and will be responsible for making recommendations about what should be included in the inventory. Join our team to help make a real difference in the lives of Vermonters with disabilities.

Who May Apply

This position, Assistive Technology Access Specialist - Limited Service (Job Requisition #44467), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
 
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact phillip.seiler@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in an office setting and at provider and consumer sites. Private means of transportation must be available for required travel. Some lifting and transporting of equipment is required. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years of full-time college coursework or an Associate's degree or higher in rehabilitation engineering or a related engineering field, computer science, education, rehabilitation sciences, or a human services field AND two (2) years or more of experience in Assistive Technology and/or accommodation determination and support.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.