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Position: Assistive Technology Specialist

Supervisor: Terri Rosen, Director of PACER Simon Technology Center
Status:Full-time, salaried monthly, exempt status

The Simon Technology Center (STC) is dedicated to making the benefits of technology more accessible to children and adults with disabilities. Through a collaborated effort involving parents, professionals, and consumers, the STC can provide numerous services for families, as well as resources and informative answers to questions from professionals. Since 1987, the Simon Technology Center has helped many children and adults, with a variety of disabilities, use assistive technology to enhance learning, work, and independence.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the training of professionals and parents about assistive technology use at home and in early childhood and early elementary programs and classrooms. 
  2. Prepare and conduct workshops and trainings on a variety of assistive technology topics, including trending technologies such as mobile devices, apps, smart technology, etc.
  3. Prepare and conduct individual technology consultations for children and youth.
  4. Coordinate and deliver live workshops and events.
  5. Be knowledgeable about assistive technology and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
  6. Give tours and technology demonstrations for visiting parents, professionals, and guests.
  7. Organize and track data for evaluation.
  8. Other duties as needed

Requirements:

  • Experience in using computer equipment on PC, Macintosh, and mobile platforms
  • Strong knowledge of Apple/iOS, Android, and Chrome products and accessibility features
  • Familiarity and comfort in working with children and adults with disabilities
  • Good organizational skills, including ability to prioritize tasks and attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new software programs and assistive technology equipment
  • Excellent teaching and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree experience in education, technology or disability related field, or similar work experience
  • Strong technical knowledge of computer hardware and software
  • Ability to problem solve and come up with solutions to address unique student needs and accessibility challenges
  • Skill and background with technology, preferably experience with assistive technology
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to provide own transportation and flexibility to travel
  • Experience or interest in working with children and individuals with disabilities

Parents of children and young adults with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

Submit resume with cover letter to:
Hiring Manager | [email protected] | PACER Center | 8161 Normandale Boulevard | Minneapolis, MN 55437

PACER Center is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Posted February 2019