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We have temporarily moved to:
1506 Bayshore Gardens Pkwy Bradenton, FL 34207

+1 (941) 359-14047318 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Technology Instructor

The Computer Access Technology Instructor develops and executes training plans for visually impaired clients in the use of assistive technology devices and programs. Duties include but are not limited to:

The Technology Instructor develops and executes training plans for visually impaired clients in the use of assistive technology devices and programs. Other duties include:

  •  Responsible for developing instructional materials and lesson plans for use in teaching assistive technology devices and software programs.
  •  Responsible for training Lighthouse clients various assistive technology over various devices virtually, at clients’ homes, job sites, a Lighthouse facility, etc. as needed.
  •  Responsible to document goals to be accomplished during assistive technology training in conjunction with the client (and referring agency if applicable),
  •  Provide instruction in computer, tablet and smartphone functions and assistive technology programs and devices such as ZoomText, JAWS, Fusion, VoiceOver, etc. over various platforms, i.e. iOS, Windows, Android
  •  Assess client’s progress toward meeting his/her goals and work to overcome any obstacles towards training progression (coordinating with referring agency and other staff if applicable)
  •  Complete and enter into the Lighthouse database all reports and statistical information required by Lighthouse and funding sources, such as DBS, to document client progress including evaluations, goals, daily and monthly progress, prior to established deadlines.
  •  Attend meetings with referring agencies to discuss progress and help the client achieve his/her vocational goals.
  •  Stay current with new developments and technology in the field and recommend appropriate new developments to manager; attend training programs relative to assistive technology as instructor’s training schedule and Lighthouse funds permit.
  •  Delegate incoming client referrals from database for assistive technology training within the assistive technology department and assist with other related duties if needed.
  •  Assist in evaluating hardware, software and other adaptive devices donated to Lighthouse if needed.
  •  Participate in an interdisciplinary approach with other staff members to promote interest, enthusiasm, and knowledge about assistive technology.
  •  Attend meetings and trainings as needed.
  • The Lighthouse has been a staple in the Sarasota community for over 35 years and has helped countless people with visual impairments find courage, community and independence.
  • Join us! All Lighthouse employees are subject to pre-employment background checks, and eligibility to work will be verified through E-Verify. Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center is an equal opportunity and E-Verify employer with a drug-free workplace. Visit lighthouseeducationcenter.org to learn more about us.
    No telephone calls please! Please submit your cover letter and resume.