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Assistive Technology Coordinator Posted on July 11th, 2022

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Assistive Technology Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing AT services including outreach, community education, and individual consumer services/advocacy for the cross disability community in San Mateo County. In addition to serving the community at large, program will focus on underserved communities including youth and residents of institutions planning/considering transition to community living.

Reporting Supervisor: Program Manager
Status: Full-Time

Salary / Benefits:
$58,000 – $62,000 Annually

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provision of service coordination to consumers, including discussion of AT options; providing referrals to community resources for in-depth assessment; training and funding; individual advocacy and follow-up; training in self-advocacy skills.
  • Development and coordination of an outreach program re: the continuum of AT from no/low technology items to high technology options (disability and non-disability specific). Work will utilize media/social media, information fairs and relationship building with key providers.
  • Development and coordination of public education program, by means of workshop presentations/brainstorming sessions, dissemination of AT materials, use of website, etc. with an emphasis on the use of AT as a means to independent living.
  • Coordination and management of the AT Reuse Program.
  • Identification of, outreach to and provision of AT services to residents of institutions or those at imminent risk of placement, who want to live in the community.
  • Coordination of services and resources related to Consumer Computers.
  • Identification of and outreach to venues for transition age youth and provision of AT services to youth to support independent living.
  • Collaboration with other agencies working with transition age youth and those working with transition/diversion.
  • Participate in meetings and other activities of the statewide AT Network.
  • Provide Information and Referral services.
  • Work collaboratively as a team member with other CID staff to assist consumers in addressing issues and achieving goals.
  • Represent CID at community meetings, task forces and committees relevant to persons with disabilities.
  • Conduct community workshops and other community education activities.
  • Accurately complete and maintain all electronic and paper records required for CID grant reporting.
  • Serve as primary back up to the Project Coordinator in the Disability Disaster Access and Resources Program. Duties include, but are not limited to, leading and participating in emergency preparedness initiatives, serve as technology support for the portable backup battery resources, and participate in responding to active Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Personal experience as a person with a disability is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people including consumers, media and people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AT devices, programs and applications.
  • Desire to discover new technology as it evolves.
  • Excellent computer skills including the ability to learn new programs on an ongoing basis.
  • Excellent public speaking skills, the ability to present information in clear and articulate, logical and organized manner.
  • Critical thinking and ability to develop advocacy strategies and break into manageable steps for others.
  • BA or equivalent experience. Background in mechanics and electronics installation and repair is a plus.
  • Experience in social services or advocacy setting preferably working with people with disabilities is preferred.
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs.
  • Valid CA Drivers License.
  • Bilingual-bicultural strongly preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodation provided on request to persons with disabilities in the application and interview process as well as in employment.

Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) is wheelchair accessible and provides reasonable accommodations on request, including ASL interpreters and print information in alternative formats. CID is a scent free office in order to be fully accessible to all persons with disabilities. Please do not wear any scented products including perfumes, aftershave, hairspray, etc. to any meetings, groups, or workshops held at or by CID.

Please submit your resume to cidsanmateoorg@gmail.com
if interested in applying for the position.