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Assistive Technology Trainer
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 23, 2022
Title Assistive Technology Trainer
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Center for Assistive Technology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services

Position Summary
The Center for Assistive Technology Client Service Program is looking for an Assistive Technology Trainer. We provide services to people with disabilities as a Research Foundation Service Center within the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo.

As an Assistant Technology Trainer:
you will provide training to individuals with vision impairments using Windows and Apple Operating systems (including MS Office, Internet browsers, antivirus and job tasks specific to the individual).
you must have knowledge of multiple assistive hardware and software which may include, but not limited to screen reading, magnification software, portable note taking devices, refreshable braille displays and braille embossers, braille translators, scanning software and e-Book readers as well as any computer hardware such a printers, scanners, embossers and external drives.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this position may be required to follow diverse protocols and to work from an alternate location such as a home office to accommodate individual needs. During COVID, trainings have taken place via Zoom, WebEx, or JAWS Tandem to accommodate clients that are approved by our sponsors for remote services.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Computer literacy in Windows and Apple Operating systems
  • Experience with assistive hardware and software
    A combination of education and experience or relevant military training maybe considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree on a year for year basis.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree in rehabilitation, a disability-related field, or in the field of education or assistive technology or equivalent work experience in the area of assistive technology for persons with vision impairments at a school, rehab or work training setting or assistive technology center
  • Braille literacy and application of braille in use of various note taking devices
  • Proficiency in use of current and new computer hardware, software and assistive software
  • Screen reading and magnification software (JAWS, ZoomText, Fusion, Voiceover)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with all age groups and cultures

Physical Demands
Moving computer boxes and equipment, packing and or unpacking computer equipment for clients.

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