Assistive Technology Specialist / Assistive Technology Analyst Sr.
Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP)/NAU
300 West Clarendon Avenue Suite # 475, Phoenix, AZ, 85013
September 14, 2020
Phone: 602.776.4699, Voice
email: [email protected]
Special Information This position is subject to the availability of funding. The incumbent is not eligible for Service Professional non-renewal notice, or Classified Staff layoff or recall status. •Position is located in PHOENIX •Must Have Valid Arizona Driver's License •Az State licensure (or eligibility) required for OT, PT, SLP candidates •Occasional overnight travel required •Cover letter required Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position. Furlough/Pay Reduction Program Northern Arizona University has implemented a salary reduction with personal flex time program in fiscal year 2021, as a result of COVID-19. It is possible for this position to be subject to this program. Details can be found on the HR website. Job Description •Field and respond to Information and Assistance (I&A) requests for regarding assistive technology devices/services/funding and other disability-related issues. •Provide assistive technology device demonstrations covering a broad range of assistive technology products across the age and disability spectrum. •Provide assistive technology device consultations on assistive technology options and considerations to persons with disabilties, their family members and/or rehabilitation providers. •Coordinate equipment loans loans for individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers and other individuals in the community. •Provide Fee-for-Service assistive technology assessments individually or as part of a team when needed. •Research and identify funding options, provide advocacy support for clients, their families and service providers for obtaining assistive technology funding. •Provide community outreach, education and training on a range of assistive technology topics. •Develop assistive technology and accessible Information & Communication Technology (ICT) training events in various formats in response to identified needs. •Represent AzTAP to the public at community events in order to promote AzTAP programs and servcies and improve consumer awareness about assistive technology. •Participate on outside disability / service organization related committees, taskforces, workgroups etc., to promote and represent assistive technology considerations through the resources of AzTAP, IHD and NAU. •Provide back-up support for AzTAP’s on-line assisitive technology exchange program and other Reuse activities when necessary. •Serve on the Arizona Loans for Assistive Technology (AzLAT) alternative financing program loan review committee. •Co-manage and maintain all aspects of AzTAP's assistive technology Demo & Loan inventory and corresponding website information. I.e. purchasing equipment, inventorying items, updating/repairing equipment, updating the online inventory and culling obsolete outdated equipment. •Provide technical assistance to government agencies, community organizations and businesses to build capacity to address assistive technology issues and needs within their organizations. •Participate in and support assistive technology "Maker" or AT fabrication activities and trainings. •As needed, troubleshoot/update/refurbish donated assistive technology devices for posting on the assistive technology exchange site. •Attend at least one national assistive technology conference e.g. ATIA, CSUN, RESNA, CTG, etc.; (as funding permits) and participate in other educational events such as webinars and vendor trainings to stay informed of assisitive technology trends and new product and service development. •Travel on as needed basis to all regions of the state to provide assistive technology services consistent with AzTAP’s mission. •Input required data into AzTAP and IHD data collection systems within established time frames. •Work collaboratively with other IHD projects and personnel as appropriate. •Assists in addressing the mission and objectives of the IHD and NAU which may include grant writing relevant to the project. •Works collaboratively with other IHD projects as appropriate to maintain and develop innovative, evidence-based practices. •Serve on the planning committee for AzTAP/IHD conferences along with other AzTAP staff support the implementation of events as planned. •Provide support for other AzTAP/IHD training events as needed. •Perform other duties as assigned and requested. •Position reports to the AzTAP Program Director. Minimum Qualifications •Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology (master's degree required), special education, rehabilitation engineering OR other disability related field. •Three years of experience working with individuals having a broad range of disabilities and/or functional limitations across the age span. •Two years of direct experience working in an assistive technology related position. OR, •Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Preferred Qualifications •ATP credential (or willingness to acquire within 18 months of hire) •AT Certificate or Master's Degree in an assistive technology related field •Broad-based knowledge and advanced application skills relevant to assistive technology products and services •Knowledge of laws and policies relating to assistive and information technology •Knowledge of assistive technology related funding resources and policies •Understanding and application of Section 508 accessibility standards •Experienced Microsoft Office Suite user including accessibility features •Experienced and knowledgeable in creating accessible Microsoft Office and PDF documents. •Licensed Occupational Therapist, Licensed Speech & Language Therapist with Certificate of Clinical Competence or licensed Physical Therapist experienced with assistive technology. •Five years of direct work experience with assistive technology devices, or service delivery and training Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities •Excellent oral, written and group presentation abilities •Strong interpersonal communication and collaborative abilities •Ability to take initiative to see projects through from beginning to completion •Effective organizational abilities and time management skills •Experience working effectively with underrepresented/culturally diverse populations •Ability to promote a diverse, inclusive environment. Background Information This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff. Salary Commensurate with experience. **The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. FLSA Status This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked. Benefits This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. Learning and Development Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years. Application Deadline October 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
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How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011. General Information Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees. Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage. Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply