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    Independent Living Assistive Technology Educator

    Job Description: The Independent Living Assistive Technology (ILAT) Educator is responsible for developing and implementing AT services including outreach, community education, and individual consumer services/advocacy for the cross disability community in San Francisco.  In addition, the individual in this position provides consumers with support, information and referrals related to durable medical equipment and disability-related home modifications.

    The ILAT serves the community at large, but places a sharp focus on underserved communities – including youth and residents of institutions planning/considering transition to community living. Reports directly to the Executive Director.

    Specific Duties Include:

    • Responsible for overseeing the Nick Feldman Device Lending Library (NFDLL), which includes carrying out monthly inventory, completing no less than 100 loans per year, ordering and entering into inventory new additions to the NFDLL when funding allows, and keeping ILRCSF’s presence on the statewide Ability Tools Network website current,
    • Serving as ILRCSF’s representative within the statewide AT Network (Ability Tools) and on the Bay Area Tech Council
    • Provision of service to consumers, including discussion of AT and durable medical equipment options; providing referrals to community resources for in-depth assessment; training and funding; individual advocacy and follow-up; training in self-advocacy skills related to AT and durable medical equipment, and Options Counseling related to AT, upon request.
    • Development and coordination of an outreach/public education program which will consist of media/social media, resource development and dissemination, maintaining a presence at community events, on and off-site presentations and workshops, coordination with key service providers, manufacturers and vendors, and regular out-stationing at a site/sites yet to be determined – all with an emphasis on AT as a means to independent living
    • Coordination of services and resources related to Consumer Computer station
    • Provision of AT services to youth – individuals and groups – to support independent living.
    • Provision of transition or diversion support, with an emphasis on identification of AT to support community living, and including individual advocacy, information and referral for services (other than AT) necessary for successful transition/diversion.
    • Collaboration with other agencies working on transition/diversion, and those working with transition age youth.
    • Identify and participate in systems change efforts, including issues related to AT, and transition/diversion
    • Regular reporting and tracking of work, which includes the CILSuite online database, and a full monthly inventory of the Nick Feldman Device Lending Library
    • Collaboration with other staff as part of a team, especially in the provision of services to youth, the Chinese and Spanish-speaking communities, and consumers making the transition to community-based living

     

    Skills and Experience

    • Personal experience as a person with a disability, and a user of Assistive
    • Technology
    • Demonstrated knowledge of AT and durable medical equipment including, but not limited to: “smart” technology, high tech devices, programs and applications that can be used as AT, mobility aids.
    • Excellent computer skills – including social media – and the ability to learn new programs on an ongoing basis
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
    • Ability to work in a busy, fast-paced environment
    • Unquenchable desire to discover new technology as it evolves, and the initiative to develop relationships with manufacturers and vendors at the cutting edge of technology
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people including consumers, media, tech developers, and people from diverse backgrounds
    • Excellent presentation skills- the ability to present information in a 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
    • At least 2 years’ experience in social services or advocacy setting preferably working with people with disabilities
    • Fluency in ASL a plus
    • Ability to come to work scent free

    Interested parties should submit resume and cover letter to:  hr@ilrcsf.org 

     

    Union representation by the Office & Professional Employees, International Union Local No. 29, AFL-CIO

    Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodation provided to persons with disabilities in the application and interview process as well as in employment.

    Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF) is wheelchair accessible and provides reasonable accommodations on request, including ASL interpreters and print information in alternative formats. ILRCSF is a scent-free office in order to be fully accessible to all people with disabilities. Please do not wear any scented products including perfumes, aftershave, hairspray, etc. to any meetings, groups, or workshops held at or by ILRCSF.

     

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