Job Posting 83255

Specialist, Assistive Technology
Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada
Winnipeg area
Winnipeg
closed 7 days ago (Fri, 20 May)
full time - temp / contract  •  $25.54 per hour

VLRC

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

Are you looking for meaningful work that changes people’s lives? Do you want to work for a health care organization that is passionate about client-centered care – and values its employees as its greatest asset?

Then Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada (VLRC) – a unique health services organization that serves people who are blind or partially sighted across the country – is the organization for you!

Our team of professionals provides training that empowers clients to enhance their safety and mobility, develop or restore essential skills for daily living, and lead more active independent lives. We work closely with ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other health care professionals to provide essential care on a referral basis in homes, workplaces, and communities across the country.

We’re looking to grow our team with passionate individuals who want to make a real difference in people’s lives. We offer opportunity for growth, flexible Schedules, competitive salaries and benefits.  Talk to us today about this rewarding career opportunity!

        

Job Title:    Specialist, Assistive Technology     

Term:          1 Year Contract (35 hours per week)                

Location:     Winnipeg MB

Salary:        $25.54/ h      

Closing Date: May 20, 2022

 

Summary:

In this role the Specialist, Assistive Technology responsibilities will be to assess, recommend, demonstrate, and provide instruction in assistive technology hardware and software for individuals with vision loss.  This Specialist also participates in education and awareness activities

 

Your impact at VLRC:

  • Assess individuals with vision loss and help them identify their personal needs and requirements as it relates to assistive technology solutions.
  • In consultation with the individual, makes recommendations on assistive technology and training solutions to meet their unique needs.
  • Assist individuals with a plan for the implementation of the assistive technology recommendations, including acquisition, setup and configuration, and training of the assistive device
  • Provide support and consultation to individuals and their families re adjustment to vision loss.
  • Deliver public speaking seminars and workshops on assistive technology and related topics to community agencies/groups and others.  Demonstrates assistive technology options and solutions to both internal and external audiences.
  • Promotes an understanding and awareness of assistive technology and related issues through consultation, public education and in-service training. Perform administrative duties, including but not limited to, service tracking, benchmarking, report writing, etc.

Who you are: 

  • You have knowledge and experience working with individuals, of all ages, with vision loss.
  • You have basic understanding of the principles of low vision and the impact of visual demands when transferred to electronic visual displays.
  • You have a general understanding of other disabilities and how this affects assistive technology selection and instruction.
  • You have knowledge of assistive technology.
  • You have strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • You are self-directed, organized and detail oriented.
  • You demonstrate client centred approach and commitment.
  • You have related work experience.

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • College diploma or university degree in technology.
  • Courses or certificate in teaching and training.
  • Extensive knowledge of assistive technology.
  • Good command of relevant computer applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.
  • Willingness to travel overnight.
  • Ability to lift/carry items up to 15 kilograms

Work Environment:

  • Service will be provided in local office, individual homes and/or the community.

 

Apply Now!

Please send your cover letter and Resume To: and quote the job title in the subject line

 

VLRC is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, women, candidates with disabilities, and candidates of colour. We strongly encourage applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience would be a definite asset. We're excited to review your application

 

We thank all applicants for their interest in VLRC, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

For more information about Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada, please visit visionlossrehab.ca ‚Äč.

 

Closing Date for Applications:  May 20, 2022

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