Position TitleSpecialist 1, Assistive Technology, DRC (Part Time)
Open Internally or ExternallyExternal
If faculty, tenure track statusNot Applicable
Reports to (title)Assistant Director, DRC
DepartmentDisability Resource Center-4B5
Job CategoryPart-Time Staff - Variable
Initial Work LocationMultiple Locations
Starting Salary$11.41 - $12.54
Job Open Date05/03/2021
Open Until FilledYes
Love technology and looking for a great working environment at a community college? A position as an Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist may be the right job for you! The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is a fun collaborative department within Student Affairs that is focused on access and inclusion for students with disabilities. AT Lab Specialists are the technology-loving arm of the DRC department. Main duties include: Tracking and checking out equipment, providing accommodated testing and being a reader/scribe for students, providing training to students, staff, and faculty on assistive technology, answering phones, scheduling appointments, providing reader/scribe support for students, scanning and attaching documents, documenting services rendered, data entry, filing, and light lifting. Flexibility is essential for this collaborative team.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
• Visually review and compare inaccessible course materials to create new accessible materials in various formats.
• Demonstrate and train students, staff and faculty on assistive technologies: SmartPen, Kurzweil, Otter.ai, MS Dictation, etc.
• Track and maintain adaptive equipment inventory: charging, clearing data, troubleshooting, etc.
• Provide assistive software support: installation, user account administration, and troubleshooting.
• Provide accommodated testing for students to include scheduling, requesting tests, enlarging or scanning documents as needed in the accessible format as approved for student.
• Document student interactions in department database.
• Run database reports and review Excel spreadsheets.
• Maintain accurate accommodation records on department spreadsheets on SharePoint to effectively collaborate work with other Service Providers.
• Install and troubleshoot assistive software on AT Lab and student computers.
• Act as a reader/scribe for a student in course lectures and on tests, which requires effective listening, legible handwriting, typing, clear verbal communication, and ability to read college level material aloud with ease.
• Independently prioritize, problem-solve, and effectively communicate work responsibilities within the department.
• Maintain a positive work environment as regular collaboration and trust between team members is vital to effectively serve students.
• Answer phones to address questions and make appointments.
• Uphold student confidentiality in accordance with ADA and FERPA regulations.
• Follow the AT Lab Staff guidelines, be dependable, reliable, and exhibit professionalism at all times.
• Some travel and coverage is necessary between campuses.
• Other duties as required.
• Experience working with people with disabilities.
• Experience working with JAWS/NVDA, Victor Stream, and other tools and/or software for people who are blind or visually impaired.
• College-level course work in Computer Science or related field.
• Knowledge of accessibility/assistive technology.
• Proficiency using Canvas LMS.
• Ability to proficiently communicate in Spanish or ASL.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Proficiency using and learning new technologies.
• Ability to document and maintain confidential and sensitive information.
• Ability to read college level material with ease.
• Ability to write dictated material.
• Ability to maintain work appropriate boundaries.
• Ability to maintain good working relationships across the College with students, faculty and staff.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to establish priorities, work independently, and accurately to meet deadlines with frequent interruptions in a fast-paced environment.
• Participate in team, department or College meetings, trainings, and activities as appropriate.
• Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
• Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.
Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
• Opportunity to participate in College committees.
• Workforce training and employee development.
• Research new and emerging technology.
You must attach a resume at the time you apply. Specify Full or Part Time work history on your resume, including dates. Applicants will not have an opportunity to attach one later.
• Learn more about working with the DRC at www.slcc.edu/drc.
• Schedule requires availability during core hours of 8am – 4:30pm.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.