Job Summary: The Assistive Technology/Access Specialist contributes to the procurement, maintenance and implementation of assistive technology as well as the conversion of instruction and informational material to an alternative media format for students with disabilities. This position provides consultation to faculty and staff on assistive technology including but not limited to electronic media and web accessibility and assists in the accommodation process including student intake, accommodation determination and test proctoring.
This list includes but is not limited to the following:
Reviews and approves accommodation requests per Disability Support Services (DSS) procedures and NIC policy for all students with learning disabilities, dexterity issues or who are blind/visually impaired.
Assists students with the accommodation(s) request process.
Reviews medical, psychological, 504 and IEP documentation to determine appropriate accommodations.
Produces and procures alternative media for students in a timely manner, including but not limited to e-text, large print, Braille, Closed Captioning and/or audio recording.
Maintains the Assistive Technology (AT) lab ensuring that all equipment is functional. Coordinates repair and purchase of equipment as necessary.
Provides or directs assistance to students in the DSS AT lab per approved accommodation(s).
Coordinates placement of Assistive Technology in the classroom as indicated per approved requests.
Coordinates and/or makes necessary format changes for audiobooks, audio tests, Braille, tactile materials and enlargements, including e-text and scanning as necessary.
Monitors and tracks the use of Assistive Technology by students.
Ensures adequate, efficient and cost-effective availability of AT equipment and software for students at all locations operated by the college.
Provides appropriate training and educational materials to students, staff and faculty related to the use of Assistive Technology and the provision of accommodations as indicated.
Supervises part time, work study and student employees assisting with AT and related areas.
Provides academic advising to DSS students as directed.
Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, college staff, students, and the community.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Communications or a related field is required; an equivalent combination of experience and education may substitute for degree. One year full-time equivalent experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or who utilize assistive technology is required.
Required License and/or Certifications:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Ability to understand and hear phonetically • Ability to process spoken (auditory) information accurately and transcribe information into written format • Expert knowledge of, and ability to use, Assistive Technology • Ability to train others in the use of Assistive Technology • Excellent English language skills • Proficiency using personal computer, including Microsoft Windows and Office applications • Effective presentation skills • Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone, fax, copier
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and proof of degree if required for this position.
All application materials including resume and cover letter must be uploaded and the application completed prior to the close date
North Idaho College is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are committed to being a welcoming campus that supports a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
Founded in 1933, North Idaho College (NIC) is a comprehensive community college located on the stunning shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. NIC offers degrees and certificates in a wide spectrum of academic transfer and career and technical education programs.