Enabling (Assistive) Technology Coordinator

Penn-Mar Organization Inc
310 Old Freeland Rd, Freeland, MD 21053, USA

Position Description:
The Enabling (Assistive) Technology Coordinator is responsible for ensuring Penn-Mar programs are equipped to take a technological approach to meeting the needs of the people we support through person centered and customized assistive technology solutions that align with peoples’ goals and personal outcomes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assesses the abilities, technical skills, and the home, school, and/or work environments for barriers that may be hindering a person’s progress in achieving their short- and long-term goals.
  • Meets with support teams and family to determine a person’s Enabling Technology requirements to achieve identified goals.
  • Researches and evaluates options and features of Enabling Assistive Technology applications, equipment, and other tools.
  • Assembles, expands, and maintains the agency Enabling Technology toolbox (ET Toolbox) by creating and maintaining a library of software, hardware, application, and device solutions.
  • Receives, configures, and verifies applications and equipment prior to issuing or delivery.
  • Maintains current product information regarding Enabling Technology equipment usage and procedures.
  • Demonstrates and trains the family, support staff, and others (as appropriate) on the Enabling Technology utilized by a person we support.
  • Communicates with suppliers, vendors, manufacturers, and staff to arrange for purchase, delivery, issue, repair, and return of equipment.
  • Helps the people we support to identify means to secure Enabling Technology through government and grant sponsored opportunities.
  • Identifies new and emerging Enabling Technology solutions by doing research and attending webinars, workshops, and conferences.
  • Assists the IT Systems Team with Home Automation projects for our residential locations with a focus on person centered solutions.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Specific Requirements and Preferences:

  • AA degree or equivalent related experience in social or human services
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Assistive Technology certification or equivalent experience in disability services and delivery of enabling technology (ET) experience
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with the public, staff, and consumers
  • Knowledgeable of different ET devices and equipment used by people with disabilities
  • Ability to advocate for consumers requesting ET devices
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computers, mobile devices, and associated applications 

Organization Description:
Penn-Mar supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living courageous lives, whether that’s securing a job, being an active member of their community, building independence, or developing new relationships. We do this by supporting people on their own unique personal journeys. Penn-Mar provides an array of customizable services and supports to the Northern Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania regions. 

How to Apply:

Posted December 2, 2021