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Access Technology Specialist

Vision Australia - Perth, WA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Details

Reference Number 22478
Position Title Access Technology Specialist
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Perth WA
Hours Per Week 38.00
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  • Permanent, full-time
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Based in brand new office in West Leederville
  • Competitive salary including Salary Packaging
Do you love technology and want to make a difference and become a part of a highly experienced and fun transdisciplinary team that supports a future where people who are blind or have low vision can live an independent life they choose?

If so, then this might be the perfect role for you!

About us

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or who have low vision to achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

About who we support

Vision Australia provides services to more than 25,500 people clients from 35 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

We are looking for

You will love working with people, building relationships and have strong written and oral communication skills. You will need to be a self-starter and hit the ground running. You will be able to work autonomously with problem solving skills, initiative, and have the ability to think both laterally and creatively on the job.

About the role

The Access Technology Specialist will provide assistance with technology equipment for people with disabilities, including helping individuals to understand and operate technology devices and services, such as computers and mobile phones. They will plan, develop, and deliver Access Technology training to clients either individually or in small groups, in a variety of formats and environments including workplaces, homes and vision Australia centres. Training may be delivered face to face, over the phone or via video conference and other remote technologies;
  • Conduct technology needs assessments in a variety of situations and environments including schools, homes, and workplaces;
  • In consultation with clients and their families plan, develop, deliver and evaluate individual or group specialised services as per their needs identified throughout the assessment process;
  • Assess the client's capacity to independently participate in activities of daily living (self-care), and instrumental activities of daily living including home and community activities, learning and education, employment, play and recreation.
A suitable candidate for this Access Technology Specialist role will have:

To be successful in this role you will have:
  • A degree in an allied health discipline or Information Technology is essential;
  • Preferably experience in the provision of technology support and training for people that are blind or have low vision is desirable;
  • A love for 1:1 therapy/support, curiosity, a desire to apply what you know, adaptability and a passion for your work;
  • A working knowledge or ability to learn a range of access technologies including screen access technology, print access technology including magnification equipment and Braille equipment;
  • Excellent skills in report writing;
  • Have a “can do” approach.
Benefits of working at Vision Australia
  • A fun team environment
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities
To apply

This is a special role with huge opportunities to learn and get fantastic outcomes for your clients. This role is a unique so don’t worry if you haven’t had experience in Access Technology – we’d love to talk about your experience and work out what support you need to excel in this role. For a confidential discussion, please contact Donna Fahie, Regional Client Services Manager, 919 491 or donna.fahie@visionaustralia.org

Compliance

Vision Australia is committed to do all that is reasonable to ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of clients (including children); their families; the community; staff and volunteers; and any other person entering Vision Australia’s workplace. Police checks, state working with children checks, NDIS Worker Screening checks and Professional Registrations form part of Vision Australia’s probity screening standards ensuring that quality services are provided in a safe environment.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to

We highly encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.
Contact Person Donna Fahie
Contact Number 0417919491
Closing Date 13/05/2021
Position Description Recruitment Prospectus 2.docx
Access Technology Specialist PD.docx

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