at University of Delaware in Georgetown, Delaware, United States
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Job No: 496890
Work Type: Staff
Categories: Information Technology, Administrative Support, Full Time, Program/Project Management
PAY GRADE: 31E
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
This position will service both Kent and Sussex Counties.
The Center for Disabilities Studies is the only unit on the University of Delaware campus in which a team focuses exclusively on assistive technology (AT) research and development, systems change, training, and advocacy. The Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative is Delaware federally funded AT State Program, and as such seeks to improve access to assistive technology for all Delawareans with disabilities who need it to be safer and more productive and independent in their chosen communities. The DATI operates an Assistive Technology Resource Center in each county that houses a large inventory of assistive devices and provides a variety of services to a wide range of constituents in the community. DATI is also the administrative home of a five-year grant-funded project seeking to improve AT access and use in the Birth-to-Five population.
Under general direction of the Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) Program Director, who is also the Center Director, the Manager executes the programmatic and administrative responsibilities associated with the operation of a DATI Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC). This includes the administration of assistive technology demonstration and short-term loan programs, as well as the conducting of public awareness, training, technical assistance, and information and referral activities related to AT access and use. The Manager is responsible for compliance with all administrative policies and procedures and supervises the administrative support staff assigned to the ATRC. This position will also support professional development activities associated with the AT and Early Childhood grant.
- Works with individuals with disabilities and those who support them in the identification of AT that can help them meet the demands placed upon them in their environments and live comfortably and safely in their community of choice, coaching service providers/clinicians to do the same.
- Responds to inquiries in a timely, thorough, and respectful manner.
- Conducts objective device demonstrations and comparisons, paying particular attention to the customer expressed needs, wants, and preferences.
- Assists with the coordination of various events and activities specific to the AT and Early Childhood grant.
- Facilitates efficient and appropriate short-term equipment loans, ensuring that all borrowing procedures are followed and that customers have sufficient information about the equipment they are borrowing that they can derive maximum benefit from the trial use experience
- Participates in outreach activities, including exhibits, health fairs, media events, etc.; develops print materials in support of AT awareness and outreach (including articles for the AT Messenger); represents DATI at various community and/or business meetings; promotes existing and new initiatives.
- Maintains awareness of commercial AT marketplace to inform future purchases, and coordinates with DATI Central Site regarding ordering of materials, supplies, and equipment.
Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status