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Access Technology Specialist - Barwon, South West and Grampians region


Employer: Vision Australia
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Health Care & Allied Health, I.T. & Communication Technology
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 05 June, 2019.
Applications close: 19 June, 2019. (Expired)

  • Permanent Full Time Position
  • Based in the Geelong or Ballarat office with regional travel across the Barwon, South West and Grampians region
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Generous Salary Packaging Benefits

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 have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

We support more than 27,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We do this through 28 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; 30 clinics; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

An exciting opportunity awaits an Access Technology Specialist to join our team in Geelong.

Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity awaits an Access Technology Specialist to join our team in the Barwon, South West and Grampians region.

  • 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;
  • Provide in-person and telephone (and other remote) information and support, including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and advice for a range of desktop and mobile operating systems and software, screen access technology, magnification devices and Braille technologies

Requirements

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Degree level qualification relevant to the delivery of Access Technology services and/or extensive experience in the provision of technology support and training for people that are blind or have low vision. In addition a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is desirable;
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in delivery of person centred services in a transdisciplinary model;
  • A working knowledge of a range of access technologies including screen access technology, print access technology including magnification equipment and Braille equipment;
  • Demonstrated ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot a wide range of desktop and mobile hardware, operating systems and software

Our Benefits

Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • Friendly values based working environments
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements

We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to www.visionaustralia.org/careers.

We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

How to apply for this job

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