Community Vision Seeks Assistive Technology Program Director

.@CVIpdx seeks Assistive Technology Program Director in Portland, ORClick To TweetLocation: Portland, Oregon
Organization: Community Vision, Inc.
Industry: Nonprofit
Type: Full time – exempt
Compensation: DOE

About Community Vision:
Founded in 1989, Community Vision, Inc. (CVI) is the largest nonprofit organization based in Oregon providing individualized housing, supported living, employment and homeownership services to people with disabilities and their families. Community Vision has proven that assisting one person at a time to live in their own home provides the stability they need to work, live and thrive in the communities of their choice.

Position Description:
Community Vision, Inc. (CVI) is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Assistive Technology Program Director. This is a newly-created, full-time position. Community Vision is embarking upon a capital campaign to develop a new building in Southeast Portland called the Seven Corners Community Collaborative. The AT Program Director will provide oversight to the start-up of the new Assistive Technology Discovery lab that will be located in the new building. The AT Program Director will ensure the overall success and start-up of the AT lab. Key responsibilities include; develop program curriculum, procure technology devices & apps, manage referral resources, build relationships with vendors and promote quality customer service. The ideal AT Program Director will focus on helping individuals receive the best service and care by building rapport as well as educating them every step of the process.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate program development in collaboration with internal & external stakeholders.
  • Research and purchase technology equipment. Set-up technology equipment in appropriate space.
  • Develop relationships with vendors.
  • Hire and train staff to provide direct support services to users.
  • Manage day to day operations of AT Lab.
  • Work with staff and volunteers to conduct assessments for users; define goals, understand current situation, address concerns and research funding possibilities.
  • Assess user on AT needs to aid in fulfilling goals and improve daily living.
  • Coordinate the delivery of technology to user; ensure proper technology meets expectations and goals.
  • Provide excellent listening and communication skills to users, parents, caregivers, and service providers.
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers to assist in the AT lab.
  • Develop resources for referrals to outside agencies and service providers.
  • Manage program budget.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with assistive technology and software
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse users; adults, children, care-providers, parents
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion
  • Ability to supervise and lead a team
  • Skilled in troubleshooting assistive technology equipment to determine best fit client needs
  • Understanding of insurance process and other funding mechanisms
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Strong understanding of self-determination and individualized support planning
  • Familiarity working with individuals over the life course (ie education, employment, recreation, supported care, aging in place)

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s level or above degree in Special Education, Speech and Language Pathology or Speech or Speech and Hearing Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, or other related field. 3+ years working with assistive technologies with individuals across the life span (k-12, adults, and seniors). Certification as an ATP through RESNA or capacity to train and achieve ATP credentials.

Application and Contact Information:
Please send a resume and cover letter by August 5th 2016 to: Lisa Steenson, email: