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Director of Assistive Technology Program

Posted on May 18, 2019 by State of Vermont

Waterbury, VT 05671
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19 Apr 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Application Deadline Date: 05/09/2019
Req ID: 1505
Department: Disabilities Aging & Independent Living
Location: Waterbury, VT, US
Position Type: Permanent
Schedule Type: Full Time
Hourly Rate: $27.90
Overview The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is seeking a skilled leader to serve as Director of our Assistive Technology Program. If you have knowledge and proficiency in Assistive Technology, an expertise in serving individuals with disabilities, are looking to tackle new challenges as a leader, can effectively coordinate staff and stakeholders in different locations, and are eager to identify and implement new ways to improve our services, this position may be a great fit! The Director is responsible for the management, sustainable development, implementation and continuous improvement of a federally mandated, comprehensive state-wide system for the delivery of Assistive Technology (AT) services. More specifically, this will entail managing staff at different locations in the state, including 3 AT "try-out" centers, coordinating with community partners (such as UVM and their Center on Disability & Community Inclusion), other Voc Rehab & State Agency programs and staff, researching and managing funding sources, and helping to develop our database and case management system. You'll have the opportunity to travel nationally 1-2 times per year, typically to Washington D.C. As the Director, you'll also have opportunities to implement your ideas for improved services. Responsibilities of the Director of Assistive Technology will include: Develop, monitor, and evaluate regional AT Try-Out Centers and field-based staff, with a focus on serving Vermonters in the federally defined areas of the AT Act Maintain federally compliant data collection systems for all activities and engage in annual data reporting to the federal Administration for Community Living
Manage program budget and develop state-wide partnerships and specialty projects in order to sustain and grow the program
Ensure statewide access to AT services for all Vermonters
Convene and facilitate the AT Program Advisory Council, responsible for providing consumer-driven feedback on policy change, resource development, and program activities
Serves as a trainer and presenter on the state-wide and national level regarding AT tools, implementation, and policy/practice.
Engage in state-wide systems and policy change regarding access for Vermonters with disabilities
Hire, plan, assign, and review work of subordinate staff
Who May Apply This position, Director of Assistive Technology Program, is open to all State employees and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered. Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights. Environmental Factors Duties are performed in an office setting. Travel throughout the state is required for which private means of transportation must be provided. Travel to national meetings, generally held 1-2 times per year, in Washington D.C. is required. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree AND two (2) or more years of professional level experience in the broad field of human services, special education, rehabilitation services, engineering, or technology, INCLUDING one (1) year or more years in an administrative or supervisory role and one (1) year in a program serving people with disabilities. OR Bachelor's degree AND four (4) or more years of professional level experience in the broad field of human services, special education, rehabilitation services, engineering, or technology, INCLUDING two (2) or more years in an administrative or supervisory role and one (1) year in a program serving people with disabilities. OR Eight (8) or more years of professional level experience in the broad field of human services, special education, rehabilitation services, engineering, or technology, INCLUDING three (3) or more years in an administrative or supervisory role and one (1) year in a program serving people with disabilities. Total Compensation As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including: 80% State paid medical premiumDental Plan at no cost for employees and their familiesFlexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accountsTwo ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) planWork/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible scheduleLow cost group life insuranceTuition ReimbursementIncentive-based Wellness ProgramQualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness ProgramWant the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.AHS Affirmative Recruitment The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here. Equal Opportunity Employer The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Category: Social Services , Keywords: Vocational Rehabilitation Director

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