Adapted Technology - Therapist Assistant
Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. The Adapted Technology (AT) Department contributes to this mission by maintaining a resident computer lab and a Community Computing Program that has served more than 750 people in the Philadelphia-area. In addition to those services, AT offers an In-Room-Support service that maintains over 250 resident devices on the resident Wi-Fi network. The AT Department continually researches the latest and greatest technology to stay up-to-date and ensure that the Inglis community is achieving their technology goals, increasing their independence and living life to the fullest.
The Adapted Technology Therapist-Assistant has the primary responsibility to promote and nurture IH resident’s active use of adapted computing technology, including assessing adapted technology needs and assisting residents with defining and reaching their goals.
Education & Experience
In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are a number of traits that a successful candidate will possess.
- This position prefers a BA/BS degree and/or proven experience with Windows operating system and hardware and/or software installation and/or troubleshooting.
- Experience with Internet access and navigation required.
- A working knowledge of assistive computing technology a plus.
- Because of the direct work with IH residents with disabilities, experience and/or comfort level in working with people with various physical or mental abilities is required.
- Minimum 1-year experience in related work/school experience.
- Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse interdisciplinary team.
- Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills are required for the success of this function.
- Ability to prioritize work, manages time, and demonstrates excellent organizational skills and initiative to improve processes.
- Change agent demeanor. Flexible thinker, with an ability to quickly adapt to a changing environment.
Essential Functions, Qualifications & Skills:
- Defines, plans and effectively implements education components of AT programs to support continuous improvements in the program.
- Pursues ongoing education and/or certifications that support both individual professional development and growth of the AT program itself.
- Able to research, test and prototype new technologies and bring recommendations to the Director for use in the AT program.
- Provides necessary and appropriate support and training for all current and evolving technologies used by the IH residents.
- Partners with the Adapted Technology Staff to identify proper setup, storage and execution of software and hardware of the lab and IH resident personal technology.
- Performs basic troubleshooting and resolution of problems with software and hardware as needed.
- Understands and assures that HIPAA requirements are being met in the daily use of technology.
- Follows Inglis policy and procedure upon any breach of HIPAA requirements.
Founded in 1877, Inglis has been supporting people with disabilities to live the lives they choose, where and how they choose. From adapted technology, independent living apartments, and other community-based programming, to long-term care – Inglis meets the needs of the people we serve along the continuum of care.
Inglis has three key areas of programmatic focus under the “parent” of the Inglis organization, including: Inglis Housing Corporation, the largest private developer in the Philadelphia area of affordable, accessible independent living apartments for people with disabilities; Inglis House, our long-term care wheelchair community serving a younger population (average age is 54); and Community Support Services, a collection of programs that support people with disabilities who choose to live independently in the community. All of these services are supported with Inglis’ thought leadership in Adapted Technology and commitment to Person-Centered Care.
Inglis is a national leader in providing comprehensive care and services for people living with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders resulting in some level of paralysis and mobility impairment.
Inglis serves more than 1,000 people directly, and many more indirectly through its website and other outreach activities supporting its mission to “enable people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.”
Inglis welcomes great people without regard to disability, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, military service, marital status, or any other characteristics, as protected by law. We encourage all Protected Veterans and the long-term unemployed to apply. Please send resume to Inglis Human Resources, 2600 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org EOE, M/F/D/V