Assistive Technology Technician/Youth Internship, Atlantic Region

Youth Internship Position
Neil Squire Society uses technology, knowledge, and passion to empower people with disabilities. Since our beginning, our organization has offered a variety of programs tailored to facilitate social and economic independence for people with disabilities to become full participants of our Canadian society.

JOB OVERVIEW:
The Assistive Technology Technician will research assistive technology (AT) solutions for clients, design and develop AT resources, provide IT/AT support when needed, and prepare and deliver presentations on AT as part of our AT team. The AT Technician will work directly with both the Regional Manager and the AT Coordinator and will be responsible for performing administrative duties such as writing reports, tracking billable hours, logging case notes, and managing files.
For our Moncton Office location.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Youth must be between the ages of 15 to 30 (inclusive).
  • Youth must be a Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident, or legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Persons who are family members of employees of the intern host organization are not eligible.
  • Youth cannot collect Employment Insurance benefits during their internship.
  • Must have completed at least 1 course at college or university.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research existing assistive technology (AT) and strategies as part of the AT Team.
  • Assist in training and supporting clients on using their technology for educational and job-related purposes.
  • Source AT equipment.
  • Promote the awareness, value, and use of AT.
  • Report to and maintain regular communication with the AT Coordinator including a monthly report of activities.
  • Demonstrate initiative, creativity, and problem-solving skills in assigned responsibilities.
  • Perform additional duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants will be self-motivated, creative, and interested in working with adults who have disabilities.
  • Experience in assistive technology, information technology, telecommunications, and/or education technology is an asset.
  • Good familiarity with Windows, Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and internet technologies as well as a demonstrated ability to learn and use a variety of software applications.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Competency in reading, writing, and speaking both of NB’s official languages.
  • Facilitation, teaching, or tutoring experience is an advantage.

BENEFITS:

  • Experience working with individuals with a disability.
  • Gain knowledge of adaptive and assistive technology.
  • Improved computer knowledge.

SALARY: $13.57/hour

INTERNSHIP DURATION:

12 weeks of full time starting January 4, 2015.