Low Vision AT Specialist-3025 Tucson/Phoenix

Job | Posted 22 days ago
Position Areas
Generic Support Staff & Services


Location: Tucson or Phoenix Campus  
Employee Status: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Calendar: 10-Month
Pay Rate: $42,545-$84,720

Under the direction of the Director of Blind Programs, performs high level of direct community work which includes; evaluation, technical assistance, training and support throughout Arizona to students, families and service providers of children, birth through 22 years of age, who have an educationally significant vision loss.

 General Description:

The Low Vision Assistive Technology Specialist is a Statewide support to students with educationally significant vision loss.
This specialist coordinates low vision services, performs evaluations, and provides training to students, staff and families.

Duties to include:

  • Coordinating vision services for assigned caseload through team approach.

  • Providing referrals and assisting families in obtaining services for vision care (e.g. support groups, national organizations, Arizona Health Services, and private insurance carriers).

  • Providing in-service training and consultation to assist educational staff in topics including educational low vision evaluations and functional vision assessments, environmental assessments, instruction in the use of optical and non-optical low vision devises used in a variety of settings, instruction for improving students use of visual skills, the implementation of low vision goals and objectives, and technology available for low vision students.

  • Attends Ophthalmological/Optometric appointments with students/teachers when needed.

  • Provides direct services to students including educational low vision evaluations, functional vision assessments and assistive technology assessments as assigned; instruction in the use of optical and non-optical low vision devices to meet tasks of daily living within appropriate environments (e.g. school, work, community, home/residence); instruction for improving visual skills; follow up.

  • Educates students, his/her family members, teachers, and significant others as to eye condition, educational implications, adaptations, and accommodations.

  • Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may from time to time be assigned by the Supervisor.



  • Master’s Degree in Education or Rehabilitation of the Visually Impaired or related field

  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check


  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check

  • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business

  • Certified, or certifiable by ADE, as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired, or certified or certifiable by AERBVI as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist or Rehabilitation Teacher


  • Local and statewide resources available for students, parent, and adults who are blind/visually impaired

  • Low vision and assistive technology equipment/devices

  • Eye conditions and the educational implications of vision loss

  • State and Federal laws, rules and regulations relating to learning systems

Transition planning for school aged students preparing for post-secondary education, training and/or employment.


  • Develop and present information to students, staff and families in clear concise language

  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal relations, as it applies to contacts with school leadership teams, officials and representatives of various agencies and organizations.

Benefit eligible employees have a variety of choices for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, supplemental and dependent life insurance.  Offered plans provide exceptional value to our employees and their eligible dependents.   Employees have a 31-day period from effective date of hire to elected coverage.  Elected benefits could start as early as 2 weeks after hire. 
Benefit eligible employees are automatically covered for basic life, non-smokers, accidental death and dismemberment and seat belt insurance
Benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the State’s retirement plan and long-term disability (LTD) program.  Enrollment is mandatory and is subject to a 26-week waiting period before initial enrollment.  Employees may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.  Benefit Options also offer Employee Self-Service, Wellness, Tuition Discount, Travel Reduction, Auto & Home Insurance and Purchase Discount Programs.   CONTACT INFORMATION For more information contact the Recruiter at: HumanResources.Recruitment@asdb.az.gov
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Posted By

AZ State School for the Deaf and Blind

PO Box 88510 , Tucson, AZ 85754

At the following locations

Blind Programs Tucson

1200 W Speedway Blvd , Tucson , AZ 85745