Post: Technology Officer
Hours: 19 hours per week/job share considered
(Monday/Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday/Thursday 9.30-12 noon)
Location: Multiple locations across Warwickshire
Car Mileage Allowance: As per HMRC Guidelines
Leave: 23 days plus public holidays
Responsible to: Senior Vision Support Officer
Closing Date: 8 July 2019
IT4U is Warwickshire Vision Support’s IT training programme for visually impaired people in Warwickshire. Through our IT trainer and volunteer team, we deliver 1:1 sessions to people living with sight loss based upon their personal learning goals.
Training is based in our Vision Support Centres across Warwickshire (Leamington, Nuneaton, Rugby and Stratford) and ad hoc sessions at more remote locations.
To deliver the WVS IT Training programme using a range of smart phones, tablets and laptops.
To train and support a group of IT volunteers to help deliver the programme.
To be responsible for the promotion and development of the service in Warwickshire.
To respond to changes in need and technology to ensure that the goals of the service are achieved
Within a small charity such as WVS you will be expected to see yourself as part of a team and be prepared to support and contribute to all activities as required.
To be responsible for ensuring that records and data are maintained in order to meet the requirements of the WCC Contract and GDPR.
Undertake the training and support of IT Volunteers.
To create training programmes to enable visually impaired people to access online services on a range of smart phones, tablets and laptops.
To undertake assessment and training of visually impaired people.
You will record Assessments, Entry/Exit Questionnaires and Outcomes Forms in line with the requirements of the organisation.
To recommend/identify which pieces of equipment and software would best meet the needs of our service users
To keep abreast of developments in IT equipment and make recommendations for purchases for the good of the service.
Process referrals from visually impaired people who wish to receive the IT service.
To organise and present IT training sessions at Vision Support centres using the IT volunteers as required.
Undertake all clerical tasks required for the post including
Dealing with correspondence with volunteers, venues, other service providers etc
To keep all records and reports as requested by the manager
To monitor and evaluate service provision and make recommendations for improvements
To make presentations and attend meetings as required to promote the IT service.
To make Referrals on behalf of Service Users into other WVS and/or other services.
To make presentations about WVS services and activities to other organisations
To participate in regular supervision, annual appraisals and all team and other essential meetings
To undertake all other reasonable duties as required.
Experience in a training role
Experience in a training role with visually impaired students
Working with visually impaired people
An understanding of the issues affecting people living with sight loss
Practical work experience of working with visually impaired people
Knowledge of digital technology
Comprehensive understanding of a how to use smart phones, tablets and computers and associated apps.
Comprehensive understanding of how to use access technology across a wide spectrum of equipment
Ability to travel to multiple venues across the region.
Have your own transport
Educated to A level or equivalent
Teacher Training qualification or equivalent
Ability to work independently.
Ability to manage and lead a team.