[Jobs] Mobility Instructor Job Opening at Connecticut DORS-Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind- closing date extended]

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sat Dec 14 03:11:01 UTC 2013


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>Subject: RE: Mobility Instructor Job Opening at Connecticut DORS-Bureau
>of Education and Services for the Blind- closing date extended
>From: "Sigman, Brian" <<mailto:Brian.Sigman at ct.gov>Brian.Sigman at ct.gov>
>Date: Mon, December 09, 2013 4:31 pm
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>STATE OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES
>JOB OPPORTUNITY
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>EDUCATION CONSULTANT FOR THE BLIND (MOBILITY INSTRUCTOR)
>BUREAU OF EDUCATION AND SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
>
>PLEASE FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC APPLICATION FILING 
>INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE!
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>Open To:                The Public
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>Location:               184 Windsor Avenue
>Windsor, CT 06095
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>Job Posting No: 83378
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>Hours:          8:30 AM - 4:15 PM       (35 hour week)
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>Salary:         $54,568.00 - $61,314.00 
>***starting salary depending on education level
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>Posting Date:           November 25, 2013 to December 16, 2013
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>Responsibilities Include:
>Within the Children’s Services Program at the 
>Department of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of 
>Education and Services for the Blind, the 
>selected candidate would be responsible for 
>providing direct instruction in safe travel 
>techniques to children who are blind; 
>consultation services to school district staff, 
>parents, professionals and paraprofessionals who 
>interact with children on assigned caseload.
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>Examples of Duties:
>Plans and administers a program of independent 
>travel instruction for blind children and youth 
>to whom the program may be applicable; assesses 
>skill levels of clients to determine 
>instructional needs; supervises and instructs in 
>all techniques of independent travel such as the 
>use of cane and other guide devices; arranges 
>the program to suit individual needs; instructs 
>in safety measures for the protection of 
>individuals; aids the blind in orienting 
>themselves to the community and in areas where 
>they would have occasion to travel; makes 
>recommendations for modifications to the 
>environment for safety; participates in planning 
>and placement team meetings; conducts mobility 
>training at expanded core curriculum group 
>activities; may speak before lay and 
>professional groups; keeps records and submits 
>reports on individuals and the program in 
>general; does related work as required. 
>Extensive travel throughout the state is required.
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>Qualifications Required:
>Knowledge of the principles and methods of 
>education of the blind and visually disabled 
>with emphasis on mobility instruction; some 
>knowledge of eye diseases and of the 
>psychological effects of blindness; oral and 
>written communication skills; interpersonal 
>skills; ability to deal effectively with others.
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>General Experience:
>Six (6) years of experience in teaching blind or 
>visually disabled children adults.
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>Special Experience:  One (1) year of the General 
>Experience must have been in mobility instruction.
>
>Substitutions Allowed:
>College training with special courses in the 
>education of the blind may be substituted for 
>the General Experience on the basis of fifteen 
>(15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year 
>to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
>
>A Master's Degree in the field of mobility 
>training may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
>
>Special Requirement:
>Possession of a certificate in Orientation and 
>Mobility from a recognized national, state or professional organization.
>
>Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
>
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>APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be considered for this 
>position candidates need to submit a completed 
>and signed State of Connecticut Application 
>(Form CT-HR-12). The CT-HR-12 Application form 
>may be downloaded from the State of 
>Connecticut’s Department of Administrative 
>Services Human Resources Services website at:
><http://www.das.state.ct.us/HR/Forms/CT-HR-12_Application.pdf>http://www.das.state.ct.us/HR/Forms/CT-HR-12_Application.pdf.
>Incomplete, blank or late applications will not 
>be considered.  Also, no fax or hand-delivered 
>copies will be accepted.  Please mail your 
>completed State of Connecticut Application for 
>Examination or Employment (CT-HR-12) to:
>Sabrina Betts, Human Resources Specialist
>Department of Rehabilitation Services
>25 Sigourney Street – Human Resources, 6th Floor
>Hartford, CT  06106
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>APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AND POSTMARKED BY December 16, 2013
>
>Note:  The filling of this position will be in 
>accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, 
>promotion and merit employment rules, if applicable.
>
>The State of Connecticut is an Equal 
>Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and 
>strongly encourages the applications of women, 
>minorities, and persons with disabilities.
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