[Jobs] Mobility Instructor Job Opening at Connecticut DORS-Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind- closing date extended]
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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
>STATE OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES
>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!
>Open To: The Public
>Location: 184 Windsor Avenue
>Windsor, CT 06095
>Job Posting No: 83378
>Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM (35 hour week)
>Salary: $54,568.00 - $61,314.00
>***starting salary depending on education level
>Posting Date: November 25, 2013 to December 16, 2013
>Within the Childrenâs 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.
>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.
>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.
>Six (6) years of experience in teaching blind or
>visually disabled children adults.
>Special Experience: One (1) year of the General
>Experience must have been in mobility instruction.
>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.
>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.
>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
>Connecticutâs Department of Administrative
>Services Human Resources Services website at:
>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
>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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