[Nfbmo] job opportunity in St. Louis

Nancy Lynn freespirit at accessibleworld.org
Tue Aug 30 01:14:38 UTC 2011




                                                                             CAREER OPPORTUNITY



Family Support Division, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

August 29, 2011

The Family Support Division, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, is seeking candidates for a full-time position as Children’s Specialist for the Blind. This position is based in the Saint Louis North District Office, 9900 Page Ave, Suite 105, St. Louis, Missouri. 

JOB DUTIES: Provides casework and/or counseling services as deemed necessary and appropriate to assist the family and/or guardian in coping realistically with the child's visual loss to maximize the child's potential and minimize the traumatic effects of blindness on the family and/or guardian. Provides parent education concerning infant care and stimulation and self-help skills for blind and/or visually impaired children. Provides referral and resource information to schools, families and/or guardian(s) to assist them in obtaining needed services. Serves as an advocate, when appropriate, to assist parents in obtaining needed services for the blind and/or visually impaired children. Administers and interprets the Denver Developmental Screening, Oregon Project for Blind and Visually Impaired Preschool Children, Visual Efficiency Scale for Low Vision and other tests as needed. Maintains case records and makes reports as required. Performs other related work as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: One year of professional experience in working with blind and/or visually impaired persons or in child development, special education, elementary education, pre-school education, child psychology, child welfare or closely related areas; AND graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in special education for blind and/or visually impaired persons, child development, psychology, social work, sociology, special education, elementary education or closely related areas. (Graduate work in the specified educational areas may be substituted on a year-for year-basis for the stated experience.)

 SALARY RANGE:  Annual salary range is $ $32,256.00 - $45,984.00

TO APPLY: Interested applicants must forward a completed Merit application (http://oa.mo.gov/pers/howtoapply.htm) and any applicable transcripts to Sarah Zayumba at fax number (573) 526-3674.  Upon accessing the web site, select "paper application form" because the EASe on-line process is not yet available for this position.  Merit application and transcripts must be received by Ms. Zayumba by the close of business on September 23, 2011. Individuals who are currently Children’s Specialist for the Blind  in good standing (i.e., not on a corrective action plan or attendance plan), not on probation, and are interested in being considered for transfer (no increase in salary) to St. Louis County, must fax a transfer/reemployment application (http://www.oa.mo.gov/pers/TranRempAppt.htm) to the Office of Administration at (573) 526-5382 and to Ms. Zayumba at the fax number referenced above.  Questions regarding this position can be directed to Keith Roderick at (573)751-4878.

RECRUITMENT AREA: Accepting applicants from all qualified applicants.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 23, 2011

     Applications will be subjected to review prior to scheduling interviews


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