[Nfbmo] job opportunity in St. Louis

Gary Wunder GWunder at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 30 12:38:06 UTC 2011

Thank you for posting this Nancy. 

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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

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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