[Nfbmo] Position Announcement - Rehabilitation Teacher; Springfield, MO

St. Julien, Michael A Michael.A.StJulien at dss.mo.gov
Thu Feb 9 14:40:54 UTC 2012

Good Morning,

Rehabilitation Services for the Blind has a vacancy for Rehabilitation Teacher in our Southwest District Office located in Springfield, MO.  For more information please review the attachment or see details below my signature.  If you have any questions regarding the position please don't hesitate to contact the Southwest District Supervisor, Randy Custer at 417-895-6391.

Michael St.Julien
Assistant Deputy Director
Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
573-751-4989 (Office)
573-680-4074 (Cell)
573-751-4984 (Fax)
michael.a.stjulien at dss.mo.gov

Enjoy Life!!!!

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Family Support Division, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
February 9, 2012

The Family Support Division, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, is seeking candidates for a full-time position as Rehabilitation Teacher for the Blind. This position is based in the Greene County Office located at Springfield, Missouri.
JOB DUTIES: The Rehabilitation Teacher (RT) participates as the member of a rehabilitation team including Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Orientation and Mobility Specialists to provide comprehensive services to clients.   The RT serves as the case manager for all Vocational Rehabilitation clients whose vocational goal is homemaker and for all Independent Living Rehabilitation clients.  The Rehabilitation Teacher provides direct client services designed to foster independence for blind and visually impaired clients and includes the provision of services in a variety of settings including the client's home environment.  The RT will assess client needs and develop a comprehensive plan for adjustment to blindness training, including teaching skills necessary to develop independence in daily living, homemaking activities, and basic travel needs.  Rehabilitation Teachers provide instruction in Braille, typing and other communication skills, as needed.  RT's provide counseling services and informational resources to clients and their families and works cooperatively with agency partners to utilize available resources.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in orientation and mobility, rehabilitation counseling, education, social work, behavioral sciences, home economics (with emphasis in home management) or closely related areas. Proficiency in and the ability to teach alternative skills of blindness including daily living skills techniques, Braille, and basic orientation and mobility skills is preferred. The individual must also be able to demonstrate proficiency in and teach Braille, alternative skills of blindness and basic orientation and mobility, before the end of probation as evaluated (including successful completion of a Braille exam) by Rehabilitation Services for the Blind.

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

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants must forward a completed Merit application (http://oa.mo.gov/pers/howtoapply.htm) and 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 Friday, March 2, 2012 Questions regarding this position can be directed to Randy Custer at 417 895-6391.

RECRUITMENT AREA: Accepting Applications from all qualified candidates

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 2, 2012

     Applications will be subjected to review prior to scheduling interviews


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