[Nfbmo] Position Announcement - Rehabilitation Teacher - Kansas City, MO

St. Julien, Michael A Michael.A.StJulien at dss.mo.gov
Thu Aug 1 17:14:12 UTC 2013

Good Afternoon,

Please see below or the attached document for information regarding a position with Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind.  The Rehabilitation Teacher position is located in our Kansas City - North District Office.  If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact 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

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                                                                                                      JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Family Support Division, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
August 1, 2013
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 Kansas City North Office located at 615 E 13, Room 409, Kansas City, Missouri.
JOB DUTIES: Provide direct client services designed to foster independence to blind and visually impaired clients.  Provide counseling services to clients experiencing vision loss.  Participate as the member of a rehabilitation team including Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Orientation and Mobility Specialists to provide comprehensive services to clients.  Provide direct teaching services to blind and visually impaired persons in a variety of settings including their home environment.  Assess client needs and develop a comprehensive plan for adjustment to blindness training.  Teach skills necessary for daily living and homemaking activities.  Teach Braille, typing and other communication skills, as needed.  Provide limited travel instruction, with both human guide and cane, in the client's home and immediate surroundings.   Provide training to blind and visually impaired clients in the use of adaptive aids and devices such as talking book machines, magnifying aids and homemaking aids.   Provide support and informational resources for clients and their families.  Refer persons in need of eye care, other medical care or special services to the appropriate service provider.  Work cooperatively with agency partners to utilize available resources for clients.  Keep documentation and submit reports as required.  Order equipment and training aids necessary for effective client training and job performance.  Serve as case manager for all Vocational Rehabilitation clients whose vocational goal is homemaker and for all Independent Living Rehabilitation clients.   Provide training as needed in the use of adaptive devices to measure blood sugar and insulin.
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. Prior to appointment, an applicant must demonstrate proficiency in the ability to teach Orientation and Mobility, and alternative techniques in Blindness skills. The individual must also be able to be proficient in and teach Braille before the end of probation as evaluated by Rehabilitation Services for the Blind.

SALARY RANGE:  Annual salary range is $32,904.00 - $46,908.00

HOW TO APPLY:  Interested applicants who meet the required qualifications as specified above for this position must forward a completed Paper Application for Merit System Employment (http://oa.mo.gov/pers/howtoapply.htm) and transcripts to Annette Summers at Annette.Summers at dss.mo.gov<mailto:Annette.Summers at dss.mo.gov>.  A Paper Application for Merit System Employment and official transcripts, (if applicable) must be received by Ms. Summers on or before the close of business on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.  Questions regarding this position can be directed to Randy Custer at (417) 895-6391.

RECRUITMENT AREA: Accepting Applications from all qualified candidates

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.

     Applications will be subjected to review prior to scheduling interviews


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