[nobe-l] Opening in Missouri

Hyde, David W. (ESC) david.hyde at wcbvi.k12.wi.us
Fri Feb 8 18:35:44 UTC 2013

"Missouri public schools:  the best choice... the best results!"


Vacancy Title:                  Vision Supervisor

Job Order Number:

Domicile Location:                     St. Louis

Section/Office:                Missouri School for the Blind/ Division of Special Education

Salary:                            $37,968.00 - $47,472.00 annually (depending on prior experience and credentials)

Deadline:                         Open until filled


1.   Possession of a Bachelor's with Master's degree preferred from an accredited college or university.

2.   Missouri teaching certification in the education of students who are visually impaired/blind (partially sighted/blind) is required; with additional certification as ACVREP COMS, preferred.

(Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)


This is a full-time (12-month) professional position providing statewide outreach services to local and state education agencies (LEAs and SEAs), First Steps, parents, and others about the educational needs of children (birth to 21 years) with vision impairment.

*         Knowledge and experience in assessment and instruction of students who are visually impaired/blind.

*         Develop, coordinate and conduct functional vision/learning media assessments, Braille skill assessments (and orientation and mobility assessments, if appropriately certificated) with students enrolled in Part C programming, local and state education programs (Part B). Job requires travel.

*         Coordinate and provide onsite technical assistance/consultation to Part C programs, local and state education programs (Part B) regarding environmental, task and materials modification, instructional strategies and methodology. Job requires travel.

*         Coordinate assessment and technical assistance staffings with Part C and local/state program representatives (Part B) and parents.

*         Prepare timely written reports of service.

*         Interpret reports from eye care specialists and identify possible implications for educational programming.

*         Research and maintain knowledge of the field.

*         Work closely with local/state program and agency administrators and representatives, outreach service staff, eye care providers and families.

*         Assist local/state education agencies in planning comprehensive educational assessments and educational programming, including areas of the core and expanded core curricula.

*         Coordinate and provide professional development activities.


Complete a DESE application online at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf.  Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received online.
NOTE: If a college degree is a requirement for this position, transcripts MUST be submitted with the application in order to be considered for employment.  Failure to include transcripts (when required for the position) with your application will eliminate the application from the review process.

We do not keep applications on file to submit for other vacant positions.   You must submit an application for each vacant position you are applying for.

BENEFITS (For a Full-Time Position)

ANNUAL LEAVE:  Accrue 10 hours per month for new full-time employees, longer term State employees can earn more. Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.

SICK LEAVE:  Accrue 10 hours per month.  Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.

HOLIDAYS:  12 holidays per year.

RETIREMENT:  Coverage provided through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS)<https://www.mosers.org/>.

LIFE INSURANCE:  Term life insurance coverage, equal to one times employee's annual salary, through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System.

OPTIONAL LIFE INSURANCE:  Optional term life insurance available with maximum coverage of six times member's annual salary.  Plans are also offered for spouse and dependents. Premiums paid by employee.

CAFETERIA PLAN:  Easy tax savings on employee's cost for qualified payroll-deducted insurance plans, medical care, and dependent care.

HEALTH PLANS:  Employer-paid/subsidized plans available the first day of the following month after employment.

DENTAL PLANS:  Delta Dental insurance coverage is available.

VISION PLAN:  Vision Service Plan (VSP) is available.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION:  A payroll deduction deferred compensation plan<http://www.modeferredcomp.org/> available to defer taxes until retirement by investing in mutual funds and a fixed income account is currently provided.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at hr at dese.mo.gov<mailto:hr at dese.mo.gov>.

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

TTY/TDD users:  Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.


It is the policy of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs or employment practices as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Inquiries related to Department programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Office of the General Counsel, Coordinator-Civil Rights Compliance (Title VI/Title IX/504/ADA/Age Act), 6th Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number (573) 526-4757 or TTY (800) 735-2966, fax (573) 522-4883, email civilrights at dese.mo.gov<mailto:civilrights at dese.mo.gov>.

David Hyde, Professional Development Coordinator
Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1700 W. State Street
Janesville WI  53546
608-758-6152 (office)
608-751-0960 (cell)
608-758-6169 (fax)
866-284-1107 ext. 34 (toll free)
david.hyde at wcbvi.k12.wi.us<mailto:david.hyde at wcbvi.k12.wi.us>

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