[nobe-l] Orientation and Mobility Instructor opening in Wisconsin

Hyde, David W. (ESC) david.hyde at wcbvi.k12.wi.us
Tue Dec 15 15:08:18 UTC 2015

Below is a posting from the Department of Public Instruction in Wisconsin. This position is based in Janesville Wisconsin, about thirty-five miles from Madison, and Ninety north of Chicago.

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[https://wisc.jobs/hradmin/org_logo_get.asp?orglogoid=32]  Public Instruction, Department of
Teacher-Orientation and Mobility- - WI School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Job Announcement Code(s): 15-04257


Classification Title(s)/JAC:
   Job Working Title(s):

TEACHER - 1504257
    Teacher-Orientation and Mobility

Type of Employment:

Full Time (40 hrs/week)


Starting salary will be between $19.00 - $24.00 per hour, plus excellent benefits. Additional compensation up to $2.97 per hour may be given for relevant credits beyond a Bachelor's degree. A six-month probationary period will be required. This position is in pay schedule 13, pay range 04.


Lynn Kirsch, Human Resources Specialist, 608-267-9200, lynn.kirsch at dpi.wi.gov<mailto:lynn.kirsch at dpi.wi.gov>

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The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to ensuring every child graduates ready for further education and the workforce. We must align our efforts so students are learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become contributing members of our communities. To build on our long-standing commitment to public education, we strive to recruit and retain quality employees. Our employees are vital to the success of our students, schools and communities. For more information about DPI, please go to http://www.dpi.wi.gov<http://www.dpi.wi.gov/>.

The Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired<http://www.wcbvi.k12.wi.us/> (WCBVI) is currently seeking applicants for a full-time, year-round Orientation and Mobility Teacher position in their Outreach department. This position is located at 1700 W State Street, Janesville.

The WCBVI operates a residential school for state residents ages birth to twenty-one who are blind or have visual impairments. The school provides academic and career education on site. The WCBVI Statewide Outreach team<http://www.wcbvi.k12.wi.us/outreach> offers instructional and technical assistance, teaching materials and evaluations of pupils at the request of local school districts and other agencies.
Job Duties:
This full-time, year round position is part of the Outreach department's Short Course Instructional team with the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI). The position provides 1:1 and group instruction to students who are blind or visually impaired, ages 3-21, including those with additional disabilities during the school year and for summer programs. Responsibilities include evaluating student skills and needs; preparing measurable goals and objectives; following through with instruction; completing progress reports; and consulting/collaborating with WCBVI staff, other professionals, and parents to ensure that all student needs are communicated and met. The position may travel to local school districts to perform assessments and share/gain information from local staff, and transition students in and out of their home district. As directed, it also provides orientation & mobility evaluations and consultations at the request of local education agencies (LEAs).
Special Notes:
Licensure or eligibility for licensure in Orientation and Mobility (826) with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is required.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of hire.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: child development and movement; effects of vision loss on travel skills; effects of additional disabilities on travel skills and learning modes; individualized teaching approaches used to maximize student potential, especially in the areas of the expanded core curriculum; current orientation and mobility practices, philosophies, and innovations; tools used in orientation and mobility including canes, low vision aids, tactile maps, etc.; state and federal laws related to the education of students who are blind or visually impaired; tools and methods for assessing student skill level in orientation and mobility; and techniques and strategies for developing and recommending measurable annual goals for students who are blind or visually impaired in orientation and mobility.

Ability to: work with wide variety of ages/abilities and work as a member of a team to meet student needs.

Skill in: effective oral and written communication.
How to Apply:
Submit an Application for State Employment form (OSER-DMRS-38)<http://oser.state.wi.us/application.asp>, current resume, transcripts and a copy of your license or documentation verifying your eligibility for licensure in Orientation & Mobility (826) through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. You may submit the materials any of the following ways: online through http://wisc.jobs; email materials to lynn.kirsch at dpi.wi.gov<mailto:lynn.kirsch at dpi.wi.gov>; mail materials to: Lynn Kirsch, DPI Human Resource Services, 5th Floor, 125 South Webster Street, PO Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841; or fax to (608) 266-5856 Attn: Lynn Kirsch.

Please Note:  After you apply, your job cart will show that the exam for this position is "not submitted" because it is administered offline. The materials you submit, per the instructions above will be used to determine your eligibility and will be considered "exam" responses. Based on the review of those materials, you will be given a score to indicate your eligibility for the position.  As long as you have submitted all the materials requested above, your application is complete.

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David Hyde, Professional Development Coordinator
Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1700 W. State Street
Janesville WI  53546
608-758-6152 (office)
608-758-6169 (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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