[nobe-l] Braille Communications Instructor at the Iowa Center for the Blind
dandrews at visi.com
Tue Feb 17 00:41:06 UTC 2015
>Braille Communication Instructor/ Senior Services Specialist for the Blind 1
>Location: Polk County
>Department: 131-Department for the Blind
>Salary Minimum: $44,969
>Salary Maximum: $68,949
>Applicants must meet selective 926 Braille Certification
>The Department for the Blind (IDB) is seeking
>applicants for the position of Braille
>Communication Instructor/ Sr Services Specialist
>for the Blind 1 in the adult comprehensive
>Adjustment- to Blindness Training Center. This
>person provides small group instruction in the
>reading and writing of Braille using the Code
>Master teaching system. The slate and stylus,
>Perkins Brailler, electronic notetakers, Braille
>displays and embossing software will be taught.
>This person will work with students in making
>the transition to the Unified English Braille
>Code (UEBC). We are looking for someone who will
>participate fully in the center activities and
>challenge students to grow and reach their
>fullest potential. Our programs are based on a
>appositive attitude toward blindness and a
>belief in the normality and competency of blind
>people. We know that with proper training and
>opportunity, blind people can life full, happy, and successful lives.
>Duties include but are not limited to the following:
>Provide Individualized instruction to adults in
>all areas of Braille including, but not limited
>to: reading contracted Braille, writing with the
>slate and stylus, using the Perkins Brailler,
>using braille displays and notetakers, using
>embossers and software. Teach the Unified
>English Braille Code, computer Braille, music Braille, and the Nemeth code.
>Provide instruction to several students in a small group format.
>Provide instruction in the correct use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
>Demonstrate and promote a positive attitude
>toward blindness amongst center students.
>Evaluate student progress, set goals and write
>progress reports within the case management system.
>Participate fully in all center activities.
>Essential Functions & Critical competencies:
>Ability to read contracted Braille
>Ability to write Braille with a Braille writer, slate and stylus.
>Knowledge of assistive technologies to
>demonstrate and teach the use of in combination
>with Braille, including the use of electronic notetakers.
>Knowledge of computer Braille, Music Braille, and the Nemeth code.
>Ability to create assignments and develop Braille projects and curriculum.
>Ability to learn the Code Master system of teaching Braille.
>Ability to evaluate student progress and work
>with students to develop goals and objectives.
>Ability to explain complex technical information
>in a clear and concise manner to students with
>varying levels of technical knowledge and a wide
>range of educational and cultural backgrounds.
>Thorough knowledge of and ability to develop
>alternative techniques of blindness and to
>maintain knowledge of past and current related practices and techniques.
>Ability to handle stress.
>Ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
>Ability to identify and solve problems both
>independently and as part of a team.
>Good oral and written communications skills.
>Ability to use Microsoft Windows 7 and Office Suite
>Ability to engage in limited travel.
>Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude toward blindness.
>Thorough knowledge and understanding of the
>agencys philosophy of blindness and the ability
>to implement this philosophy in work duties.
>***It is the policy of the Department for the
>Blind to conduct background checks on all
>finalist candidates prior to any offer of employment***
>Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an
>accredited college or university with a degree
>in human service-oriented sciences, education,
>marketing or business and experience equal to
>three years of full time professional work.
>For Additional ways to qualify, please click on
>to see additional ways to qualify and minimum qualifications.
>Additional Qualifications: Applicants must meet
>selective 926 Braille Certification.
>Post close date: 02-Mar-2015
>To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to :
> Iowa Department for the Blind
> Attention: Shawn Mayo Orientation Center Director
> 524 4th Street
> Des Moines, IA 50309
> <mailto:shawn.mayo at blind.state.ia.us>shawn.mayo at blind.state.ia.us
>Orientation Center, Program Administrator
>Iowa Department for the Blind
>524 4th St.
>Des Moines, 50309
><mailto:Shawn.mayo at blind.state.ia.us>Shawn.mayo at blind.state.ia.us
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E-Mail: dandrews at visi.com or david.andrews at nfbnet.org
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