[Pibe-division] Interesting job available at the Maryland School for the Blind

Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Sat Mar 12 21:44:29 UTC 2016


The requirement for a class C drivers' license is where I believe
there is possible discrimination.  Is that an essential function of
the job or a reasonable accommodation?  Many blind people have had
jobs requiring a the ability to travel from one location to another
and different options have been worked out.

On 3/11/16, Jordy Stringer via PIBE-Division <pibe-division at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Salutations listers, I hope this note finds all of you well.
> It has been my experience that a state certified identification card serves
> as equivalent when a drivers license is required. Both identification cards
> contain A number that verifies the individual pictured on the card.
> In most of those cases, the job description didn't specify that a drivers
> license was required though, only that if one was going to be a driver, they
> had to provide proof of insurance. When I worked as a consultant for a
> disability rights organization in Indianapolis Indiana, I was not required
> to submit proof of insurance, only prove that I was eligible to work in the
> United States, and agree that I would be responsible for my own
> transportation's, but would be compensated the state allowance for mileage.
> It was up to me to then work out the cost of a driver, and how I made it to
> and from appointments. I think Chris's question is a really interesting one,
> in that, for this type of job, can there really be a requirement for an
> individual to hold a class C drivers license.
> I'm acquainted with a number of individuals that provide orientation and
> mobility instruction to individuals in various counties, but none of them
> are required to hold the class C driving license.
>
>
> Sent from the iPhone of Jordy D. Stringer
>
>> On Mar 11, 2016, at 11:47 AM, Chris Nusbaum via PIBE-Division
>> <pibe-division at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>
>> I've been wondering about this as well. In most cases, I've found that
>> businesses accept a state ID card as an equivalent to a drivers' license.
>> Has anyone had trouble getting a job as a TVI because you don't have a
>> license? If so, this seems discriminatory, unless I'm misunderstanding
>> something. If it is in fact discrimination, it seems like a very common
>> form of discrimination which comes up a lot, in which case I'm surprised
>> we haven't addressed that already.
>>
>> Chris Nusbaum
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Mar 11, 2016, at 10:43 AM, Marianne Denning via PIBE-Division
>>> <pibe-division at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> I hope the NFB will find someone who will take on the need to have a
>>> drivers license.  That would be a reasonable accommodation.  As long as
>>> that is required blind and visually impaired teachers cannot apply.
>>>
>>>> On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 10:29 AM, nfbmd via PIBE-Division
>>>> <pibe-division at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>> Hello All,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Read the description below for an interesting job doing outreach to
>>>> students throughout the state.  You will be an employee for the Maryland
>>>> School for the Blind even though you will be operating throughout the
>>>> state, and not the school itself.  Thank you for considering this
>>>> position.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Teacher Itinerant Outreach - TVI
>>>>
>>>> Outreach
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> SUMMARY:  With supervision, provides itinerant-based instruction and
>>>> district/family support based on contractual requests from Local School
>>>> Systems.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Essential Functions:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -          Teaches visually impaired students with and without
>>>> additional disabilities on an individual basis.
>>>>
>>>> -          Instructs in UEB, Nemeth, Assistive Technology and Expanded
>>>> Core Curriculum skills.
>>>>
>>>> -          Consults on classroom set-up and adaptations to core
>>>> curriculum areas including modified and grade level content standards.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -          Participates in the development, review and evaluation of
>>>> individualized educational plans including writing goals, data
>>>> collection, reporting on progress, and attending IEP meetings.
>>>>
>>>> -          Conducts evaluations and assessments to determine child's
>>>> developmental status, academics status, and mastery of Maryland grade
>>>> level curriculum standards.
>>>>
>>>> -          Manages student resources.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Work Schedule: Up to 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday.
>>>> Additional hours or flex schedule are likely.  This position follows the
>>>> standard ten month school schedule.  Travel throughout state to provide
>>>> services in multiple counties may be required. This position is
>>>> contractual for the remainder of the 2015-2016 academic school year.
>>>> Additional budget to allow for continued employment to be determined.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Qualifications:
>>>>
>>>> 1.   Bachelor's and/or Master’s degree in Education or related field and
>>>> certification in Vision required.  Dual certification in Vision and
>>>> Orientation and Mobility preferred.
>>>>
>>>> 2.   Comprehensive knowledge of special education principles, practices,
>>>> and procedures, including developing and writing IEP's and performing
>>>> appropriate teaching techniques.
>>>>
>>>> 3.   Knowledge of visual impairment, including causes, manifestations
>>>> and adaptations.
>>>>
>>>> 4.   General knowledge of medical disorders such as seizures or
>>>> restrictions and alternate modes of communication.
>>>>
>>>> 5.   Knowledge of core and expanded core curriculum, program
>>>> development, classroom resource management, and student scheduling.
>>>>
>>>> 6.   Maryland Class “C” driver’s license with a driving record
>>>> compatible with school standards.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> NOTE:  The information outlined above is not all inclusive and is
>>>> intended only to provide a general overview of the position currently
>>>> available.  Applicants who want more detailed information about work
>>>> environment, mental & physical requirements, etc. should contact the
>>>> Human Resources office for a complete copy of the Position Description.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F –
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> To Apply:
>>>>
>>>> Please visit our website www.marylandschoolfortheblind.org and click on
>>>> Careers.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sharon Maneki, President
>>>>
>>>> National Federation of the Blind of Maryland
>>>>
>>>> 410-715-9596
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>
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>>> Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
>>> Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
>>> (513) 607-6053
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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053



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