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

adrijana prokopenko adrijana.prokopenko at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 21:49:55 UTC 2016


I actually never heard of a blind travel instructor who had to do it
in different schools and get a driver or public transport, so it would
be nice to hear their stories and ideas.

On 3/12/16, Marianne Denning via PIBE-Division <pibe-division at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 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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