[Tall-Corn] FW: Courtesy Copy: Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher Job Posting

Janice Eggers Janice.Eggers at blind.state.ia.us
Wed Sep 12 20:08:15 UTC 2018


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Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher<https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa/jobs/2207268/vocational-rehabilitation-teacher?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery>

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Salary Minimum: $48,672.00

Salary Maximum: $74,131.20

Post Close Date: October 1, 2018

Job Description:  This is a courtesy posting for a non-merit position.  Please follow instructions in the “To Apply” section for directions on how to apply for this position.

The Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) is seeking applicants for a position that will promote IDB’s mission, vision and values through providing blindness-skills training to vocational rehabilitation clients throughout the state. A significant portion of this position will include teaching young adults.

Duties and responsibilities to include the following:

  *   Teach blindness skills, including but not limited to braille, cane travel, home and personal management, and basic technology usage, to vocational rehabilitation clients, individually and in groups, including pre-employment transition services for clients and potentially eligible students. Provide regular written reports documenting training, and communicate regularly with vocational rehabilitation counselors regarding client progress and concerns.
  *   Evaluate the skill level and training needs of vocational rehabilitation clients and potentially eligible students. Provide reports documenting strengths, weaknesses and training recommendations to clients, counselors and IEP teams as appropriate.
  *   Assist in developing and implementing group trainings for vocational rehabilitation clients and potentially eligible students such as transition weekend retreats.
  *   Assist in developing assessments and training curricula for use with clients.
  *   Assist in developing and provide training to service providers including paraprofessionals, in working with blind persons in a manner that supports skill development and fosters independence.

Essential functions of this position:

  *   Communicate effectively in person, on the phone, and in writing with clients, counselors, and the public using proper English grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.
  *   Read, write, and teach contracted braille.
  *   Independently travel using the long white cane under sleep shades and teach skills to clients.
  *   Promote a positive philosophy of blindness including that blind persons can be as proficient as their sighted counterparts
  *   Experience teaching blindness skills preferred.

It is the policy of the Department for the Blind to conduct background checks on all finalist candidates prior to any offer of employment.

For further information, contact Helen Stevens, 515-829-7411 or helen.stevens at blind.state.ia.us<mailto:helen.stevens at blind.state.ia.us>

To Apply:

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise.  Persons who wish to be considered for this position must submit a resume and letter of application to:

Helen Stevens

Education and Training Director

Iowa Department for the Blind

524 4th Street

Des Moines, IA 50309-2364

helen.stevens at blind.state.ia.us<mailto:helen.stevens at blind.state.ia.us>

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