[nfbwatlk] [Jobs] FW: [Rehab-stakeholders] Home Management center instructorposition in Iowa

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instructor position in Iowa

Iowa Department for the Blind

June 12, 2015
July 1, 2015
Job Title:
Senior Services Specialist for the
                    Blind 1 / Home Management
                    Instructor in the Orientation Center
Polk County, Iowa
PART TIME/FULL TIME STATUS:                             1
Permanent/Full-Time Position

The Department for the Blind (IDB) is seeking applicants for the 
position of Senior Services Specialist for the Blind 1/Home 
Management Instructor in the adult comprehensive Adjustment- to- 
blindness training center.  This person provides small group 
instruction in the nonvisual skills of cooking, cleaning, and 
daily living /personal management.  We are looking for someone 
who will participate fully in center activities and challenge 
students to grow and reach their fullest potential.  Our programs 
are based on a positive 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 live full, 
happy, and successful lives.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Provide individualized, nonvisual instruction to adults in all 
areas of home management including, but not limited to: food 
shopping and preparation, sewing, cleaning, labeling, clothing 
organization and care, personal management and budgeting.
Produce braille recipes using embossers and software.
Provide instruction to several students in a small group format.
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.
Purchase and maintain classroom supplies

Essential Functions & Critical competencies:
Expertise in the area of home management.
Ability to read and write contracted Braille within three months 
of start date.
Ability to develop lessons and curriculum.
Ability to coordinate teaching services to insure that adult 
students receive effective instruction in their dorms Ability to 
evaluate student progress and work with students to develop goals 
and objectives.
Ability to explain 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.
Excellent judgment.
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 communication 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 agency's philosophy 
of blindness and the ability to implement this philosophy in work 

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 this link to see 
additional ways to 
nd1-41151.pdf> and minimum qualifications.

POST CLOSE DATE: July 1, 2015

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and 
referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative 
Services - Human Resources Enterprise.  Applications to DAS-HRE 
only, will not be considered.

To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to:
Iowa Department for the Blind
Attention: Shawn Mayo - Orientation Center Director
 524 4th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
shawn.mayo at blind.state.ia.us<mailto:shawn.mayo at blind.state.ia.us

All applicants need to apply by 4:30 p.m.  on the day of the 

Shawn Mayo
Orientation Center, Program Administrator
Iowa Department for the Blind
524 4th St.
Des Moines, 50309
Office: 515-281-1313
Mobile: 515-802-8162
Shawn.mayo at blind.state.ia.us<mailto:Shawn.mayo at blind.state.ia.us

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