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Improving Education for Individuals with Visual Impairments.

Orientation and Mobility Instructor (Education Consultant for the Blind)

The State of Connecticut Department of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) is recruiting for an Education Consultant for the Blind (Mobility Instruction).  The selected candidate would be responsible for providing direct instruction in safe travel techniques to children who are blind; consultation services to school district staff, parents, professionals and paraprofessionals who interact with children on assigned caseloads.   This is a full time (35 hours a week/ Monday through Friday) position located in Windsor. Traveling is required.
 Examples of duties:
 Plans and administers a program of independent travel instruction for blind adults and such blind children to whom the program may be applicable; supervises and instructs in all techniques of independent travel such as the use of cane and other guide devices; arranges the program to suit individual needs; instructs in safety measures for the protection of individuals; teaches muscular coordination and correct posture and walking; aids the blind in orienting themselves to the community and in areas where they would have occasion to travel; may speak before lay and professional groups; keeps records and submits reports on individuals and the program in general; does related work as required.

Qualifications: 

Knowledge of the principles and methods of education of the blind and visually handicapped with emphasis on mobility instruction; some knowledge of eye diseases and of the psychological effects of blindness; oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to deal effectively with others.

Minimum qualifications:

1. College training with special courses in the education of the blind may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
 2. A Master's Degree in the field of mobility training may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

Special requirements:

1. Possession of a certificate in Orientation and Mobility from a recognized national, state or professional organization.
 2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Location
City: 
Windsor
State: 
Connecticut
Category: 
Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Contact Information
Name: 
Rebecca Martinez
Organization: 
DORS-BESB
Email: 
rebecca.martinez@ct.gov
Resumes should be sent to address specified in the job description.: 
Send Resumes to address specified in job description
Phone: 
860-424-4985
Created: 
Tue, 2019-05-21
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