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Vision Rehabilitation Teacher

 

Vision Rehabilitation Teacher

Program: College Success Program

Schedule: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week

 
Vision Rehabilitation Teacher
Program: College Success Program
Schedule: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week
Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff. 
Summary
The Multi Purpose Vision Rehabilitation Teacher will provide support for College Success students, with the goal of supporting individual growth, independence and satisfaction with the range of independent living skills and learning skills needed for successful college completion, and life.  
The Multi Purpose Vision Rehabilitation Teacher will provide the following, including but not limited to:

  • Provides direct instruction on the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), based on the demonstrated and assessed needs of College Success students.   
  • Teach students skills to meet their individual objectives and report progress on these objectives in oral and/or written formats as prescribed by the program.  
  • Assist in providing a safe and secure environment for students.  
  • Apply good judgment and effective problem-solving skills in working with students on and off-campus.  Participate in staff development and training.
  • Read records, observe students, consult with other program staff and clinicians to determine capabilities, limitations and the special needs of each student.  Apply this information in working with students, preparing goals, objectives and specific lesson plans to meet these needs.
  • Provide a setting that fosters a respectful attitude toward human rights, confidentiality, and privacy as they relate to working with the students.  
  • Observe all regulations required by licensing agencies which apply to students.

For a more detailed description of the position and to apply, please visit our website http://www.perkins.org/get-involved/careers and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.    
Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.
Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students.  Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
 

Qualifications: 

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Rehabilitation or related field with a preferred minimum of 1 - 3 years of experience working with high school/college aged students with visual impairments and working with students in a vocational setting.  Must be currently certified or willing to be certified in First Aid and CPR.    

Preference will be given to candidates with:

Current certification such as:

  • ACVREP certification for dual Vision Rehabilitation Teacher/COMS (eligible for ACVREP certification in COMS)
  • ACVREP certification (COMS, CVRT, CLVT)
  • Appropriate Massachusetts or National certification for field of expertise
  • Massachusetts teacher certification in Vision Impairments
  • Massachusetts teacher certification in related field (ie. Education, social work
  • ASHA certification
  • NRA certification
  • Experience & expertise in assistive/adaptive technology
Location
City: 
Watertown
State: 
Massachusetts
Category: 
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Contact Information
Resumes should be sent to address specified in the job description.: 
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Created: 
Tue, 2018-04-10
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