EDUCATION CONSULTANT FOR THE BLIND (MOBILITY INSTRUCTION)
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
BOARD OF EDUCATION AND SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
Education Consultant for the Blind (Mobility Instruction)
PLEASE FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC APPLICATION FILING INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!
Open to: Public – No exam necessary (Unclassified position)
Schedule: Full Time – 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday
Salary: P3B – T4 starting salary = $51,938 (BA degree); $54,542 (MA degree); or $58,359 (6th year)
Closing Date: November 15, 2009
PURPOSE OF CLASS: In the Board of Education, Services for the Blind, this class is accountable for planning and administering a program of independent travel instruction for blind adults throughout the State.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Supervisor, Orientation and Mobility Program (Blind) or other employee of higher grade.
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: 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.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: General Experience: Six (6) years of experience in teaching blind or visually handicapped adults. Special Experience: One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in mobility instruction. Substitutions Allowed: 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 equaling one-half (1/2) year to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree, or a Master’s Degree in the field of mobility training may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a certificate in Orientation and Mobility from a recognized national, state or professional organization. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and Form PLD-1 / Application for Examination or Employment (www.das.state.ct.us) by the closing date above to:
Deborah Craig, Human Resources Specialist
Department of Administrative Services
Small Agency Resource Team – SmART Unit
165 Capitol Avenue, 5th Floor East
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Fax: (860) 622-4921 (Preferred method of submission)
Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot confirm receipt.
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Position filled pending clearance of SEBAC/Re-Employment lists.
Link to the Department of Administrative Services job announcement is below: