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3040 Wende Road
Minimum Qualifications Either 1. a bachelor’s degree or higher with a major in rehabilitation teaching of the blind or vision rehabilitation therapy;
Or 2. a bachelor’s degree and successful completion of the following courses:
Anatomy of the Eye and Low Vision
Psycho-Social Aspects of Disability
Medical Aspects of Disability
Grade II Braille
Methods in Rehabilitation Teaching
Student Teaching in Rehabilitation Teaching (One year of actual experience in providing rehabilitation teaching of the blind may be substituted for this course in student teaching.)
Duties Description As an Instructor of the Blind, you would organize, plan, teach, and direct the provision of reasonable accommodations and rehabilitative blind/low vision services (communication, personal, and adult living skills) to the offenders in a correctional setting who are legally blind or have severe visual impairment. You would provide instruction in use and care of adaptive equipment issued and provide extended assessment and discharge planning information to the Guidance unit, as needed. In addition, you would establish and maintain a working relationship with rehabilitative agencies to ensure effective delivery of services, discharge planning and programming for offenders. You would interview and instruct offenders, supervise mobility assistants and provide in-service training for various departmental staff as requested. Purchase/control inventories of all offender-use equipment in the facility. You would also travel to and communicate with other facilities as needed to ensure delivery of services.
Additional Comments Incumbent would be appointed provisionally and required to take the next Civil Service examination when it is announced and achieve a reachable score to be retained in the position.
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