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Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Direct and consultative and assessment services in the area of Orientation and Mobility as determined by regional need. Region is Central Kansas. Participate in team meetings for assigned caseload of children/students who have a visual impairment, including those with additional disabilities. Provide information to LEAs,school personnel and parents, about local, regional, state, and national vision program resources for the home, school and community. Provide information concerning recreational and summer programs to parents and students and assist with application forms and procedures. Such activities might include the Kansas School for the Blind’s ESY programs, boys and girls weekends, Braille Challenge, etc. Acquire and utilize information about current research and trends, development, and technology by attending conferences, workshops, and area meetings and by reading journals in the field of visual impairment. Provide KSSB’s service request procedures to appropriate personnel. Consult with early interventionists/educators to provide information to incorporate the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) into the entire home/school and community settings, more specifically related to Orientation and Mobility. Participate in regional Community of Practice. Attend and assist with Regional Braille Challenge. Attend and assist with Regional KanLovKids clinics. Assist with development and presentation of regional workshops (Related to Orientation and Mobility/ Field Services).
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in Education, Blind Rehabilitation, or other field of study. Master’s Degree from an accredited university training program. ACVREP Certification in Orientation and Mobility for minimum of one (1) year. Dual Certified as TSVI preferred but NOT required. Certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments preferred, but not required. Experience working with children who have a visual impairment including those with additional unique learning needs, including deaf-blindness, Experience working with infants and toddlers preferred but not required. Experience working with multi-disciplinary team. Excellent communication and organizational skills, Effective time management skills. Ability to work effectively with diverse groups, Ability to work independently with little supervision. Ability to travel to regional area districts, and to other statewide agency supported events. Ability to use technology for distance meetings, webinars, calendar, documents, etc.
Working Environment: Educational/classroom environment or home visits. Physical requirements may include standing, lifting, carrying, reaching, climbing, kneeling, squatting, or prolonged sitting while driving.
Upon offer of employment, background checks will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation, KS Dept. of SRS/Children and Family Services, Backgrounds Plus, and the Dru Sjodin National Sexual Offender Registry. A Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee). Must possess valid driver’s license (position requires driving agency campus and rental vehicles)
CONTACT: Tom Burdolski, Human Resources
An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency Veterans Preference Eligible “KSSB Embraces Diversity”
Kansas School for the Blind Teacher Application required for this position. It can be found on the KSSB.net website at https://kssb.net/employment/