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Oregon Commission for the Blind

06/27/2021

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What You Will Do

The purpose of this position is to provide OCCB students with Adaptive Device (smartphone) and Braille training that will lead to self-sufficiency and employment. While the focus of instruction will be on Adaptive Devices and Braille, knowledge of PCs and screen readers would also be helpful in moving students towards independence The position is located in the Technology Lab in the Portland office and is responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Provide one-on-one and group technology training to OCB clients, staff, and third-party vendors as needed. Training includes braille, blindness-related adaptive devices (Apple/Android products), PCs, screen readers, and software.
  • Conduct individual client assessments and written recommendations for Center clients’ adaptive device/tech needs, braille skills, current technology skills, and overall training needs.
  • Obtain quotes for adaptive technologies to keep up with new trends. This will involve coordination with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRC) and vendors client system configurations, ordering, delivery, and orientation as needed.
  • Write and/or assist with curriculum development for group and individual training goals.
  • Create and assist staff with accessible document creation. Provide timely and clear progress reports to counselors.
  • Attend staff meetings and client staffing's as scheduled.

 

The Benefits of Joining Our Team

The State of Oregon offers a competitive and affordable health and benefits package, including excellent medical, vision and dental coverage, paid holidays off, and personal business leave, as well as paid and accrued vacation leave and sick leave. In addition to standard medical benefits and employee leave, the state also provides additional optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.

 

What We Are Looking For

a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind, Special Education for the Visually-Impaired or Orientation and Mobility;

OR
A Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Teaching for the blind or Special Education for the Visually-Impaired, and one year of experience;

OR
a Master's or Bachelor's degree in Education or a Social or Behavioral Science and two years of experience;

OR
an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

EXPERIENCE FOR THIS CLASSIFICATION IS DEFINED AS:
experience working with people with visual impairments that included at least four of the following:

Direct instruction in adaptive techniques; Analyzing barriers and developing solutions; Assessment of adaptive skill level; Development of training programs; Case management and documentation; Resource Management (funds and services); Advocacy for person with visual impairment; Counseling in adjustment to blindness; Using and/or instructing use of adaptive equipment specific to visually-impaired people. Interagency coordination;

To receive credit for completed coursework, you must submit a photocopy of your transcripts.

 

Candidates who are the most competitive will also reflect the following:

  • Ability to work both independently and within teams supporting team cohesion and goals.
  • Ability to complete administrative duties while maintaining a student focus.
  • Problem solving related to helping students overcome barriers.
  • Experience working with a diverse student body.
  • Demonstrate initiative and flexibility with good written and verbal communications skills. Customer service oriented with a pleasant and positive disposition.

 

 

How to Apply

Your candidate profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect place to display your interest in the position and highlight the skills and experience you will bring, making you the best candidate for the position. Submissions are screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).

  • Current State of Oregon employees - You must apply through your employee Workday account. At the time of application, please attach your current cover letter and resume
  • External Applicants - Please visit the State of Oregon job opportunities web-page to submit your application for the position, which includes your current cover letter and resume

 

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  • The salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect the additional 6.95%
  • This announcement is for one, full-time, Rehabilitation Instructor for the Blind position - Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details on the classification, or you may visit our website for information on the job offer process following pay equity
  • If you have questions about the job announcement, or need an alternate format top apply, please contact the Senior Recruiter, Francisco Garibay, at: Francisco.garibay@oregon.gov | 971-719-6326
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time
  • This position requires a background or security check and fingerprinting to handle confidential or negotiable documents. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification
  • This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur

Application Deadline:

07/11/2021

 

 

Salary Range:

$3,676 - $5,618

 

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E_mail: jonathan.scrimenti@ocb.oregon.gov

Phone: 9716733306

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