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VA Rehab Center for the Blind

08/31/2022

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Minimum Qualifications

College or university degree in education, information systems, computer science, rehabilitation, or related field or combination of education, experience, and/or professional certifications relating to access technology used by individuals who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind. High level of access technology literacy and the ability to master multiple computer applications.Knowledge of access technology software and devices.
 

Ability to evaluate the computer skills and access technology needs of students who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind; to formulate an instructional plan to meet each student’s needs and provide appropriate instruction; to prepare written reports on student’s progress; excellent teamwork skills; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated teaching ability; to teach effective strategies for accessing online academic programs; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to install, test, and configure hardware and software to facilitate operation with speech, refreshable Braille, and screen enlargement systems; and to teach the use of social media and employment related applications.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching individuals who are blind, vision impaired or deafblind. Ability to gather data about a student’s career interest and the technology that the student would use on the job.

 

To apply:

 

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact recruitment@dars.virginia.gov for assistance.

Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.

If you have a Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor please ensure to attach a copy of it along with any other documents?

 

https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/310851

E_mail: Darlene.klenzmann@dars.virginia.gov

Phone: 804-662-7003

Cert: Any Certification

This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code § 2.2-1201.1. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.

The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment (Va. Code § 2.2-3114).