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Kansas State School for the Blind


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Direct Services:

  • Provide timely, responsive, and consistent services to children, families and teams.

  • Provide family and child's team with information about visual diagnosis and the effects of vision loss on early overall development.

  • Assess children’s needs using assessments geared towards the BLV 0-3 population.

  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams to support and develop IFSPs

  • Establish, maintain and update schedules of visits to schools and homes.

  • Support children either directly or through consultation and communication with IT team members,and families/caregivers:

    • Using prescriptive programs geared towards the 0-3 population.

    • In compensatory skill areas unique to vision loss (pre-braille, pre-tech, O&M, etc.)

  • Assist in supporting parent-caregiver/child interactions through developmentally appropriate play activities and effective coaching strategies.

  • Perform physical requirements unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.

  • Perform job related tasks as assigned by supervisor/coordinator.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with KSSB employees, local education agency representatives and others contacted during the course of the workday.

  • Follow established KSSB policies and procedures.

Outreach Services:

  • Consults with community-based providers of related services and the professional early support system on behalf of assigned child who is BLV and family (such as attending medical visits, IFSP and IEP meetings, program visits, etc.)

  • Provide workshops and training for families/ caregivers and professionals, as needed.

  • Collaborate with community programs to help screen vision for Child Find activities, as needed.

  • Participate as an active member of transition teams to provide vision information and agency collaboration for children transitioning from early support services to school district preschool programs and early childhood programs to Kindergarten.

Case Management Responsibilities:

  • Complete and maintain student files including referrals, home visit contact notes, permission to exchange information forms, Babies Count Form, medical records (current eye reports), functional vision assessments, and progress notes.

  • Follow Kansas Department of Health and Environment guidelines for providing early support services in Kansas for children and families.

  • Provide accurate monthly accounting of student/family contact hours and enter the vision services delivered into the KSSB/KDHE data system each month.

  • Provide an updated caseload report of current caseload and a monthly report of children screened, trainings given, and new referrals.

  • Keep Google calendar up to date, reflective of the agreed-upon schedule.


  • Master’s degree in educational or other relevant field of study;

  • Current Kansas State Teaching Certificate, or ability to obtain a Kansas State Teaching


  • Certification as a Teacher of Students with a Visual Impairment from an accredited university

ANDlOR Certification as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) through ACVREP.

  • Certification as Early Childhood Special Educator (ECSE) OR willingness to obtain TSVI or COMS certification.


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;

  • Effective time management skills;

  • Ability to set high expectations that support families and teams for child’s success.

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups;

  • Ability to work independently.


Phone: (913) 305-3004

Cert: Any Certification


All offers of employment from Kansas State School for the Blind (KSSB) are contingent upon background check results and any applicable workplace references. Background checks are completed via the KS Bureau of Investigation, Backgrounds Plus consents, Kansas Department of Children and Family Services, and Dru Sjodin National Sexual Offender Registry. KSSB may contact previous employers for workplace references. Within 30 days of employment, a tuberculosis test (and any applicable treatment), as well as health certificate must be completed by a medical provider at the cost of the employee.

APPLICATION: Open Until Filled. For consideration, request an official KSSB application or go to our website at and apply for KSSB’s review; copies of all college transcripts and licenses will be required. 

CONTACT:  Human Resource Office

Voice: 913-305-3004

Fax: 913-621-2310