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Itinerant Rehabilitation Instructor for the Visually Impaired

Oregon Commission for the Blind

Portland, OR

 

Duties: The Itinerant Rehabilitation Instructor for the Visually Impaired provides visually impaired and blind individuals with assessment of and instruction in: low vision assessments, communication skills, reading and writing skills, techniques of daily living, technology training, and adjustment to blindness counseling in their home or community environments and orientation and mobility.

 

Qualifications: Possible Underfill Opportunity: The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at the Rehabilitation Instructor for the Visually Impaired level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the Entry level Rehabilitation Instructor for the Visually Impaired qualifications (listed below) to apply as we may consider underfilling the position for 12 months. If successful, underfill candidates will be paid at the Entry level Rehabilitation Instructor for the Visually Impaired salary range of $3,045 - $4,423 monthly and must meet the qualifications for the Rehabilitation Instructor for the Visually Impaired within 12 months of being hired. You must meet one of the following sets of qualifications: Rehabilitation Instructor for the Visually Impaired qualifications A Master's degree in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind, Special Education for the Visually-Impaired or Orientation and Mobility. OR Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind, Special Education for the Visually-Impaired or Orientation and Mobility AND one (1) year of experience. OR Master's Degree in Education, Social or Behavioral Science AND one (1) year of experience. OR Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social or Behavioral Science AND two (2) years of experience. OR Five (5) years of experience. Experience must include working with people with visual impairments in at least four (4) of the following: Direct instruction in adaptive techniques. Direct instruction in orientation and mobility techniques for safe travel within a building or within the community. Analyzing barriers and developing solutions. Assessment of adaptive skill level. Case management and documentation. Counseling in adjustment to blindness. Using and/or instructing use of adaptive equipment (including mobile devices) specific to people who are visually-impaired. Entry Level Rehabilitation Instructor for the Visually Impaired (Underfill Option) qualifications Note: You must meet the qualifications for the Rehabilitation Instructor for the Visually Impaired within 12 months of being hired. A Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind, Special Education for the Visually-Impaired or Orientation and Mobility. OR A Master's in Education, Social or Behavioral Science. OR A Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social or Behavioral Science AND one (1) year of experience. OR Four (4) years of experience. Experience must include working with people with visual impairments in at least four (4) of the following: Direct instruction in adaptive techniques. Direct instruction in orientation and mobility techniques for safe travel within a building or within the community. Analyzing barriers and developing solutions. Assessment of adaptive skill level. Case management and documentation. Counseling in adjustment to blindness. Using and/or instructing use of adaptive equipment (including mobile devices) specific to people who are visually-impaired. Preference may be given to candidates who have: Education and experience in both Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind and Orientation & Mobility instruction; or A Master's in Orientation and Mobility; or Experience working with and teaching adaptive technologies.

 

Additional Information: Portland, home to over 632,000 residents, is the largest city in Oregon covering 145 square miles. Located just 60 miles east of the Pacific Ocean at the northern end of the lush Willamette Valley (home to a multitude of wineries and vineyards), the ‘City of Bridges’ straddles the banks of the Willamette River. Whether you’re an urban culture fan or outdoor enthusiast, opportunities abound in the Portland Metro area where performing arts and a variety of festivals are offered year-round. If you decide to make Oregon your home, be sure to pack your hiking boots, bicycle, snowboard, surfboard and paddleboard because this state is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts!

 

For over 50 years, the Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB) has been an important resource for Oregonians who are experiencing vision loss. Our Mission Statement tells the story- “Empower Oregonians who are Blind to Fully Engage in Life”. We are a State Agency with five offices throughout Oregon, 58 staff members and four programs designed to meet the needs of various different age groups and levels of vision loss including: Independent Living, Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth/Transition Services and Business Enterprise. To learn more about OCB or any of our specialized programs, please visit our website at: www.oregon.gov/blind THE DIVISION The OCB Independent Living for the Older Blind Program helps provide training and resources to residents age 55 and over who experience vision loss. These resources help encourage Oregon residents with vision loss to participate in their communities, engage in leisure and recreational activities, volunteer, travel safely and maintain a greater level of independence. Our Rehabilitation Instructors provide the following services to our OCB clients in their homes and communities throughout the state of Oregon. TO APPLY To apply, please review the official job announcement and complete the online application process. Please access the official job announcement at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1476864. SALARY $40,068 - $58,344 annually, plus benefits. APPLICATION DEADLINE You must complete the application process before 11:59 p.m. on August 9, 2016. The Oregon Commission for the Blind is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.

 

Closing Date: August 9, 2016

 

For further information, contact:

Rebecca Wilson

HR Analyst

535 SE 12th Ave

Portland, OR 97214

Phone: (503) 373-7655

Email: Rebecca.A.Wilson@oregon.gov

 

 

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