In the Department of Aging and Disability Services, Board of Education and Services for the Blind on an itinerant basis, provides special instruction in braille and related subjects to visually handicapped students in public schools; does related work as required.
Works under the general supervision of an Education Consultant 2 (Blind) or an employee of higher grade who reviews work for effectiveness and conformance with policy.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Instructs in the specialized and basic skills of braille reading and writing, typewriting, and may assist with arithmetic, science or art adaptations and any other instructional tasks as assigned;
Plans and arranges for the provision of specialized and appropriate materials and equipment such as braille, recorded and large print textbooks, braille-writers, typewriters, talking book machines required by the individual student;
Acts as interpreter between school and home;
Assists in securing appropriate training other than public school education as needed;
Assists parents with proper school placement;
Arranges for diagnostic evaluations if not available locally through the local districts;
Serves on division committees;
Makes case reports;
Answers correspondence clearly;
Speaks before parent, volunteer and professional groups;
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of the principles and methods of education of the blind and visually handicapped with emphasis on braille instruction;
Oral and written communication skills;
Ability to deal effectively with others.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor's degree with at least twelve (12) semester hours in courses applicable to the blind or partially-sighted.
Possession of a certificate in special education in the area of teaching the blind or partially-sighted issued by the State Board of Education.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(13)-EDUCATION A (P-3A)
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Education Consultant 1 (B.E.S.B) (10 Months) (35 Hour) in Salary Group EA 25 approved effective October 1, 2019. (Revised to modify content and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-110