PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the 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 direction of the Chief of Children's Services (Blind) who reviews work for effectiveness and conformance with policy.
May supervise Education Consultants 1 (Blind).
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Instructs in the specialized and basic skills of braille reading and writing, typewriter 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 students; 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; provides consultative services to school and related community personnel working with or interested in visually handicapped children; serves on division committees; makes case reports; answers correspondence clearly; speaks before parent, volunteer and professional groups.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of the principles and methods of education of the blind and visually handicapped with emphasis on braille instruction; some knowledge of eye diseases and of the psychological effects of blindness; ability to deal effectively with others; ability in written and oral expression.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Graduation from college (graduation shall be considered successful completion of a four-year college or its equivalent) and not less than twelve (12) semester hours' credit in courses applicable to the blind or partially sighted and three (3) years' employment as a teacher in this area OR IN LIEU THEREOF an equivalent combination of experience and training acceptable to the State Board of Education for certification.
Possession of a standard 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
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Education Consultant 2 (B.E.S.B.) in Salary Group 19 approved effective April 17, 1970.