In the Department of Aging and Disability Services, Board of Education Services for the Blind, this class is accountable for planning and administering a program of independent travel instruction for blind adults throughout the State.
Works under the general supervision of the Supervisor, Orientation and Mobility Program (Blind) or other employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans and administers a program of independent travel instruction for blind adults and such blind children to whom the program may be applicable; supervises and instructs in all techniques of independent travel such as the use of cane and other guide devices; arranges the program to suit individual needs; instructs in safety measures for the protection of individuals; teaches muscular coordination and correct posture and walking; aids the blind in orienting themselves to the community and in areas where they would have occasion to travel; may speak before lay and professional groups; keeps records and submits reports on individuals and the program in general; does 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 mobility instruction; some knowledge of eye diseases and of the psychological effects of blindness; oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to deal effectively with others.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in teaching blind or visually handicapped adults.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in mobility instruction.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training with special courses in the education of the blind may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree. 2. A Master's Degree in the field of mobility training may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
1. Possession of a certificate in Orientation and Mobility from a recognized national, state or professional organization. 2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(14)-EDUCATION B (P-3B)
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Education Consultant For The Blind (Mobility Instruction) in Salary Group T4 BA approved effective October 01, 2019. (Retitled to include "(35 Hour)" as part of the P-3B contract negotiations) Final No. 22-050