In the Board of Education and Services for the Blind this class is accountable for supervising professional staff providing instruction and other services to visually impaired students.
Works under the supervision of the Division Head.
Supervises Education Consultants and other assigned staff in the Division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises professional instructional and service staff assigned to division; performs on site visits to local schools to evaluate prescribed individual educational programs; evaluates teaching effectiveness of instructional staff; facilitates professional staff development through individual conferences, discussion of best teaching practices and inservice training programs; coordinates administration of special projects for visually impaired individuals such as low vision services, career education services, or vocational rehabilitation; interprets state policies and procedures to itinerant and staff instructors, students, parents, professional and community organizations or local school authorities; assists in directing routine operations of division; may represent division in case conferences regarding individual program planning and development and administration of educational programs and services offered by the state; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of philosophy, methods and technologies of education with particular emphasis upon blindness and visual impairment; knowledge of social factors which influence attitudes and behaviors of blind or visually impaired individuals and their families; knowledge of supervisory principles and techniques; ability to understand and explain complex written material; ability to prepare reports; ability to develop effective relationships with those contacted in the work; ability to teach.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of professional employment in education of the blind or visually impaired.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) years of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree. 2. A Master's degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Educator Certification issued by the Connecticut State Board of Education leading to professional certification within three (3) years of employment.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(13)-EDUCATION A (P-3A)
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group EA 31 approved effective April 25, 2000. (Revised to implement Salary Group Upgrade)