Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Special Assistant To The Blind (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #190709-7780TC-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind, is recruiting for a Special Assistant to the Blind position. This is a full-time position, 37.50 hours per week, Monday – Friday. The position is located in Windsor, CT.

This position is responsible for assisting agency employees who are legally blind in various activities including reading, writting,filling, data entry and other clerical duties. The Special Assistant to the Blind will be responsible for inventory control and will transport individuals who are blind to appointments or meetings maintaing the safety of these staff members by providing description of immediate surroundings. The Special Assistant to the Blind will also provide observations to staff members who are blind pertainig to meetings that are held with clients of the agency. Specials Assistants to the the Blind are required to carry and deliver equipment which may weigh up to 50lbs and will be required to transport and be in close proximity to individuals who have service animals.

*The entry level rate for this class will be ten (10%) percent below step 1 of the salary grade. Upon completion of the initial working test period the incumbent's salary will be adjusted to the TC or FM pay plan, step 1 of the salary grade for this class.

Selection Plan

All Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

If selected to interview, please bring the following at the time of interview:

Non State Employees:

  • Three (3) professional references from current or former Supervisor.

State Employees:

  • Two (2) most recent service ratings at the time of interview.

Should you have questions pertain to this recruitment please contact Human Resources at 860-424-4985.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

This class is accountable for driving visually handicapped persons to appointments and places of work and for guiding them in unfamiliar surroundings.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists blind rehabilitation teachers, counselors, clients and other visually handicapped persons in all required work activities including reading, writing, clerical duties, etc.; transports blind individuals to appointments or places of work; maintains safety of blind individuals; ensures that vehicle is in good operating condition; assists teachers in inservice presentations; observes clients' appearance and clients' living areas and describes these observations to teachers; assists teachers in giving lessons to clients; marks household appliances with Braille tape for client use; keeps records and prepares reports; may deliver mail, make bank deposits and run other errands for blind individuals; may assist in the stockroom of the Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind; may assist rehabilitation counselors in the survey of factories for job opportunities for blind individuals; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; reading ability; map-reading ability; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Any experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • Knowledgeable in working with people who have disabilities.
  • Knowledge of working with inventory control.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to road hazards while driving and to possible injury when entering high crime areas.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.