Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Education Consultant 1 (B.E.S.B.) (10 Months)

Recruitment #200210-3185EA-001

Introduction

 

 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS) and Service's for the Blind is recruiting for an Education Consultant 1 (10 Months) position.  The preferred candidate should be an organized individual who works well independently and collaboratively with others.  In addition, the preferred candidate should be knowledgeable in the principles and methods of education of children who are blind and visually impaired, including children with multiple impairments.  This includes all areas of the expanded core curriculum (ECC).  Responsibilities will include traveling statewide.   

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Selection Plan

All Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission. Please Note: Your will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

If selected to interview, please bring the following at the time of interview: Non State Employee: Three (3) professional refrences from current or former supervisors.  State Employee: Two (2) most recent service ratings at the time of interview. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Rebecca Martinez, Human Resources at 860-424-4985.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of the principles and methods of education of the blind and visually handicapped with emphasis on braille instruction; 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 course or its equivalent) and not less than twelve (12) semester hours' credit in courses applicable to the blind or partially-sighted. OR IN LIEU THEREOF an equivalent combination of experience and training acceptable to the State Board of Education for certification.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred qualifications:

● Be knowledgeable in the Unified English Braille (UEB) and Nemeth Braille codes. 

● Be Knowledgeable of the expanded core curriculum (ECC) and have the ability to consult and provide instruction in these areas, including career education.  

● Be knowledgeable in modification specific to the blind and visually impaired population, including children with other Health impairments.

● Be familiar with technology designed to support the blind and visually impaired. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a certificate in special education in the area of teaching or partially-sighted issued by the State Board of Education.

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.



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