Passing this along for a friend...BJ https://rm.accesshr.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/careerportal/default.cfm?szUniqueCareerPortalID=fbc767e0-795a-412f-8897-431b08f314e8 Posting Type: Open to All Applicants Category: FLSA Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt Agency: Dept of Assistive & Rehab Serv Department: San Angelo Job Title: Rehabilitation Teacher I Posting Number: 206512 Full Time/Part Time : Full Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Location: 622 S OAKES ST City: SAN ANGELO Contact: AccessHR Service Center Telephone: 888-894-4747 Salary Range: $2,353.25 - $3,647.50 Salary Group: B13 Shift: Travel: 75% Closing Date: 08/03/2012 Job Description: Brief Job Description: The mission of the DARS – Division for Blind Services is to work in partnership with Texans who are blind, visually impaired, and/or multi-disabled by assisting them in obtaining information needed to make informed choices, and by providing access to services that increase opportunities to live as they choose. Hired by and reporting to the Field Director, the Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher I is responsible for assisting consumers in developing, achieving, and maintaining essential independent living and employment objectives within an assigned geographic region. The Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher I using structured discovery methodology provides instruction in alternative techniques and skills, empowering consumers to achieve confidence, competence and independence in everyday living and employment settings. Provides Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher I services, consistent with the agency's employment lifestyle philosophy, individually and in groups in the areas of emotional adjustment to blindness, travel skills, independent living skills, communication skills, support systems and vocational training. Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher I work collaboratively with other professional staff, develop and maintain referral sources and complete and maintain case documentation of teacher services. Work at this level is performed under moderate to close supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Employees working under this Position Description are eligible for Career Ladder promotion upon successful completion of the documented qualification criteria. The next Career Ladder level in this functional job family is Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher II, 5092. Essential Job Functions: Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Some travel and irregular hours are involved and may require overnight stays. Works with the Regional EA Team to build quality relationships with businesses in order to provide career opportunities for consumers. (5%) Travels independently to consumers home, work site or training site and teaches consumers individually or in groups in core skill areas of emotional adjustment to blindness, independent living skills, communication skills, basic travel skills, use of support systems, and vocational skills. (40%) Completes all required agency training as outlined in Initial Training Plan and On the Job Training. (30%) Completes in-house reports and supply requisitions; uses electronic case management system to review and evaluate consumer case files in order to provide and coordinating vocational rehabilitative services and documents VRT case activity consistent with agency requirements. (10%) Participates as team leader working with the rehabilitation assistant. (5%) Develops community resources and provides information and referral services which supports consumers rehabilitation outcomes. (5%) Works collaboratively with other professional staff in assessing consumer readiness and skill needs and in planning and delivering necessary rehabilitation services to enable consumers to meet their rehabilitation outcomes (5%) Knowledge Skills Abilities: Knowledge of: 1. The vocational rehabilitation process. 2. The medical, psychological, social, vocational and independent living issues faced by blind, visually impaired or otherwise disabled persons. 3. Assessment techniques and tools. 4. Report and record maintenance principles and practices. 5. Skills and adaptations necessary for employment placement of disabled persons. Skills: 1. Using personal computer and familiar with Windows and Microsoft Office software. 2. Adapting teaching methods to the needs of persons who are blind, and who may be blind/multiply disabled, and elderly. 3. Adapting training methods/tools to individual consumer vocational/independent living needs. 4. Perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; calculate decimals and percentages; interpret graphs. 5. Assisting consumers to adapt or modify common items in the home and workplace to be accessible. 6. Assess, formulate, organize and implement an individualized program of instruction with consumers. Abilities: 1. Learn and teach to read and write all aspects of uncontracted and contracted braille. 2. Assess and provide counseling, guidance, and employment assistance. 3. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers, departmental staff, agency staff, and outside agencies position interacts with. 4. Willing/able to participate in a contiguous 4-6 week blindfold-immersion training program in Austin. 5. Travel independently to consumers’ home, work site and various training sites and work unusual hours including overnight stays depending on tasks performed. 6. Deliver, install and setup adaptive aids/devices 7. Provide presentations to various groups, community members and other entities concerning available services. 8. Expresses ideas, instructions, and reports orally and/or in writing. Registration or Licensure Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field with area in the field of rehabilitation, education, psychology, sociology or related field; supplemented with one (1) year work experience in rehabilitation teaching, rehabilitation or education of persons with disabilities, or two (2) years work experience in general education or other related field. Initial Selection Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field with area in the field of rehabilitation, education, psychology, sociology or related field; supplemented with one (1) year work experience in rehabilitation teaching, rehabilitation or education of persons with disabilities, or two (2) years work experience in general education or other related field. Additional Information: Requisition ID# 206512 In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individual s with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the AccessHR service center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.