[visionrehabtherapist] VRT/RT 1 Position open in San Angelo, TX

  • From: "B.J. LeJeune" <BJLejeune@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "visionrehabtherapist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <visionrehabtherapist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:38:53 -0500

 Passing this along for a friend...BJ

Posting Type:
Open to All Applicants

FLSA Exempt/

Dept of Assistive & Rehab Serv
San Angelo

Job Title:
Rehabilitation Teacher I
Posting Number:

Full Time/Part Time :
Full Time 

Job Location:

AccessHR Service Center

Salary Range:
$2,353.25 - $3,647.50
Salary Group:


Closing Date:

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

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

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. 


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