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SENIOR REHABILITATION SPECIALIST-BLIND - 48007093 (Blind Services)

Date:  May 1, 2022
Location: 

DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32114


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Requisition No: 566422 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: SENIOR REHABILITATION SPECIALIST-BLIND - 48007093 (Blind Services)

Position Number: 48007093 

Salary:  $30,988.62 - $32,988.62 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 05/28/2022 

“Open Until Filled.” 

DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES
LOCATION:   DAYTONA BEACH (VOLUSIA COUNTY)

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A LEVEL 2 BACKGROUND SCREENING IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

CANDIDATES ARE TYPICALLY HIRED AT THE MINIMUM SALARY.

ALL EMPLOYMENT GAPS MUST BE EXPLAINED AND INCLUDED WITH WORK HISTORY WHEN APPLYING.

 

Job Description: 

This position will work within the Division of Blind Services, Business Enterprise Program (BEP) in Daytona Beach.  The incumbent will provide direct classroom instruction, develop curriculum, work with clients to establish goals, maintain records on clients, develop lesson plans, attend workshops and conferences, and provide additional support to the BEP Program as needed. 

 

Examples of Work:

  • Provide direct classroom instruction in areas related to the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) such as business math, talking calculator, record keeping, business management and other areas that meet the needs to each student within the structure of the training modules.
  • Verify that instruction meets the individual needs, skills, and physical limitations of each client.
  • Verify that instruction will assist students to develop and/or improve their work characteristics and skills needed for employment.
  • Develop curriculum to meet the requirements of the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) training modules.
  • Work with clients to mutually establish goals.
  • Maintain records of goals, participation, and progress on each client, then share this information as needed in written and/or oral reports, or in staffing.
  • Develop lesson plans that reflect the daily objectives needed to meet the established goals.
  • Provide maintenance on equipment and supplies, keep the inventory in good repair and maintain purchases needed.
  • Attend workshops and conferences for professional growth; participate in public education as needed, and serve as a resource person for staff, clients and the public.
  • Assist with student/facility/department needs as required and acquire new skills as needed to meet program changes.
  • Assist in training volunteers.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science, education or visual disabilities and two years of professional experience involving direct services to rehabilitation clients.
  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the above areas can substitute for one year of the required experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of the theories and practices in vocational rehabilitation guidance and counseling.
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
  • Knowledge of medical and psychological aspects of disability groups.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.
  • Knowledge of employment resources and vocational rehabilitation resources.
  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of teaching the visually disabled.
  • Knowledge of technological devices for visually impaired persons.
  • Ability to compile, organize and analyze results.
  • Ability to provide counseling and guidance in the area of career planning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to review medical, social and psychological records of the visually impaired and to make recommendations for further examinations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

 

To be considered for a position with the Division of Blind Services:

  • All fields in the candidate profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position. Putting "see resume" does not substitute for completing all sections of the candidate profile.
  • Responses to qualifying questions must be verifiable in the candidate profile. Not all applicants will be interviewed. Preference will be given for qualifying veterans, employees in layoff status and qualified candidates based on a review of their overall scores, KSAs, primary and supplemental applications, as well as completion of any required work samples, willingness questionnaires, and behavioral/personality/skills tests, and interview responses, as applicable. References and file reviews from previous employment will be verified to determine suitability.
  • Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.
  • Individuals lacking the ability to competently do the job and those who are unable to positively contribute to a productive team environment, need not apply.
  • The successful candidate must be able to pass a Level II Background screening.
  • All previous periods of employment must be listed and accounted for.

 

The Florida Division of Blind Services is committed

to increasing recruitment and hiring of Veterans and individuals with disabilities and

improving employment outcomes.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Daytona Beach