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SENIOR REHABILITATION SPECIALIST-BLIND - 48007130 (BLIND SERVICES)

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32114

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Requisition No: 452876 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: SENIOR REHABILITATION SPECIALIST-BLIND - 48007130 (BLIND SERVICES)

Position Number: 48007130 

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

Posting Closing Date: 10/18/2021 

DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES
LOCATION:   Daytona Beach

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:

The incumbent in this position will serve as a Senior Rehabilitation Specialist at the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired located in Daytona Beach, Florida.  The incumbent will provide direct instruction in computer technology and adaptations which allow blind and visually impaired individuals to succeed. The incumbent will provide technology training to division and contractual staff as needed, which includes providing training in the use of adaptive software, including the introduction of the computer keyboard and the use of various programs such as Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook and internet research. 
 

Examples of Work:

  • The employee must be productive under tight time frames, balance multiple and competing priorities and maintain goal directed behavior and performance expectations under stressful conditions.
  • The employee must interact courteously with others.
  • The employee’s performance and behavior must demonstrate consideration of the work load concerns of others and must not negatively affect the productivity and morale of the unit.
  • Attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Provide direct instruction in computer technology and adaptations to blind and visually impaired clients.
  • Provide training to division employees and contractual staff as needed.  
  • Provide instruction and training on other specialty programs and also on the use of portable notetakers as needed.
  • Conduct initial evaluations of clients referred for training to determine level of skills, knowledge and readiness for technology training.
  • Maintain records of goals, participation in class and progress of each student. Prepare periodic student progress reports.
  • Develop lesson plans that reflect daily objectives needed to meet established goals.
  • Maintain supplies and maintenance of equipment, keeping inventory in good repair and purchased as necessary.  
  • 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.
  • Recommend ancillary services such as audiology, low vision and physical therapy, which would enhance the clients program.
  • Assist in training volunteers and interns assigned to the Center.
  • 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.  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