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SENIOR REHABILITATION SPECIALIST-BLIND - 48007254

Date:  Sep 17, 2022
Location: 

DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32114 DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32124 DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32118 DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32117 DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32120


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Requisition No: 709961 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: SENIOR REHABILITATION SPECIALIST-BLIND - 48007254

Position Number: 48007254 

Salary:  $32,655.81 - $34,655.81 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2022 

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.

This is a State of Florida Career Service Opportunity.

 

Job Description:

This position is located in the Division of Blind Services (DBS), at the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired.  The incumbent in this position will provide instruction in a variety of settings applicable to learning style and practical application of skills.  The incumbent will also develop curriculum to meet changing needs of the student or student population.  The incumbent will provide instruction in other areas of the Rehabilitation Center as needed. 

 

Examples of Work:

  • Provides instruction in a variety of settings.  Skills to be covered may include vision rehabilitation, independent living skills (as they may apply to college prep), job readiness and personal enrichment. 
  • Independent Living Skills may include home management (cooking/cleaning), personal management (self-care, labeling, handling finances), communication (note taking, writing alternatives, use of braille), Assistive Technology, devices, and pre-cane skills (sighted guide, trailing, protective techniques). 
  • Instruction will meet the individual needs, skills, and physical limitations of each student.  
  • Instruction will assist student in developing and/or improving their work characteristics and skills needed for competitive employment or to function independently in a home and/or work environment. 
  • The incumbent will develop curriculum to meet the changing needs of the student or student population.
  • The incumbent may provide instruction in other area(s) of the Rehabilitation Center as needed.  
  • The incumbent will assess the impact of the client/student's vision loss and of any secondary disabilities relating to task performance.  
  • The incumbent will work with students to establish goals.
  • The incumbent will maintain records of goals, participate and document progress for each student, and relay this information as needed in written and/or oral reports or during staffings. 
  • The incumbent will be expected to develop lesson plans that reflect the daily objectives needed to meet established goals. 
  • Perform maintenance on equipment and supplies; keep inventory in good working condition and handle repairs or make purchases for new equipment as needed. 
  • The incumbent will attend workshops and conferences for professional growth, may participate in public education as needed and serve as a resource person for staff, students, and the public. 
  • Assist with student/facility/department needs as required.
  • Acquire new skills as needed to meet program needs and changes. 
  • Recommend ancillary services such as audiology, low vision and physical therapy that would enhance the students' program.
  • Assist in training volunteers, supervising interns, and others that are assigned to the Rehabilitation Center. 
  • May 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 use a variety of technology devices relating to computers and specialty devices. 
  • 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 to 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