Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind

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Low Vision Assistive Technology Specialist Tucson

at Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind

Posted: 1/11/2019
Job Reference #: 1685

Job Description

Openings as of 1/18/2019
Certified

  • Low Vision Assistive Technology Specialist - 1685 Tucson JobID: 1685
  • Position Type:
    Certified/Low Vision Specialist

  • Date Posted:
    1/11/2019

  • Location:
    Agency

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    LOW VISION AT SPECIALIST
    Location: Tucson
    Employee Status: Permanent
    Hours Per Week: 40
    Work Calendar: 10 Months
    Pay Rate: $31.875-$61,020
    CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION
    Under the direction of the Director of Blind Programs, performs high level of direct community work which includes; evaluation, technical assistance, information, training and support throughout Arizona to students, families and service providers of children, birth through 22 years of age, who have an educationally significant vision loss.

    General Description:
    The Low Vision Assistive Technology Specialist is a Statewide support to students with educationally significant vision loss. This specialist coordinates low vision services, performs evaluations, and provides training to students, staff and families.

    Duties to include:
    • Coordinating vision services for assigned caseload through team approach.
    • Providing referrals and assisting families in obtaining services for vision care (e.g. support groups, national organizations, Arizona Health Services, and private insurance carriers).
    • Providing in-service training and consultation to assist educational staff in topics including educational low vision evaluations and functional vision assessments, environmental assessments, instruction in the use of optical and non-optical low vision devises used in a variety of settings, instruction for improving students use of visual skills, the implementation of low vision goals and objectives, and technology available for low vision students.
    • Attends Ophthalmological/Optometric appointments with students/teachers when needed.
    • Provides direct services to students including educational low vision evaluations, functional vision assessments and assistive technology assessments as assigned; instruction in the use of optical and non-optical low vision devices to meet tasks of daily living within appropriate environments (e.g. school, work, community, home/residence); instruction for improving visual skills; follow up.
    • Educates students, his/her family members, teachers, and significant others as to eye condition, educational implications, adaptations, and accommodations.
    • Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may from time to time be assigned by the Supervisor.

    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
    • Master’s Degree in Education or Rehabilitation of the Visually Impaired or related field
    • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check

    LICENSING/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
    • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check
    • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
    • Certified, or certifiable by ADE, as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired, or certified or certifiable by AERBVI as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist or Rehabilitation Teacher
    KNOWLEDGE OF:
    • Local and statewide resources available for students, parent, and adults who are blind/visually impaired
    • Low vision and assistive technology equipment/devices
    • Eye conditions and the educational implications of vision loss
    • State and Federal laws, rules and regulations relating to learning systems
    Transition planning for school aged students preparing for post-secondary education, training and/or employment
    DEMONSTRATED SKILL/ABILITY TO:
    • Develop and present information to students, staff and families in clear concise language
    • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal relations, as it applies to contacts with school leadership teams, officials and representatives of various agencies and organizations.
    CONTACT INFORMATION
    For more information contact the Recruiter at: HumanResources.Recruitment@asdb.az.gov
    Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

    Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.





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