Thursday, January 26, 2012

Job Posting; Communication Instructor

The Society for the Blind, in Sacramento, California, is hiring for
the position of Communications Instructor II. Details are listed
below. Please send applications and resumes to:

Diane Starin
Daily Living Skills Instructor Team Lead Society for the Blind
1238 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811


Job Title: Communications Instructor II
(Formerly Braille Instructor Classification: Non-Exempt/Full-Time

Reports to: Daily Living Skills Team LeadGeneral Description: The essential functions of the job are to
teach all aspects and levels of Braille and other communication
devices used by blind or low-vision clients. Emphasis of instruction
is on enhancement of Braille competence and effectiveness with
particular focus on independent living as well as employment
settings and outcomes.

* Consistently achieve high level of excellence in both
instruction and productivity.
* Instruct small group or individual classes in Braille and
other communication devices for blind and low vision clients.
* Assess and evaluate clients as to appropriate instructional
plan and needs for personal record-keeping by using agency's
database as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and email products.
* Teach and/ or demonstrate use of various adaptive devices to
download and access Electronic Braille via note-takers &/or Braille displays.
* Ensure that the highest levels of Braille speed and accuracy
are mastered by a student before completing and being released from
the course.
* Maintain the most up to date teaching practices with regard to
Braille and other communication devices used by individuals who are
blind or have low vision such as talking, tactile or
visually-enhanced cellular phones; Personal Data Devices; and
Braille note-takers.
* Create, update, and revise curriculum as needed, with all
related materials for submission to the Daily Living Skills Team Lead.
* Develop new projects related to Braille and other
communication devices with emphasis on both excellent client
service and increased revenue.
* Coordinate closely with the Daily Living Skills Team Lead and
Core Programs Manager to arrange maximum hours of client service
and instruction.

1. Maintain thorough, complete and timely ongoing weekly and
monthly recordkeeping of client services; including, but not limited
to, lesson notes, evaluations, progress reports, & correspondence.

Team building & Networking
* Present client issues to supervisor and contribute to ongoing
problem solving of such issues while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.

2. Consult with other professionals, family members or other
appropriate parties regarding the progress and problems of the clients.
3. Participate in individual case conferences and confer
regularly with program staff on multi-disciplinary service team
concerning client's program and adjustment to blindness or vision loss.
* Maintain positive and professional relations with counselors
of Department of Rehabilitation and other agencies as well as
Society clients, staff, and volunteers.
* Coordinate effective client service with third-party
counselors, such as Department of Rehabilitation.

1. Attend all staff and department meetings.
2. Adhere to all Society policies and procedures.
3. Obtain training to enhance job requirements.
4. Stay current in areas of responsibility.
5. Other duties as required.

1. Highly skilled in current operating systems, especially current
2. Windows and proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
is required.
3. Effective communication skills.
4. Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Educational and Experience Requirements:
1. High school diploma or G.E.D.
2. Minimum two years working experience.

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