Please note: State agencies that contact job applicants do not usually request personal or financial information via text message or over the phone in connection with your response to a job posting. If you are contacted for such information by these methods, or any other method, please verify the identity of the individual before transmitting such information to that person.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Note: For questions about the job posting, please contact the agency that posted this position by using the contact information provided on the "Contact" tab for the position.

Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/15/18

Applications Due10/01/18

Vacancy ID53306

AgencyCorrections and Community Supervision, Department of

TitleInstructor of the Blind

Occupational CategoryEducation, Teaching

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address Wende Correctional Facility

3040 Wende Road

City Alden


Zip Code14004

Minimum Qualifications Either 1. a bachelor’s degree or higher with a major in rehabilitation teaching of the blind or vision rehabilitation therapy;

Or 2. a bachelor’s degree and successful completion of the following courses:
Anatomy of the Eye and Low Vision
Psycho-Social Aspects of Disability
Medical Aspects of Disability
Grade II Braille
Methods in Rehabilitation Teaching
Student Teaching in Rehabilitation Teaching (One year of actual experience in providing rehabilitation teaching of the blind may be substituted for this course in student teaching.)

Duties Description As an Instructor of the Blind, you would organize, plan, teach, and direct the provision of reasonable accommodations and rehabilitative blind/low vision services (communication, personal, and adult living skills) to the offenders in a correctional setting who are legally blind or have severe visual impairment. You would provide instruction in use and care of adaptive equipment issued and provide extended assessment and discharge planning information to the Guidance unit, as needed. In addition, you would establish and maintain a working relationship with rehabilitative agencies to ensure effective delivery of services, discharge planning and programming for offenders. You would interview and instruct offenders, supervise mobility assistants and provide in-service training for various departmental staff as requested. Purchase/control inventories of all offender-use equipment in the facility. You would also travel to and communicate with other facilities as needed to ensure delivery of services.

Additional Comments Incumbent would be appointed provisionally and required to take the next Civil Service examination when it is announced and achieve a reachable score to be retained in the position.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Personnel Office

Telephone 716-937-4000

Fax 716-937-4000

Email Address


Street Wende Correctional Facility

3040 Wende Road

City Alden

State NY

Zip Code 14004


Printable Version