52 Washington Street, South Building
1. A master's or bachelor's degree in rehabilitation teaching of the blind
2. A Bachelor's Degree and successful completion of the following courses:
Anatomy of the Eye and Low Vision
Psycho-Social Aspects of Visual Impairment
Medical Aspects of Disability
Grade II Braille
Methods in Rehabilitation Teaching
Practicum, Field Work, or Internship in Rehabilitation Teaching (See Note 1)
3. Current certification as a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP), or a National Certification in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind (NCRTB) from the National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB). (See Note 2).
1. If applying under Option 2 of the Minimum Qualifications, please provide a list of the required courses that you have successfully completed in the Course Information section of the application. Transcripts showing successful completion will be required.
2. If applying under Option 3 of the Minimum Qualifications, please include your certification details in the License or Certification section of the application.
Duties Description Organize, plan, teach, and direct the provision of rehabilitative services (communication, personal, and home management skills) to legally blind and visually impaired individuals.
Establish and maintain a working relationship with local area social services and rehabilitative agencies to ensure the effective delivery of services to CB consumers.
Train and supervise home instructor trainers.
Provide in-service training for various agencies and institutions as requested.
Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.
Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:
1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.
2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.
3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
52 Washington Street, 231 North
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.