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Short-Term Programs Teacher Specialist at California School for the Blind

Application Deadline

Until Filled

Date Posted
3/29/2024
Contact
Chemene Hooker-Henry
510-936-5587
Number of Openings
1
Salary
Pay dependent on experience

Add'l Salary Info

$6,957 - $9,610 monthly, plus $700 Retention & Retention per month; Total monthly: $7,657 - $10,310; Annual Salary: $91,884 - $123,720
Length of Work Year
194 Days (Academic Year)
Employment Type
Full Time

About the Employer

The California School for the Blind provides intensive, disability-specific educational services to students who have primary learning needs related to their visual impairment. The school serves as a statewide resource to provide expertise to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and families in evidenced based assessment, specialized curriculum, cutting-edge research and technology, and innovative models of instruction that prepare students for adult life.

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Short-Term Programs Coordinator plays a pivotal role in facilitating educational opportunities for visually impaired students. Collaborating closely with educators and stakeholders, they develop and deliver school-year short courses and summer academies, integrating innovative and inclusive curricula to cater to diverse student needs. Actively engaging with families, educators, and community members, they advocate for inclusive education initiatives and organize outreach events. Additionally, they collaborate with health professionals to ensure student safety, establishing comprehensive health protocols and integrating health education into the program curriculum. Through professional development workshops, conference attendance, and research collaborations, they continually enhance their knowledge and skills, sharing best practices and staying informed about the latest research findings. Additionally, they oversee a transition to digital solutions, prioritizing accessibility and enhanced user experiences in accessing programs.

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Required Qualifications A valid credential in either: o Teacher of Visual Impairment o Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) Desired Qualifications • Experience working with students with visual impairments, deafblind students, and/or students with moderate/severe disabilities • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn, and that maximizing student independence is the ultimate, desired outcome. • Ability to individualize instruction to meet each student’s unique needs and abilities. • Excellent interpersonal skills, written communication skills, oral communication skills. • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members as well as with a wide range of stakeholders, including parents, school district personnel, and community members. • Proactive self-starter with the ability to establish and rearrange priorities and maintain focus on both short-term and long-term goals. • Ability to create and write effective lesson plans • Valid Driver’s License Please refer to Duty Statement for further information related to job expectations.


      Required Qualifications A valid credential in either: o Teacher of Visual Impairment o Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) Desired Qualifications • Experience working with students with visual impairments, deafblind students, and/or students with moderate/severe disabilities • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn, and that maximizing student independence is the ultimate, desired outcome. • Ability to individualize instruction to meet each student’s unique needs and abilities. • Excellent interpersonal skills, written communication skills, oral communication skills. • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members as well as with a wide range of stakeholders, including parents, school district personnel, and community members. • Proactive self-starter with the ability to establish and rearrange priorities and maintain focus on both short-term and long-term goals. • Ability to create and write effective lesson plans • Valid Driver’s License Please refer to Duty Statement for further information related to job expectations.

          Comments and Other Information

          How to Apply Submit the following required documents: • California School for the Blind Faculty Application • Resume • Copy of transcript(s) from Bachelors Degree and beyond (upon hire, original transcripts are required) • Attached Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) public view of credential status or credential copy • Three Letters of Recommendation (Note: Letters of Recommendations can be submitted later, but please indicate if they are/are not included with application packet) Submit the completed application packet via email or mail to: Dr. Chemene Hooker-Henry, Director - Human Resources CA Dept. of Education – California School for the Blind CA Dept. of Education State Special Schools Services Division – Diagnostic Centers 500 Walnut Avenue Fremont, CA 94536 chhenry@csb-cde.ca.gov All applications will be screened based upon desirable qualifications and experience. For questions and/or additional information, please contact Dr. Chemene Hooker-Henry, at 510-936-5587 or Adrian Amandi, Director of Education Resource Center, at 510-936-5638. For more information regarding the California School for the Blind , visit or www.csb-cde.ca.gov Benefits Benefit information can be found on the California Department of Human Resources website, www.calhr.ca.gov and the California Public Employees Retirement System website www.calpers.ca.gov From employee pensions managed by the CalPERS to health, dental, and vision plans, state employment offers you many benefits. The Savings Plus Program provides additional opportunities to save for retirement with 401(k) and 457 Plans. CalSTRS is only applicable if you are currently in the CalSTRS system and wish to remain in their retirement system. The Short-Term Programs Teacher position at the CSB works 184 days in the academic year. The CSB Teacher Academic Year for 2024-2025 is August 12, 2024 through May 29, 2025 This position requires the following pre-employment clearance: • Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment and or Test • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) Fingerprint Clearance. The State of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

          Comments and Other Information


          How to Apply Submit the following required documents: • California School for the Blind Faculty Application • Resume • Copy of transcript(s) from Bachelors Degree and beyond (upon hire, original transcripts are required) • Attached Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) public view of credential status or credential copy • Three Letters of Recommendation (Note: Letters of Recommendations can be submitted later, but please indicate if they are/are not included with application packet) Submit the completed application packet via email or mail to: Dr. Chemene Hooker-Henry, Director - Human Resources CA Dept. of Education – California School for the Blind CA Dept. of Education State Special Schools Services Division – Diagnostic Centers 500 Walnut Avenue Fremont, CA 94536 chhenry@csb-cde.ca.gov All applications will be screened based upon desirable qualifications and experience. For questions and/or additional information, please contact Dr. Chemene Hooker-Henry, at 510-936-5587 or Adrian Amandi, Director of Education Resource Center, at 510-936-5638. For more information regarding the California School for the Blind , visit or www.csb-cde.ca.gov Benefits Benefit information can be found on the California Department of Human Resources website, www.calhr.ca.gov and the California Public Employees Retirement System website www.calpers.ca.gov From employee pensions managed by the CalPERS to health, dental, and vision plans, state employment offers you many benefits. The Savings Plus Program provides additional opportunities to save for retirement with 401(k) and 457 Plans. CalSTRS is only applicable if you are currently in the CalSTRS system and wish to remain in their retirement system. The Short-Term Programs Teacher position at the CSB works 184 days in the academic year. The CSB Teacher Academic Year for 2024-2025 is August 12, 2024 through May 29, 2025 This position requires the following pre-employment clearance: • Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment and or Test • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) Fingerprint Clearance. The State of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.