$4,138 – $6,322 a month
Initial Posting Date:
Commission for the Blind
Rehabilitation Instructor for the Blind
Opportunity Awaits, Apply Today! – Rehabilitation Instructor for the Blind
Are you a skilled Orientation & Mobility specialist? Have you worked with individuals experiencing vision loss or barriers to independent living? If so, we are looking for you here at the Eugene office for the Oregon Commission for the Blind! Home to the University of Oregon, Eugene has a vibrant arts community and is known as Track Town USA; hosting national and international track and field events. Eugene is in the southern Willamette Valley of western Oregon, 60 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and about the same distance west of the Cascade Mountains.
As a Rehabilitation Instructor for the Blind, you will report to the Director of Independent Living at the Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB.) This position is one of nine Rehabilitation Instructors in the Independent Living Department as a whole, and one of four OCB staff working from the Eugene office. This essential work helps seniors and individuals who experience vision loss acquire essential adaptive skills so that they may remain independent in their homes and active in their communities. By providing in-home services the client does not have to travel to their lessons but instead receives them in their home environment where services are tailored to their specific needs. This position primarily works with clients in the Independent Living program however there is some component of working with persons in the Vocational Rehabilitation program.
*Open Until Filled*
This position is open until filled. Our first screening of applications will take place on Monday, December 18th. The hiring team will contact those meeting minimum qualifications within one week.
We will then review candidates on the 1st and 15th of each month thereafter until the position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application materials without delay as the announcement may be closed at any time without advance notice at the discretion of the agency.
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What We Are Looking For
Master’s degree with an emphasis in any vision related field from an accredited university OR
Bachelor’s degree or certification with an emphasis in any vision related field from an accredited university OR
Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Education, Special Education, or a Social or Behavioral Science and two years of experience; OR
An equivalent combination of training and experience.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations.
Excellent organizational skills, strong time management skills and commitment to attending to detail.
Demonstrated experience working with seniors and adults who experience multiple barriers to independent living.
Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with teammates and build positive professional relationships with leadership, peers, clients, and other shareholders outside of our organization.
Case Management experience.
Preference may be given to those certified in Orientation & Mobility from a Bachelor or Master’s degree program in Special Education or Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind/Visually Impaired.
Please note: that this position is currently under reclassification from a Rehabilitation Instructor for the Blind, to the higher paid, Rehabilitation Instructor for the Blind Specialist
(Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
SR26 paying between $4,465.00 and$6,851.00 per month.) The successful candidate who meets the minimum qualifications for the higher classification by the time of offer will be placed into the higher classification.
Application Details and Instructions
Your candidate profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect place to display your interest in the position and highlight the skills and experience you will bring, making you the best candidate for the position. Submissions are screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).
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This announcement is for one, full-time, permanent Rehabilitation Instructor for the Blind position and may be used to fill future vacancies; Please review the
Classification and Compensation
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The Benefits of Joining Our Team
For Oregonians who are blind and visually impaired, our services are nothing short of life changing. They help people maintain or regain their independence, and be a fully connected part of their communities. We invite you to visit the
Oregon Commission for the Blind
website to learn more!
Additional benefits include:
Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, and a
competitive benefits package
Hybrid work environment – This position is open to hybrid work. Hybrid work for this position means 30 hours of in-office/field work and 10 hours of hybrid work (work from home/alternate approved location) for those who desire a hybrid schedule.
Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon including: Paid trainings and time allowance will be granted to those with certifications such as COMS, CLVT, and CVRT as well as a paid membership to AER.
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Finalists will be subject to a computerized criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
Agency does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete I-9 documentation and confirm authorization to work in the United States. If your employment authorization and documentation is contingent on sponsorship now or in the future, you will not meet Agency employment eligibility standards.
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