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Outreach Consultant

Published: 10/16/2020 11:22 AM

​The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL), Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) in Louisville, KY has an opening for an Outreach Consultant/Teacher position in the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative area.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Provide statewide outreach consultation, assessment services, professional development opportunities and support for children, families, district personnel, and community members for the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative.

Provide consultation and technical assistance to district staff. Attend Admissions and Release Committee meetings, and partner with Vocational Rehabilitation.

Mentor students enrolled in and recent graduates of the UK TVI personnel preparation program, assist with age appropriate transition planning, assist with district evaluation process, and provide assessments such as Functional Vision Assessment and Learning Media Assessments.

Provide or recommend resources/materials for families and other providers. Collaborate with child's other service providers such as speech therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, etc. or assist other consultants in their educational cooperatives.

Organize and lead Cadre/PLC meetings for teachers of the visually impaired and other providers in the Cooperative area. 

Provide professional learning opportunities via Gateways, parent and professional conferences, school level and educational cooperative presentations. 

Organize, lead, and participate in regional or campus events centered upon an educational theme that is aligned to the State Standards and/or Expanded Core Curriculum. 

Collaborate with adult and student-age role models with a visual impairment, subject experts, and community members to provide activities that are age appropriate. Also provide educational sessions for family members.

Serve as a representative at monthly DoSE meetings, Cooperative's Cadres meetings, Statewide Cooperative consultant's meeting, etc. 

Review recent publications such as JVIB and from sources such as APH, AFB, Pathways to Literacy, attend relevant webinars, and use other resources to maintain, increase, and share professional knowledge.

Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A valid Kentucky Professional Certificate for Teaching Exceptional Children-Visually Impaired, Grades Primary Through 12, or a similar license from anther state. 

A minimum of three years of experience working with students who are visually impaired.

Applicants currently under contract with a local school district are required to provide a written release from their superintendent prior to an offer of employment will be given.

Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.

In accordance with KRS 161.220 the applicant selected for this position will become a member of the Teachers' Retirement System.

2020-21 Salary: Dependent upon qualifications, training, and experience. KSB follows the salary schedule used by Jefferson County Public Schools.

Resumes and letters of interest for this position should be directed to: Joy Mills, Human Resource Administrator, Kentucky School for the Blind, 1867 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 or emailed in an accessible format to joy.mills@ksb.kyschools.us

This position will remain open until filled.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D

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