Perkins School for the Blind

Watertown , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2871973
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 1, 2017
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Education Consultant
Program: NEC
Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.

Under the Direction of the Project Director, the Education Consultant will provide deafblind technical assistance and training (TA) to service providers and families (includes onsite and video coaching). This position may require occasional travel to the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Responsibilities include:
-Prioritize TA needs based on direct referral from a family, team member or administrator
-Complete Classroom Observation/Interviews to identify TA needs
-Provide Team Consultation/TA to families and school teams (on-site visits, phone/e-mail support, information dissemination, training to school teams)
-Collaborate with Family Specialist regarding family issues, support needs, and family activities
-Assist with Deafblind Census and update database information on an ongoing basis
-Advertise/encourage state participation in NEC activities (such trainings, conferences, etc.). Represent NEC at local, state and regional trainings.
-Attend NEC Consortium meetings and video/phone conferences
-Attend Instate Planning Meetings
-Participate in Deafblind Overview Trainings at least 2x per year
-Advocate for early identification and referral - both Part C and Part B Agencies (Schools and Programs)
-Participate in NEC Training Projects (DB Leadership Training, CVI Leadership Training, Transition Initiative and Intervener Initiative)
-Submit TA and grant forms/documentation weekly
-Provide state update and communicate support needs directly to Project Director on a bi-weekly basis.
-Distribute deafblind and grant information to key agencies during TA activities
-Facilitate referrals to grant office
-Provide monthly billing information to key agencies

Minimum Requirements:
-Candidates must hold a Master’s degree in Special Education.
-At least 2 years direct teaching experience with students who are deafblind, or who have sensory loss and additional disabilities (multiple disabilities).

Preference will be given to candidates with:
-Education and/or experience in the areas of deafblindness, consultation to classroom personnel, sensory loss and multiple disabilities.

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Instructional Support > Educational Technology
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Consulting Teacher
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Hard of Hearing
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Life Skills
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
  • Welcome TO Perkins School for the Blind!

    About Us

    Perkins School for the Blind is an innovative leader in serving people with visual impairments. Strong leadership from both staff and the Board of Trustees has created a legacy of education and discovery. We are always questioning how to best serve our students in the classroom, in the community and around the world. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Perkins School for the Blind is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 2 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Nan Qin , Recruiter
    • 175 North Beacon Street
    • Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

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