New job Independent Living Teacher in Iowa

Independent Living Teacher

Company : State of Iowa Talent Gateway
Salary : $46,342 - $70,387 a year
Location : Iowa

Full Description

This is a courtesy posting for a non-merit position. Please follow instructions in the “To Apply” section for directions on how to apply for this position

The Iowa Department for the Blind is seeking an Independent Living Teacher. We are looking for someone who has a positive attitude toward blindness, is passionate about working with older individuals, has excellent Problem solving skills, and a love for learning and teaching. This is an opportunity to join a team of energetic professionals and make a difference in the lives of those you serve.

  • Coordinate work with division team and cross-division teams.
  • Receives and completes program or other program/agency applications as assigned.
  • Obtain, analyze, and interpret eye and other medical reports.
  • Determine applicant eligibility for program based on governing regulations, rules, and policies.
  • Provide adjustment to blindness counseling and non-visual skills training instruction.
  • Demonstrate assistive technology and/or independent living aids, devices, equipment, and/or supplies.
  • Completes case management duties as well as case load duties accurately and on time in accordance with policy including closing all program cases timely and accurately.
  • Conducts speaking engagements or in-services to large or small groups, radio engagements, or other venues to promote the agency.
  • Communicates with individuals and groups, verbally and in writing, and using the English language.
  • Move and transport items (e.g., assistive technology equipment) up to 20 pounds between office/domicile, vehicles, and site visits.
  • Uses computer, iPhone, apps, copier, and fax
  • Travels across Iowa in all types of weather; some meetings are scheduled after hours and require overnight stays.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university and experience equal to one year of full-time professional or paraprofessional work in human service fields such as: social services; nursing; personnel; vocational rehabilitation; education; psychology; or intangible sales, interviewing, recruiting, and promotion; recreation, public information, volunteer service for public or private organizations, fund raising, or ministry in a recognized faith or denomination;

graduation from an accredited college university with a major emphasis in library science or liberal arts and at least one year of library work experience;
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting the equivalent of one year of full-time work experience (as listed above) for each year of the required education to a maximum substitution of four years

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