Rehabilitation Teacher (Part Time)
Open Position: Rehabilitation Teacher (Part Time)
Department: California CSP Program
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Part Time Rehabilitation Teacher evaluates, and provides training in, skills of independent living with consumers to foster a more independent and productive lifestyle in the community. Essential duties include:
• Performs independent living skills assessment to determine realistic short and long-term goals.
• Actively participates in Community of Practice (COP) of choice in order to support learning of peers, contribute articles, experiences and challenges.
• Plans lessons and provides skills training in the above areas based upon the findings of the assessment, using specific methods and adaptations required to teach deaf-blind persons.
• Participates in conferences for discussion of information pertaining to consumer development, evaluation, training progress, termination and transition to place of residence. Cooperates in team effort to enable the consumer to meet his/her individual goals.
• Documents consumer performance during assessment and training sessions to monitor progress; identifies problems and constraints; develops strategies and remedies; and provides formal reports to funding sources.
• Performs program and management activities as needed for Implementation of services in the Independent Living area.
• Assumes maintenance and replacement responsibility for Independent Living equipment for the CSP team.
• Works on activities related to Independent Living skills development. This will include gathering
• information, investigating trends, preparing resource material and participating in team and professional development activities.
• Provides information and resources to professional and other interested parties. This will include in-service training, seminars and workshops (preparation and presentation), letter and phone consultation, family support and preparation of videotapes and other materials.
• Performs/participates in activities that promote professional development: HKNC in-service training,
workshops, conferences, agencies and professional reading.
• Participates in classes and workshops (some agency provided) to gain proficiency in sign language, Braille, and other specialized areas.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Teaching, or Special Education required preferably with
experience in teaching blind or deaf blind individuals. Rehabilitation teaching certification preferred. Two years’ experience in teaching individuals who are deaf-blind, blind or individuals with vision loss. Prefer knowledge of Braille and sign language. Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred or candidate must become proficient within two years of employment. Strong computer skills including MS Word and Outlook required.