You must submit a copy of your transcript at the time of application.  (See “How to Apply.”)

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-145

ISSUED   AUGUST 25, 2010

REVISED SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

REHABILITATION TEACHER OF THE BLIND

AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

 

 

Exam

No.

 

 

Job Title

 

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

 

1.

 

Rehabilitation Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired

 

44210

ST07

 

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will instruct persons who are blind or visually impaired, in their homes and community settings.  Instruction is provided in cooking, home management, sewing and needle-work, home repairs, communication skills (typing/basic computer usage), and daily life skills.  You will interview and evaluate clients, develop training plans jointly with clients, and work with family members in implementing the adjustment plan.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

All of the positions in this job title come under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.  If you are a final candidate for one of these positions, you will have to provide reports on your background from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  If your background is unacceptable, you will be disqualified for employment in such positions.  You will receive information about these requirements and how to obtain the required reports at the time you are being considered for employment.

 

Minimum Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation teaching of the blind or visually impaired; OR 1 year of experience in rehabilitation teaching of the blind or visually impaired; and a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in early intervention, special education with an emphasis in visual handicaps, secondary or adult education, home economics or a related field.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Filled positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry in the following counties:  Allegheny, Blair, Cambria, Dauphin, Erie, Luzerne and Philadelphia.

 

Lists created by this test will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Human Resources, Labor and Industry Building – Room 1418, 651 Boas Street, Harrisburg, PA  17121; Telephone:  (717) 787-6374, Internet: www.dli.state.pa.us OR Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, 1521 North 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA  17102; Telephone:  (717) 787-6176

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the minimum job requirements described in this announcement.  If you meet the requirements you will receive a score.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in disqualification.

 

If you previously applied and were found ineligible, but now meet the minimum requirements, you may reapply at any time during the life of this announcement.  A new application must be submitted for retest.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

 

 

Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcripts at the time of application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcripts.  Send by e-mail to RA-cs-transcripts@state.pa.us or fax to (717) 787-8650 or mail to the above address.

 

Applications and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers

only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources offices listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."