Vocational Teacher (Summer Job)

Perkins School For The Blind Watertown , MA 02472

Posted 2 months ago

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Watertown, MAPosting Date:

02/14/2020Closing Date:


Vocational Teacher


Teach clients skills to meet their individual objectives and report progress on these objectives in oral and/or written formats as prescribed by the program. Assist in providing a safe and secure environment for clients. Apply good judgment and effective problem-solving skills in working with clients on and off-campus. Participate in staff development and training.

Read records, observe clients, consult with other program staff and clinicians to determine capabilities, limitations and the special needs of each client. Apply this information in working with clients, preparing goals, objectives and specific lesson plans to meet these needs.

Provide a setting that fosters a respectful attitude toward human rights, confidentiality, and privacy as they relate to working with the clients. Observe all regulations required by licensing agencies which apply to clients.


  • Oversee clients at community job sites; provide training, implement modifications, conduct ongoing evaluations

  • Plan and conduct vocational classes

  • Meet weekly with clients, both individually and in a group

  • Develop and implement individual training plans for each client

  • Evaluate client progress throughout the program

  • Provide consultation to and in-service training for families, staff and community resources supporting the clients

  • Complete the paperwork in a timely manner associated with assessments and training completed

  • Participate in client meetings

  • Consult with all program staff as needed for reinforcement of skills taught

  • Observe Perkins' Behavior Management Policy while working with clients.

  • Design and implement programs or protocols for staff to use consistently with clients

  • Observe all fire safety, evacuation and emergency procedures

  • Maintain an orderly, clean, safe and secure environment for clients

  • Provide support to clients in the performance of self-care and independent living skills, according to their developmental level and physical ability and which respects the client's right to privacy

  • Physically assist students or clients in one and two-person lifts and transfers

  • Provide for the safety of clients in situations where they exhibit difficulty in controlling their behaviors as outlined in the behavior management plan

  • Physically assist clients in medical emergencies, such as seizures

  • Assist in providing consistent and positive learning experiences for clients

  • Assist in promoting the development of independence, self-confidence, social skills, and positive behavior with clients

  • Provide appropriate social and behavior modeling and guidance for clients

  • Take initiative to plan activities that meet the developmental level of the client.Prepare for the activity by making certain that equipment is ready and in operating condition; rules are clear; and the area is safe.

  • Provide a positive role model for clients

  • Foster community integration through lessons

  • Provide written observations of critical and relevant student information to the staff communication log

  • Communicate all relevant student medical information and observations to the program supervisor

  • Participate in regular staff team meetings and other meetings as assigned by supervisor

  • Keep accurate, detailed records according to the prescribed format

  • Assist in the ongoing communication with families of clients

  • Provide in-service training for job site staff and serve as liason to employers

  • Must have ability to work independently.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associates degree in Special Education, Rehabiltation or related field

  • Experience working with students who have special needs

  • Experience working with students in a vocational setting

  • Ability complete and maintain First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certifications

Preference may be given to candidates with:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Prior experience working with school age students with visual impairments who may also have additional disabilities or who are deafblind

  • Experience & expertise in assistive/adaptive technology

  • Current certifcationsuch as:

  • ACVREP certification for dual TVI/COMS (eligible for ACVREP certification in COMS)

  • ACVREP certification (COMS, CLVT)

  • Appropriate Massachusetts or National certification for field of expertise

  • Massachusetts teacher certification in Vision Impairments

  • Massachusetts teacher certification in related field (ie. Eductaion, social work

  • ASHA certification

  • NRA certification


Perkins School for the Blind does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin (including unlawful language proficiency requirements), age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, disability, and military service in treatment or employment at Perkins, admission or access to Perkins, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that Perkins operates.

Perkins is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age. A

compendium of those regulations can be found at https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=503a5e825dae16425ec0bfd2ca33cbd0&mc=true&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title34/34cfrv1_02.tpl#100.

The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding discrimination:

Name and Title: Michele Crews, Director of Human Resources

Address: 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Telephone Number: (617) 972-7671

E-mail Address: Michele.crews@perkins.org

Inquiries concerning the application of each of the federal statutes and their implementing regulations to Perkins may be referred to Ms. Crews or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights at (617) 289-0111 or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921.

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