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  • Work Experience Coordinator- 4Plus Blind and Visually impaired program

    Posted: 04/21/2021

    Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired/
    Iowa Braille School
    Announces Employment Opportunity:

    Work Experience Coordinator

    Exciting opportunity to work with students aged 17- 21 in our 4PLUS (4 Post-senior Learning for Ultimate Success) program based out of the Council Bluffs campus. This program provides extra support between high school and college or work. In this role, you would work with students on job searches, expanding networks, completing applications and practice interviews as well as provide job coaching and on-the-job evaluations.

    Send resume, cover letter and copies of transcripts by email to: deb.leheup@iaedb.org or mail to:

    Human Resources; IESBVI; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd; Council Bluffs, IA 51503 

    Additional information and job posting available at http://www.iowa-braille.k12.ia.us/

    Contact Human Resources at Phone: 712-366-3283; Email: deb.leheup@iaedb.org

    Primary Function:

    Coordinates the Work Experience Program for students who are blind and visually impaired enrolled in the 4PLUS Program on our Council Bluffs campus. Provides small group instruction in the classroom setting on employment topics, and makes site visits to assist, monitor and evaluate student progress in the work experience setting. Serves as the liaison between employers and the 4PLUS program to establish and maintain work experience opportunities for students in the program. Serves as an advocate for students.

    Required Qualifications:  

    Bachelor’s degree in education plus experience using a computer and other office equipment required.  Candidates must meet State of Iowa teacher licensure requirements with endorsements in Special Education (grades 5-12) and Work Experience Coordinator by the time of appointment. Candidates who do not possesses the Work Experience Coordinator endorsement will be considered, but will be required to complete the endorsement within 1-2 years from the time of appointment. Candidates must be able to travel regularly in a designated region and occasionally work outside of regular school hours.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in education and experience working with students who are blind or visually impaired in the area of transition skills preferred. 

    Salary and Benefits:

    Salary will be determined by the successful applicant’s educational and teaching experience.

    (BA degree - $44,897-$69,658; MA degree – $52,701-$81,255). Comprehensive benefit package.

    Position Details:

    Full time, School-year appointment. Position’s office is located in Council Bluffs, IA. Position starts August 2021. Criminal and other relevant background checks required. Applications will be accepted beginning immediately. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

    Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. A Board of Regents, State of Iowa Program.

    Position Type: Full-time

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