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Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908, 401-456-8072

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The Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College is pleased to announce the following employment and career opportunities. Please review the details of each posting, as the application process and closing dates vary.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, Rhode Island College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

RIVESP Coordinator
(open until filled)

The Coordinator is a part-time (90 day) position to coordinate activities of the Rhode Island Vision Education and Services Program.

Requirements:
  • Masterís Degree in a discipline related to education.
  • Valid RI Administration Certification.
  • Experience in needs assessment and outcome measurement and evaluation of teachers who serve special populations.
Preferred:
  • Experience as a Special Education Administrator and/or approved RI Department of Education Teacher Evaluator.
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Apply by emailing Executive Director, Amy Grattan. Applicants are required to provide a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references at the time of application.
RIVESP Program Assistant
(open until filled)

Requirements:
The Program Assistant is a part-time (19 hours per week) position supporting the activities of the Rhode Island Vision Education and Services Program and to the RIVESP Coordinator.

Requirements:
  • Bachelorís Degree in program management, finance or a related field.
  • Experience in needs assessment and outcome measurement.
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references at the time of application.
Orientation and Mobility Specialist (Full-Time)
(open until filled)

The Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College invites applications for the full-time position of Orientation and Mobility Specialist. This is a grant-funded position, renewable, contingent upon funding. (180 days school year position).

The individual will provide specialized and sequential instruction to school aged students with visual impairments that promotes purposeful movement through familiar/unfamiliar environments safely and efficiently.

The Rhode Island Vision Education and Services Program (RIVESP), administered by the Sherlock Center at Rhode Island College, is a comprehensive program that provides teaching and consultation services to children who are blind or visually impaired, their families and educational staff within the school environment. The array of services available includes Orientation and Mobility, and the instruction of specific compensatory skills.

Education: Bachelorís Degree from Approved Program in Orientation and Mobility.

Experience: Experience in public schools with students who are blind or visually impaired.

Certification(s): Must possess or be eligible for ACVREP Certification.

Orientation and Mobility Specialist (Part-time)
(open until filled)

The Sherlock Center is seeking to hire a part-time, Orientation and Mobility Specialist to provide specialized and sequential instruction to school aged students with visual impairments that promotes purposeful movement through familiar/unfamiliar environments safely and efficiently. Hours will vary depending on caseload assignments, not to exceed 19 hours a week.

Requirements:
  • Education: Bachelorís Degree from Approved Program in Orientation and Mobility.
  • Experience: Experience in public schools with students who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Certification(s): Must possess or be eligible for ACVREP Certification.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • A thorough knowledge of the mobility needs of children who may be blind or visually impaired.
  • Ability to assess and recommend appropriate interventions and sequential strategies that promote effective Orientation and Mobility.

Preferred: Masterís Degree

Apply online

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information for three references. You will have the opportunity to upload documents with the online application. This posting will remain open until filled.

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