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Subject: Blindness Skills Specialist Position

Source: Ginger Henry, Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: All Interested Parties

Date: May 22, 2013

NOTICE: Position Opening

Prospective Start Date: June 1, 2013

Missouri State University is seeking applicants for the position of Blindness Skills Specialist.  This individual provides professional development to school districts on topics related to visual impairment and provides information and training to parents of children identified with blindness or low vision (BLV).  The successful candidate will travel to schools in southwest Missouri and surrounding regions to provide services and professional development in the field of BLV/O&M.  Masters degree in vision impairment or related field required.  Five years of experience as a teacher of the visually impaired and/or orientation and mobility provider is required.

Candidate must contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with persons of diverse cultures and backgrounds.  Application deadline is May 24, 2013, and must be submitted online at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.  Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.  Please contact the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance to request reasonable accommodations during the employment process.