ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION SERVICES

Overview

[Full-time, 12 month]

If you want to be part of a leadership team at the Carroll Center for the Blind, come coach, mentor and support our TVI’s who create positive change that impacts the lives of students aged 3-22 with visual impairments, build and cultivate relationships with all internal and external outside stakeholders; and ensure that we meet not only the requirements, but also exceed the needs of our students and families, you belong here!

Each year, The Carroll Center for the Blind helps more than 4,000 blind or visually impaired children, adults, and senior citizens gain the skills they need to live active and fulfilling lives. The Carroll Center serves all ages and stages of vision loss by providing campus-based rehabilitation, technology instruction, community orientation and mobility as well as itinerant education and mobility services to children.

Summary

We are seeking a dynamic Assistant Director of Education Services to assist the Director with the implantation and oversight of both itinerant and campus-based services for students between the ages of 3 and 22. Also, the Assistant Director will provide assessment, direct and/or consultative specialized education services relating to identified or suspected visual impairments. Responsibilities include caseload monitoring for staff, professional development planning/training, mentoring, and providing support for staff, assisting in writing and conducting performance reviews, troubleshooting staff’s concerns and/or disciplinary issues as they occur and contributing to the budget planning and management. Additionally, will take the lead and oversee planning and preparation for Carroll Prep programs and events, such as the Braille Challenge and the Carroll Kids and Teens Summer Program.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Education of Students with Visual Impairments and current professional TVI licensure required, COMS certification is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of successful teaching experience as a licensed TVI required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and organization skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of both mainstream and adaptive technologies.
  • Working knowledge of past, current and emerging instructional strategies and resources related to the education of students with visual impairments or blindness.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct assessments and plan IEP’s.
  • Ability to travel throughout New England for student evaluations, consultations, and on-site visit purposes.
  • Must have valid driving license and a good driving record.

Benefits

We offer a generous benefits package to include health and dental coverage, vision, Flexible Spending Account, basic life insurance, voluntary life insurance, 4 weeks accrued vacation, personal day, 12 accrued sick days, 11 holidays and a retirement program (403b) with up to a 3% employer match.

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and a completed application (found below) to hr@carroll.org.

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The Carroll Center for the Blind is a private, non-profit agency located in Newton, Massachusetts that serves persons of All Ages and All Stages of Vision Loss. We are close to Boston, Cambridge, Wellesley, Watertown, Waltham, Allston/Brighton, and on public transit routes.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and always fosters acceptance for everyone. We offer fair opportunities to all qualified persons in recruitment and selection, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, transfers, promotions, social activities, and the use of CCB’s facilities. CCB welcomes all qualified applicants and ensures that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military, or veteran status, political or union affiliation, or any other categories protected by Federal or State law.

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