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Teacher (88%) - WI School for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-01705

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TEACHER 20-01705

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting salary will be between $20.00 - $24.00 per hour (approximately $36,600 - $43,920), plus excellent benefits. Additional compensation up to $2.97 per hour may be given for relevant credits beyond a Bachelor's degree. A twelve-month probationary period will be required. This position is in pay schedule 13, pay range 04.
Elizabeth Barbarick, Human Resources Specialist-Senior, 608-267-9200,
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Deadline to Apply:
The next application review date will occur on or after October 20, 2020.
Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

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The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to ensuring every child graduates ready for further education and the workforce. We must align our efforts so students are learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become contributing members of our communities. To build on our long-standing commitment to public education, we strive to recruit and retain quality employees who are willing to talk openly and commit to helping us increase the diversity of our organization. Our employees are vital to the success of our students, schools and communities. For more information about DPI, please go to

The Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI) is currently seeking applicants for a school-year (88%) Teacher. This position is located at 1700 W. State Street, Janesville.

The WCBVI operates a residential school for state residents ages three to twenty-one who are blind and/or have multiple disabilities. The school provides academic and career education on site.

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Position Summary:   
Under the supervision of the Principal, this position provides instruction for students who are blind/visually impaired and/or have additional disabilities, ages 3-21, in a residential program. Work will be in conjunction with subject area teachers to effectively provide instruction. Instruction will include the use of innovative techniques, equipment and materials. The position will modify classroom activities for students with visual impairments; evaluate student skills and needs; prepare objectives; complete progress reports; and, consult with staff, other professionals and parents.

Special Notes:   
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of hire.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DPI sponsorship). The Department of Public Instruction does not sponsor visas, either at time of hire or at any later time.

A minimally qualified candidate must be licensed or eligible for licensure in Visual Impairment (1825) with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

How To Apply:   

Please click 'Log In to Apply' and follow the prompts to upload a current resume, transcripts and a copy of your license or eligibility for licensure in Visual Impairment (1825) with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (not just to your job cart). To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online process.

Because the assessment is offline, your job cart will say "application materials are not submitted." As long as you have uploaded a resume, transcripts, and a copy of your license or eligibility for licensure in Visual Impairment (1825), no further action is required.

Applications that do not include all of the requested materials will NOT be considered. Your submission will be evaluated by one or more job experts. Candidates who are deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process where vacancies exist.

Questions regarding this process can be directed to the contact listed in the job announcement. For general information about the selection process, visit the Frequently Asked Questions on Wisc.Jobs.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration as a transfer or voluntary demotion or former permanent classified employees should complete the online application process to apply. If you are registered as a veteran with a 30% or more service-connected disability through the State of Wisconsin non-competitive job announcement, please submit your resume to the HR Specialist listed above.

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