Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.
Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Admissions and Evaluations the Evaluations Editor accomplishes all duties to prepare and distribute evaluation reports for students from the outside community as a collaborative member of the department and program evaluation teams (ELC, DB, LS, and Secondary).
* Develop knowledge of best practices for educational evaluations for students with visual impairment and deafblindness in all offered evaluation areas and be able to share this information with others * Develop knowledge of IDEA and state regulations regarding IEPs and independent educational evaluations and disseminate this knowledge to other parties including Perkins staff, families, and funding parties. * Develop knowledge of the cost of evaluation services, how evaluations can be funded and share this information to other parties. * Attend and collaboratively participate in post-evaluation meetings, take notes, and use information from meeting to inform report editing * Manage all stages of report editing which includes editing for format, grammar, clarity, and quality and completeness of written content * Write and disseminate background summaries to evaluators; write report summaries as needed * Consistently inform educational program staff about report due dates * Oversee the collection, timelines, and organization (i.e., original, edits in process, final version, etc.) of evaluation reports within established timelines; proactively communicate updates with the respective case manager * Manage sending out final reports to families, school districts, and evaluators and complete tracking/data details (i.e., record date of completion, preserve final version of report, etc.) * Develop systems to improve efficiencies in report writing and the editing process * Communicate clearly and consistently with writers regarding suggested edits and professionally provide feedback to writers to improve quality of evaluation reports * Utilize Salesforce to record and track evaluations data/activity * Support department admission work as needed * Positively promote Perkins mission, accomplishments and student profiles * Participate in other school-wide projects and committees as needed
* Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in education, visual impairment, or related field; Master's degree preferred * Three years of experience working in an educational setting providing direct services to populations with disabilities or multiple disabilities; experience working with transdisciplinary teams and conducting student evaluations preferred
Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.
Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Perkins School for the Blind does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin (including unlawful language proficiency requirements), age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, disability, and military service in treatment or employment at Perkins, admission or access to Perkins, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that Perkins operates.
Perkins is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age. A
compendium of those regulations can be found at
The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding discrimination:
Name and Title: Michele Crews, Director of Human Resources
Address: 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Telephone Number: (617) ###-####
E-mail Address: ...@perkins.org
Inquiries concerning the application of each of the federal statutes and their implementing regulations to Perkins may be referred to Ms. Crews or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights at (617) ###-#### or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.