Counselor, School for the Blind positions are used to supervise individual and group activities of students. Under direction, incumbents plan and conduct recreational, academic support, and social activities to meet identified student growth needs; work with academic staff to ensure educational needs of individual students are being met; supervise and instruct students in social etiquette and self-care skills; advise students on matters of social outlook and interpersonal relationships; contact parents regarding student progress and conduct; apply behavioral management programs with students; exercise sound judgment and safe physical restraint techniques in students behavioral incidents; document student development, incident, and other student-related issues in writing; keep records; and ensure the safety and well-being of students at all times. Incumbents may be assigned primary responsibility for a caseload of special needs students and may transport students in vehicles.
Please read the entire bulletin to obtain specific information about this examination.
- Examination Bulletin (DOC)
Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire
The California civil service selection system is merit-based, and eligibility for appointment is established through a formal examination process. The Counselor, School for the Blind examination consists of a Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire (QAQ) that will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and training. The QAQ is the entire examination and will account for 100% of your score. Candidates will receive notification of their score by mail.
General Instructions/How to apply
To apply for this examination, you must submit a complete application package which includes an Employment and/or Examination Application (STD. 678), the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire with the Affirmation Statement, and evidence of completion of the education requirement.
Please submit your completed application package to:
California Department of Education
Selection Services Office
1430 N Street, Room 1802
Sacramento, CA 95814
If you are successful in the Counselor, School for the Blind examination, your name will be placed on an eligible list used for hiring. You may receive contact letters inviting you to participate in hiring interviews for Counselor, School for the Blind positions. You can also search for Counselor, School for the Blind positions by viewing our Job Announcements page. You should review and familiarize yourself with the position description and job duties listed on the Job Announcement prior to your hiring interview.