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Teacher of Visually Impaired Students

Community High School District 155 is looking for a Vision Itinerant for the 2020-2021 school year. Salary and benefits are regionally competitive. Please view the job description below, as well as links to current agreement and benefits information.
JOB TITLE: Teacher of Visually Impaired Students
REPORTS TO: Division Leader/Director of Student Services
RESPONSIBILITIES: The District 155 Teacher of Visually Impaired Students is responsible for the assessment, planning, goal development, and monitoring, and provision of appropriate intervention services designed to assist the student in acquiring those functional skills needed to participate and progress in the educational environment and improve the student’s level of independent functioning.
  • Previous related experiences and/or training
  • Valid Professional Educators License (PEL) with an endorsement for a Teacher of Students Who Are Visually Impaired.
  • Master’s Degree in job-related area
  • Collaborate effectively with students, parents and other professionals
  • Ability to travel within the district buildings as necessary
  • Comply with all state rules and regulations, Board of Education policy, and administrative procedures
  • Comply with all of the requirements regarding reports, record keeping, etc. in a timely manner
  • Complete all of the District’s requirements regarding procedures for referred students
  • Carry out screening and assessment/evaluation procedures for referred students
  • Maintain a system of documentation that is professional, consistent, efficient and accountable and that conforms to State and District Policy
  • Maintain and be accountable for equipment and inventory, including safety issues and proper working order
  • Communicates results of evaluations and reports of vision services to the educational staff, parents, students, and, when appropriate, other agencies concerned with the students
  • Attend MDC, IEP, department and other appropriate meetings
  • Facilitate in-service education and professional development for colleagues
  • Monitor the vision services program goals by teaching and supervising other professionals and paraprofessionals who are involved in the implementation of the intervention procedures
  • Provide consultation to the staff regarding student needs, professional needs, and classroom/building needs in order to achieve targeted goals and objectives
  • Utilizes local, state, and federal resources/services to benefit student
  • Coordinate large-type or Braille texts, supplementary materials, educational, aids, and equipment needed by the visually impaired student, and the classroom teacher, are provided in a timely manner to ensure the student’s maximum participation
  • Provide reassessment of students, focusing on areas of needs, at intervals determined to be educationally relevant
  • Provide instruction in the development and maintenance of skills as indicated in the IEP; low vision and visual efficiency skills, concept development and academic skills, daily living skills, communication skills, social/emotional skills and abilities, and sensory-motor skills
  • Proficiently implement technology to enhance and provide access to students’ instructional programs, communicate, collect and analyze data, and compile reports
  • Provides services at multiple work sites for the purpose of providing direct therapy interventions and assistance as required
  • Establishes and maintains a positive and safe therapeutic or educational environment for students
  • Communicate the needs of the vision services to the appropriate administrator(s)
  • Review self-performance and seeks appropriate guidance and consultation
  • Remain abreast of professional developments in the field
  • Perform other duties as assigned by building and/or district administration
  • Sitting and high level of flexibility, articulation, concentration, and confidentiality
  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure
  • Demonstration of high levels of flexibility, articulation, concentration, confidentiality, and organization
  • Physical requirements include sitting, standing, bending, walking, and lifting up to 50 pounds