HILIA Itinerant Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments

Basic Information

Date posted: 06/17/2019

Location: Normal, IL

Posted by: Illinois State University/Heart of Illinois Low Incidence Association (HILIA)

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Contact Information


ISU Thomas Metcalf School
Campus Box 7000
Normal, IL 61790



More Details


1. Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Low Vision and Blindness

2. Professional Educator License

3. Experience with managing an Itinerant caseload

4. Ability to travel within the HILIA (Heart of Illinois Low Incidence Association) member districts in a timely fashion. (https://roe17.org/resources/hilia)

5. If this position is a Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources


1. One to three years’ experience as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments

2. Good organization and communication skills to effectively collaborate with team members

3. Experience with varying vision diagnosis including those students with Cortical Visual Impairment

4. Ability to administer a Functional Vision Assessment, Learning Media Assessment, or other diagnostic  assessments

5. Must demonstrate a firm knowledge in Expanded Core Curriculum Skills needed to support teachers in the differentiation of instruction and use of accommodations

6.  Demonstration of competent Assistive Technology skills

7. Ability to work with a team to develop and implement strategies to increase student independence


Job Description

The Heart of Illinois Low Incidence Association (HILIA) in partnership with Illinois State University Laboratory Schools, is seeking a qualified Teacher for Students with Visual Impairments for early childhood – 12th grade programs. Individuals considered for this position will serve students in partnering school districts.

Qualified individuals will reap the reap the benefits of being employed by Illinois State University, inclusive of competitive wages and benefits and free continuing education.

The HILIA Itinerant Teacher for Students with Visual Impairments will provide direct instruction to students with vision loss attending their home school and implement individualized services for elementary students at Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School. In addition to providing direct service per the IEP (Individualized Education Program) the HILIA Vision Itinerant may evaluate students who have been referred through the appropriate channels, conducting in-services to educate staff, and serve as a consultant to school personnel