Special Education Teacher Consultant for the Visually Impaired

Basic Information

Date posted: 06/14/2021

Location: Waterford, Michigan

Posted by: Oakland Schools

Salary: $46,617 to $74,441 annually

Contact Information

Address

2111 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328

Phone

248-209-2143

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Qualifications

MA degree in Special Education. Valid MI Teaching Certificate with Special Education endorsement required. Visually impaired (SK) endorsement preferred. 3 yrs. of classroom teaching experience, not less than 2 yrs. of which are in Special Education. Knowledge and ability to consider/recommend appropriate Assistive Technology equipment. Knowledge and ability to provide Low Vision Assessments. Knowledge of Special Education process and documentation and general education curriculum and accommodations. Ability to provide professional development, consultation, and coaching.

Job Description

Exempt position / 10-month work year

IN THIS ROLE:
You will provide professional development, direct and consultative services, evaluations/assessments, implementation strategies and technology support to Special Education professionals, students, and families in the local school districts of Oakland County. The goal is that students are provided access and services which will increase academic achievement and functional performance skills.

WHAT WE NEED:
We are seeking a creative and collaborative team member with exceptional communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills to provide specialized, direct instruction and consultative services to students with visual impairments birth through 26 years of age. In this role, you will also provide assistance and consultation to local school staff on the resolution of individual student academics; identification and effective utilization of available instructional materials and equipment; federal, state and local initiatives and mandates; coordination of acquisition, distribution, and usage of school-based technology, and assistance with the training of paraprofessionals, teachers, and other staff who work with students with visual impairments. Your expertise and knowledge of access methods for students who are visually impaired, connecting with outside resources, and ability to provide direct and consultative services for students, birth through 26 years of age including conducting evaluations/ assessments and preparing reports of findings and recommendations, will be a key in our efforts to increase academic achievement and functional performance skills. You will serve as a resource and liaison to external agencies and professional organizations and will collaborate with Oakland Schools Teacher Consultants, LEA staff, multidisciplinary evaluation teams, and community groups on matters related to visual impairments as well as specific concerns