Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Basic Information

Date posted: 12/16/2019

Location: Franklin and Jefferson Counties in Southern Illinois, including the towns of Benton and Mt. Vernon (for location purposes), IL

Posted by: Franklin and Jefferson Counties Special Education

Salary: Based on education level and experience; range between Bachelor’s Degree Step 0 $38,994 and PhD. Step 34 $74,186, plus Insurance and Benefits.

Contact Information


409 East Park Street
Benton, IL 62812


618-439-7231 x123

More Details


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired preferred or in process.  The Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) can be acquired soon after employment. A dual licensure/certification as a TVI and Orientation and Mobility Specialist is also accepted.

Job Description

FJSPED is looking to hire a reliable and independent individual responsible for vision assessments, braille instruction, assistive technology, consultation to schools, families and other service providers. The TVI provides Direct instruction to students from birth through high school with and without additional disabilities and is able to collaborate with other TVI Specialists at FJSPED. Dually Certified TVI/O&M employees would also provide O&M lessons to students.


  • Office space
  • Laptop, iPad and printer are provided
  • Braille Embosser Available
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Professional Development and Conference Fee’s paid
  • Collaboration and mentoring with TVI and other Professional Educators
  • Secretarial support
  • Health Insurance options, dental and vision options, and other benefits
  • Possibility of this being a paid student teaching position will be considered