Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Basic Information

Date posted: 06/12/2019

Location: Portland and Calais, Maine

Posted by: Catholic Charities Maine Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

Salary: Based on experience and qualifications. A sign on bonus of $1000 at hire, and $1000 at completion of 2 years employment.

Contact Information

Address

P.O. Box 645
Biddeford, ME 04005

Phone

207-592-4760

More Details

Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a college degree (Bachelors or Masters) in teaching students with a visual impairment. Must meet state of Maine certification requirements. TVIs must be good strong communicators and willing to work as a team. They must be able to demonstrate strong braille skills or a willingness to develop those skills including UEB for technical materials. Knowledge of the implications of vision loss on education is essential.

Job Description

The beautiful state of Maine has 2 positions open for a teacher of students with visual impairment. One position is located in the greater Portland area, with the other located in rural Downeast Maine. If you are looking on a map, look for Calais or Machias. Both areas are very different but have lots to offer. TVI’s in Maine are itinerant and follow a school year calendar. The TVI’s provide direct and consultative services to children with or without additional disabilities birth through age 20 or completion of high school. Services include instruction and consultation in all areas of the expanded core curriculum.  We work in homes, daycares, public and private schools. Though we are very spread out, we have a very supportive community of TVI’s in Maine, all who are employed by Catholic Charities Maine.