Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Itinerant

Basic Information

Date posted: 05/10/2023

Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Posted by: BLaST Intermediate Unit 17

Salary: Starting at $52,520

Contact Information


2400 Reach Road
Williamsport, PA 17701



More Details



Bachelors or Masters degree in education for the visually impaired and highly qualified status as defined by Federal mandate.


Pennsylvania (Inst. I or II) teaching certificate with K-12 Visually Impaired endorsement.

Highly qualified status consistent with NCLB and Pa. Chapter 49.

Job Description

SUMMARY: Teachers of the Visually Impaired are partners with educators, families and communities to provide effective learning environments for students with visual impairments. Services provided include direct instruction in skills related to visual impairment, consultation to support student needs across settings, and adaptation of materials. The itinerant position requires travel within and among the districts assigned.


  • Assesses students using formal and informal assessments for the purpose of identifying educational needs including curricular, social and equipment needs.
  • Assists classroom teachers for the purpose of identifying and facilitating the use of accommodations required for state standardized testing.
  • Confers with parents and professional staff for the purpose of addressing problems and/or concerns related to the education of the visually impaired student.
  • Counsels students and their parents for the purpose of facilitating/supporting vocational planning, social adjustment, orientation and mobility needs, and agency/support service awareness.
  • Facilitates IEP meetings for the purpose of developing educational plans for visually impaired students.
  • Interprets the special needs of visually impaired students to classroom teachers and counselors for the purpose of increasing understanding of students’ needs, accommodations and modifications.
  • Maintains liaison with community agencies for the purpose of facilitating the educational program for students.
  • Maintains special books and materials required for visually impaired students for the purpose of accessing current curriculum including ordering, inventorying, storing, and issuing books and materials.
  • Provides an educational program for students who are visually impaired for the purpose of assisting these students in participating academically and socially in their classrooms.
  • Provides Braille instruction and training in other special learning media for the purpose of assisting students in accessing classroom curriculum.
  • Provides individualized instruction, remedial instruction, accommodations/modifications for the purpose of addressing students’ academic and social needs as determined by assessment results.
  • Provides large print Braille, taped and recorded materials required by the classroom teacher for the purpose of assisting students in accessing classroom curriculum and to participate socially.
  • Transcribes/enlarges classroom assignments into Braille/large print for the purpose of assisting students in accessing the curriculum.
  • Performs other duties as assigned for the purpose of supporting and maintaining the program for the visually impaired.