Teacher of the Visually Impaired

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Date posted: 11/19/2021

Location: Washington, DC

Posted by: Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB)

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Job Description

Are you a certified TVI who wants to make a difference?  Come join the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB), a mission driven community resource for the blind and visually impaired community of greater Washington, DC!  CLB is seeking a Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired (TVI) for school aged students.  This job opportunity is itinerant, occasionally reporting to the DC office, and will require reliable transportation.  This can be a full time, part time, or consulting position with a continuing caseload.  CLB offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 16 paid holidays each year.

As the TVI, you will teach the expanded core curriculum from schools, as well as braille, mobility, independence skills to school aged children in the DC Metro region.  In addition, the TVI will develop, review, and evaluate individualized educational plans (IEP).  This position incorporates strategies developed for integrating visually impaired students into school and society.

Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in Special Education or related field and must meet qualifications for State approved licensure with an endorsement of teaching students with visual impairment in the areas/territories of DC, MD, and VA.  This position requires knowledge of Assistive Technology, strong Braille skills, and excellent report writing and computer skills.  CLB is seeking individuals who are organized, have strong time-management skills, and can create engaging student lessons.  COMS or CVRT certification is a plus.

How To Apply

If you believe you meet the requirements, please submit a resume to the following job link (or copy/paste link to a new window):

https://recruitcrm.io/apply/16333939758630013318itA

Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at [email protected].

CLB is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

About Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB)

Since 1900, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington, DC region overcome the challenges of vision loss.  CLB’s work enables people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to remain independent, active, and productive in our society.  CLB provides programs and services to people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired, regardless of their ability to pay.

CLB is committed to assuring that all recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, and other employment related programs are provided fairly to all persons on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

About Cessna & Associates, LLC

Cessna & Associates, LLC is a boutique HR consultancy partnering with mission driven, non-profit organizations.  Our goal is to identify the best potential candidates that the market has to offer.

 

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