Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Basic Information

Date posted: 04/14/2022

Location: Bend, Oregon

Posted by: High Desert Education Service District

Salary: $39,885 - $83,527 Based on experience and education

Contact Information

Address

2804 SW 6th Street
Redmond OR 97756

Phone

541-693-5625

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Qualifications

Requires a valid Oregon Teacher of the Visually Impaired license issued by TSPC under Administrative Rules and Oregon Statutes. Dual competency in Vision and Orientation and Mobility (O&M) is preferred; university trained O & M specialist is preferred. Previous experience teaching children of all ages with visual impairments, and experience in specialized technology for vision-impaired students is preferred. The ability to perform significant reaching, bending, stooping, crouching and lifting 50 pounds is expected. Must have access to reliable transportation, and consistent attendance is required. Applicants must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.

Job Description

Performance Responsibilities

  1. Provide direct instruction in the expanded core curriculum for visually impaired, required to meet the unique educational needs of the students.
  2. Assist the student, parents, special and regular education personnel, and sighted peers in:
    1. Understanding the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of visually impaired students;
    2. Acquiring services and assistance from local, state, and national programs for visually impaired students;
    3. Interpreting the visually impaired student’s specific eye condition, the educational implications of the visual impairment, and the results of functional vision assessments.
  3. Provide visually impaired students with devices and technological apparatus useful in academic learning and training in their uses
  4. Provide adapted materials and equipment to allow students with vision impairments equal access.
  5. Assist with assessment; (classroom, district & statewide) including Learning Media Assessment and Functional Vision Evaluation
  6. Provide in-service programs for all school personnel and students, and parent education regarding the needs, adaption, equipment and services for visually impaired students
  7. Provide and train on equipment and technology in order to increase academic learning for visually impaired students.
  8. Assist the site administrator and teacher(s) in making adjustments for the student in the school situation
  9. Share responsibility with the classroom teacher(s) and student in the identification of instructional areas in which the student requires assistance
  10. Attend Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings for students with visual impairments
  11. Assist IEP Team/parents in the development of a realistic understanding of the child’s abilities, progress, and future goals, and promote parent participation in, and reinforcement of, the education program
  12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  13. Communicate appropriately and regularly through use of email
  14. Respect and maintain confidential information in all situations
  15. Sit on local and statewide committees as needed
  16. Fulfill other related duties as assigned