Teacher Special Education

Basic Information

Date posted: 03/27/2018

Location: New Castle, DE

Posted by: Department of Health and Social Services Division for the Visually Impaired

Salary: Salary determined by DOE pay scale

Contact Information

Address

Phone

302-739-5458

More Details

Qualifications

Applicant must meet State of Delaware Department of Education licensure and certification requirements as Teacher, Special Education.

  1. At the time of application, applicant must agree to achieve certification as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments as defined in the Delaware Education Code under the Professional Standards Board found at http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/1500/1575.shtml within two years from the date of hire.
  2. Applicant must be able to demonstrate Braille literacy as evidenced by achieving a passing score on a Braille Proficiency test within two years from the date of hire.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 08/30/18 upon filling the vacant positions.

This is a 10-month plus 38 day position.

License, Registrations and Certifications

Applicant will submit the following at time of interview:

  1. Copy of (unofficial) transcripts.
  2. Copy of Professional Status Certification or License, if available.
  3. Documentation of Praxis-I scores, if available.

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

  1. Applicant must meet State of Delaware Department of Education licensure and certification requirements as Teacher, Special Education.
  2. At the time of application, applicant must agree to achieve certification as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments as defined in the Delaware Education Code under the Professional Standards Board found at http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/1500/1575.shtml within two years from the date of hire.
  3. Applicant must be able to demonstrate Braille literacy as evidenced by achieving a passing score on a Braille Proficiency test within two years from the date of hire.Conditions of HireCriminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

    Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Job Description

Summary Statement

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing itinerant vision related education services to students in a variety of settings. Duties include: participating in the development of Individualized Education Programs, using and instructing Braille and functional vision and learning media assessments, adapting core curriculum and instruction in the expanded core curriculum, collaborating with families, school personnel, and related service providers and agencies.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Plans and implements educational lessons to address educational needs by accommodating for the specific eye condition.
  • Keeps accurate records and data to reflect student progress and provides mandated reports to schools and families.
  • Attends mandated meetings concerning the educational needs of the students and advocates for students’ needs.
  • Acquires and delivers books, adaptive equipment, and administers appropriate assessments to students and writes reports with recommendations.
  • Collaborates with school staff, other agencies and families to provide integrated services that meet the child’s visual needs.
  • Collaborates with families, schools and vocational rehabilitation staff to prepare students for transition out of school and into post-secondary education or employment.

•          Makes referrals for additional services that may be needed by the student to address visual needs and to transition into adult life.