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Improving Education for Individuals with Visual Impairments.

Full-Time Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Itinerant

Springfield, Massachusetts Public Schools is seeking a Full-time Teacher of the Visually Impaired (Itinerant) to provide direct and consultative services to students with visual impairments aged 3 – 22 years. The Vision and Mobility Team is an integral part of the collaborative Related Services and Technology Department, which includes: Assistive Technology; Adaptive Physical Education, and Physical Therapy.

Springfield, Massachusetts Public Schools is seeking a Full-time Teacher of the Visually Impaired (Itinerant) to provide direct and consultative services to students with visual impairments aged 3 – 22 years. The Vision and Mobility Team is an integral part of the collaborative Related Services and Technology Department, which includes: Assistive Technology; Adaptive Physical Education, and Physical Therapy.
The Springfield Public Schools is a large and diverse urban district with over 4,800 employees.  We serve over 26,000 students in 55 schools.  The district has a highly committed staff, a strong school committee, and very supportive community partnerships. This TVI position is salaried and includes benefits.
Closing Date: June 7, 2017
Candidate Expectations:

  • Experience conducting the CVI Range Assessment and applying CVI Intervention Strategies.
  • Collaboration with classroom staff, students’ families, related services providers, outside agencies, and administrators in a Team approach is expected in order to ensure student success.
  • Conduct thorough assessments in the following areas: Functional Vision; Learning Media; CVI Range; Expanded Core Curriculum; Low Vision/Blind technology and devices; Students with VI and Multiple Disabilities.
  • Operate and instruct students in the use screen reading and screen enlargement software/programs; Braille translation software and embossing equipment; portable video magnifying devices; Braille notetakers; touch-typing; IOS accessibility; digital talking book services/devices; and switch access for students with multiple disabilities.  
  • Read, instruct, and create materials in contracted and uncontracted Braille and tactile graphics.

* Dual certification TVI/COMS is a plus but not required. *
To apply and view the full TVI position description, please click on the following link:
https://springfieldpsma.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1680
 
 

Qualifications: 
  • Masters Degree as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and/or Mobility/Orientation Specialist.
  • State Certification as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and/or Mobility/Orientation Specialist.
Location
City: 
Springfield
State: 
Massachusetts
Category: 
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Contact Information
Name: 
Cheryl Lilley
Organization: 
Administrator of Related Services and Technology: Springfield Public Schools
Email: 
lilleyc@springfieldpublicschools.com
Resumes should be sent to address specified in the job description.: 
Send Resumes to address specified in job description
Phone: 
413-787-7039
Created: 
Mon, 2017-05-29
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