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Improving Education for Individuals with Visual Impairments.

Itinerant Teacher for the Visually Impaired- Infant Toddler Program

Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, the staff at Perkins have been providing quality services to students and clients who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind and multi-impaired. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.

 

Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, the staff at Perkins have been providing quality services to students and clients who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind and multi-impaired. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.
 
The TVI, using a family centered practice provides direct and consultative vision services to infants and toddlers (ages 0-3) and to their parents in their homes and within the community. Some of the children may have multiple disabilities. The teacher travels in the community to homes and is responsible for providing vision services, helping the family to understand vision loss and its impact on development, scheduling and maintaining communications among team members from Early Intervention    as well as completing all paperwork associated with evaluations, , reports, and billing.
Schedule: Part Time 18.75 hours/week
 

Qualifications: 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two (2) years’ experience working with preschoolers and/or school age children with visual impairments who may have additional disabilities and/or  Deafblind
  • Ability to complete and maintain First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Crisis Prevention and Physical Intervention (CPPI) Certification

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Master’s degree in Special Education
  • Dual TVI/O&M certification

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Certification as a Massachusetts Teacher in Vision Impairment or commitment to acquire such certification within one academic year 
Location
City: 
Central Massachusetts area
State: 
Massachusetts
Category: 
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Contact Information
Name: 
Laura Eramo
Organization: 
Perkins School for the Blind
Email: 
laura.eramo@perkins.org
Resumes should be sent to address specified in the job description.: 
No
Phone: 
617-972-7283
Created: 
Tue, 2017-08-15
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