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Improving Education for Individuals with Visual Impairments.

Teacher of the Visually Impaired -

We are seeking a part-time (10 hour per week) Teacher of the Visually Impaired to provide direct, specialized instruction and consultative services, using an Itinerant based model, as they apply to developmental and compensatory skills, for students who are blind, visually impaired including those with additional disabilities (ages birth -22).

Performance Responsibilties:  

1. Provide direct instruction to students with visual impairments and consultation services to special education teachers.

We are seeking a part-time (10 hour per week) Teacher of the Visually Impaired to provide direct, specialized instruction and consultative services, using an Itinerant based model, as they apply to developmental and compensatory skills, for students who are blind, visually impaired including those with additional disabilities (ages birth -22).
Performance Responsibilties:  
1. Provide direct instruction to students with visual impairments and consultation services to special education teachers.
2. Perform assessment of functional vision and develop the use of remaining vision, tactile skill development and auditory skill development for NBPS students.
3. Consult with teachers and support staff to provide recommendations for adaptations and accommodations for the classroom setting.
4. Attend IEP and service delivery team meetings, prepare evaluations, IEP, and progress reports for all students on caseload.
5. Supports student enrollment in agencies such as the Massachusetts Resource Library, American Printing House for the Blind and Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, New England Center Deaf Blind Project, etc.
6. Supports the mission of the NBPS as a transdisciplinary team member.
7. Preparation of lessons and materials for each individual student as well as collaboration around lesson planning for students within the general education setting.
8. Maintaining professional credentials and paperwork associated with licensure/certification, evaluation and billing.
 

Qualifications: 

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. At least Bachelor’s degree in Special Education.
2. Certification as teacher of the visually impaired.
3. One or more years of teaching experience working with students with visual impairments preferred.
4. Knowledge of multiple disabilities, including vision impairment, blindness, or deaf/blindness preferred.

Location
City: 
New Bedford
State: 
Massachusetts
Category: 
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Contact Information
Name: 
Joanne Boucher
Organization: 
New Bedford Public Schools
Email: 
jboucher@newbedfordschools.org
Resumes should be sent to address specified in the job description.: 
Send Resumes to address specified in job description
Phone: 
508-997-4511 ext. 14414
Created: 
Fri, 2019-09-06
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