Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Teachers for the Visually Impaired: Full and Part Time Positions Available.

Unique opportunity to work collaboratively with a team of TVIs in Manhattan at a center-based location. Students have 60-minute therapy mandates. Vision teachers work primarily in pull-out individual sessions and also collaborate with classroom teachers regularly and support with push-in services as appropriate. The International Institute for the Brain (iBRAIN) is a highly interdisciplinary non-public program for students ages 5-21.

Position Functions and Responsibilities:
-Design and implements interventions that reflect knowledge of child development and specialized techniques appropriate for VI students

-Work with students on an individual basis in classroom, treatment room, or home/community settings according to the mandates of IEP

-Maintain compliance re: daily session notes, progress reports etc. as per school policy

-Works effectively with parents, teaching staff and other professionals directly involved in the care and treatment of the student to enhance the use of vision and/or minimize the impact of visual impairments on learning

-Participates as required in all meetings, conferences with parents and school districts regarding the student's progress and /or welfare

-Uses accurate assessment skills to perform Functional Vision Evaluations with written reports reflecting current knowledge of visual impairments and child development; able to communicate results effectively in both written and verbal formats

-Actively participate in the creation and implementation of individual professional development plans

-Completes related service billing, progress notes and documentation in a timely manner according to established deadlines

-Perform other tasks to support the operations of the school as assigned by School Administration

Competitive salary based on experience.

Qualifications

-Experience working with children with various orthopedic, developmental and/or multiple impairments, especially those related to Vision Education.

-Current Certification as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI)

Category
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Location
New York
New York
Contact
Name
Colleen Ruddy
Organization
The mission of the International Institute for the Brain (iBrain) is to research, develop and implement special education and related services for students with a brain injury or brain-based disorder.

Majority of students on caseload have cortical visual impairment (CVI)

Students are nonverbal, non-ambulatory and have significant motor and cognitive impairments
Email
cruddy@ibrainnyc.org
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