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.
-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)