Position Posted on 4/16/2021:
The Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Mobility Specialist (TVI COMS) is responsible for evaluating and providing educationally-based vision and/or mobility/orientation services to visually impaired students with Individual Education Programs in the schools.
• Serves as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program to promote visually disabled students’ social and academic skills for school success .
• Provides an individualized education program to meet individual needs of visually disabled students.
• Assists and guides teachers in the understanding of visual impairments and the use of appropriate classroom and environmental accommodations.
• In conjunction with a medical eye doctor’s report, provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of visual disabilities.
• Assists in appropriate referrals of visually impaired individuals to agencies and specialists in the community as necessary.
• Collaborates with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement appropriate accommodations and intervention strategies in the classroom pertaining to visually disabled students’ social, visual, and academic enhancement.
• Provides information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate in a multicultural and multilingual setting.
• Provides in-service education and serves as a consultant to teachers and school staff members related to promoting school success for visually disabled students.
• Keeps thorough ongoing records, including a medical eye doctor’s report, for the individual students receiving educationally-based vision and/or orientation/mobility services.
• Maintains lists of referred, screened, and eligible students, as well as a directory of outside agencies, consultants, specialists and related services.
• Compiles case history date on those cases where additional family history, health history, early developmental history, and environmental history are deemed appropriate.
• Assumes primary responsibility for requisitioning and maintaining needed equipment and devices for visually disabled students who are Braille and non-Braille users and learners.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:
• Maintains and manages a caseload comprised of visually disabled students in the schools.
• Works collaboratively with the Evaluation Team Leader and school team to develop educationally based IEPs for visually disabled students.
Central Office - Special Education and Related Services
Based on collective bargaining unit salary schedule.
Link to SPS Teacher Salary Schedule 2019-2021: https://springfieldeducation.org/wpcontent/uploads/2020/04/Appendix-F1-…
FULL TIME - School Year 10 Month Calendar; Option to work in the Summer (Vision ESY).
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• 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
• SPS will strongly consider graduate students nearing completion of their TVI COMS programs.