Job Posting Description, Spec. Ed. Teachers of Students who are Blind/Low Vision
Contact Information
Human Resources Department
215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (4th Floor)
South Bend, IN 46601
574-393-6000
staffing@sbcsc.k12.in.us
 
Job Locations
To Be Determined
 
Application Open: 04/08/2019, Filing Deadline: (none)
 
Available Jobs
 Job # Description
306 Spec.Ed. Teachers of Students w/Blind/Low Vision

POSITION TITLE:   Teacher of students who are Blind or have Low Vision (BLV)                          
 
                                   
POSITION SUMMARY: 

  • The blind/low vision teacher (BLV) is responsible to provide services (consultation

and/or direct) to students who are eligible for special education services as a student who is blind or has low vision in accordance with the student’s individual education plan (IEP).

  • BLV teacher is responsible for writing IEPs, scheduling and conducting case conferences, meeting with parents, and monitoring student progress on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate with school staff to meet the individual needs of the student.
  • Complete required State reports.
  • Engage in ongoing communication with parents.
  • Travel district wide to multiple locations in personal vehicle.

 
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Building Administrator, Special Education Supervisor, Director of Special Education   
 
DUTIES:

  • Screen referrals for functional vision performance.
  • Administer functional vision assessment, learning media assessment and assist with technology assessment.
  • Obtain medical eye report through parent/doctor to include as part of required documentation. 
  • Provide direct instructional services with students with visual impairments individually or in the classroom as outlined in the IEP.  Services may include instruction with classroom academics/curriculum and/or any of the following areas:
    • Keyboarding                             Concept Development                 Adaptive VI Skills
    • Daily Living Skills                      Braille                                       Career/Vocational Skills
    • Technology Training                  Social Skills                               Low Vision Devices
    • Efficient Use of Vision   Study Skills and Organization
  • Work with testing coordinator to order state mandated assessments in large print/Braille.
  • Assist with registration of students with visually impairments for federal quota.
  • Adapt a variety of instructional and testing materials into appropriate media for students using equipment such as computer generated Braille translation software, scanner, Braille embosser, Braille writer and other equipment related to producing large print or tactile formats.
  • Counsel and involve parents in the educational process.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to plan and implement IEP accommodations for classroom activities.
  • Provide in-service training for classroom teachers and students, as needed, regarding information on different eye conditions and strategies to assist students with visual impairments.
  • Demonstrate and assist in the use of specialized equipment and adaptive technology for students with visual impairments.
  • Assist students to successfully integrate both academically and socially into classrooms and encourage independence.
  • Provide assessment of/and instruction in orientation and mobility skills, including awareness of body parts and position in space, conceptual development sensory motor development and independent travel.

 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • State of Indiana Certification as a special education teacher with license in the area of blind/low vision.
  • History of timely and accurate completion and submission of IEPs.

Works in standard office and school building environments.  Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours.  Must be able to handle stress.

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