10/08/2023Return to view all job openings
Primary Purpose: Provide direct/consultative services to students with visual impairments
- Bachelor’s degree
- Texas Teacher Certificate Certificate as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment
- (TExES Braille)
- (TExES Visually Impaired)
- Possess excellent command of UEB Braille and Nemeth code
- Knowledge of braille pedagogy and ability to teach braille to advanced learners
- Knowledge of abacus and electronic devices including braille and other specialized note takers
- Comfort and skill in teaching functional daily living experiences, familiarity with low vision tools, and knowledge of the Expanded Core Curriculum.
- Knowledge and skills required to administer and interpret appropriate assessment and evaluation instruments
- Skill in interpersonal communication with peers, students, parents, and teachers
- Ability to work with a wide range of students with visual impairments
- Understand human behavior dynamics and an ability to interact effectively with educational personnel
- Ability to commute to multiple school sites and homes in the district to provide services
- Effective use of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and email
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
- Instructional Strategies for students learning Braille Teach:
- UEB Braille (contracted and uncontracted)
- Early Literacy Code/pre-Braille Skills
- Literary Code
- Nemeth Code
- Teach Abacus Skills
- Prepare sequential and meaningful instruction geared to the student's assessed needs, as determined by the ARD committee with goals and objectives.
- Provide instruction in the development and maintenance of appropriate ECC skills.
- Work with students to facilitate conversations with their peers to build social skills and relationships.
- Through Self-Advocacy instruction, assist students in gaining knowledge, skills, and confidence to communicate the functional implications of their vision impairments with peers and others.
- Direct Instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum
- Monitoring the students' progress in academic subjects and provide instruction in compensatory skills as needed in the areas the students may have difficulty with as a result of the visual impairment (This does not include tutoring in subject areas once materials and methods have been modified to accommodate the vision loss)
- Braille reading and writing
- Low vision devices
- Adaptive devices (e.g., computers, note takers, tape recorders)
- Listening skills
- Visual efficiency
- Concept development (especially for infants and early childhood students)
- Daily living/self-help skills
- Career readiness
- Leisure and recreation skills
- Social skills
- Organizational and study skills
- Serve as a resource and reference point for current information regarding education of the visually impaired and orientation and mobility services.
- Help parents, district, and other agencies related to appropriate services for students with visual impairments including orientation and mobility services
- Assist in planning and preparing materials and presentations for small group trainings
- Provide mentoring to other professionals as assigned
Program Implementation (Regional Planning and Implementation)
- Assist with development and implementation of the IEP
- Assist in the development and updating of strategies for the implementation of regional Supplementary Services for the Visually Impaired (SSVI)
- Assist with implementation of regional Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) program for students with visual impairments
This is a 202-day contract.