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Primary Purpose: Provide direct/consultative services to students with visual impairments


  • Education/Certification
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Texas Teacher Certificate Certificate as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment
    • (TExES Braille)
    • (TExES Visually Impaired)

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • 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
    • Abacus
    • Typing/keyboarding
    • 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
    • Self-advocacy

Technical Assistance

  • 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


E_mail: [email protected]

Phone: 8172997614

Cert: Any Certification

This is a 202-day contract.