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Works at Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) primarily within the Heartland Area Education Association area. Collaborates with Area Education Agencies (AEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and using an itinerant model, the Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) provides appropriate support and/or instruction to students with visual impairments, in their local schools, home settings, and community settings. To learn more about IESBVI see our webpage:

Your Responsibilities:                                   

  • Formulates appropriate educational objective, activities, evaluation, goals, and provides specialized direct instruction to blind and visually impaired children ages birth to 21 in the areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC).
  • Provides consultative services to IEP and IFSP teams.
  • Conduct Functional Vision Assessments, Learning Media Assessments, and Expanded Core Curriculum screenings and assessments.
  • Reports student growth and programs to parents periodically.
  • Participates as a member of multidisciplinary teams; involved with evaluations; educational planning; development of Individualized Educational Plans (IEP); program implementation. Provides written reports and documentation. May lead IEP meetings.

If you wish to review a copy of the Position Description Questionnaire, please contact [email protected]
Schedule: Full-time, school year position; 192 day/school year. Requires regular travel through out the AEA.

Location: Work area is Heartland AEA with a potential office location in Johnston, Iowa

Pay Grade: Pay Plan 000, Pay Grade 35 (-10)
192 day contract per school year.  Salary will be determined by the successful applicant’s educational and teaching experience. (BA degree - $50,449-$78,274; MA degree - $59,219-$91,305).
A successful candidate will bring or have the ability and desire to learn: 

  • Excellent communication skills with diverse groups
  • Leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Create a positive environment for students and colleagues
  • Adapt to ever changing work priorities
  • Ability to travel throughout a designated region within Iowa on a daily basis.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:                       

  • Experience working with blind and visually impaired students;
  • Work experience with special education students.
  • Knowledge of the Iowa Core and Expanded Core Curriculum for blind and visually impaired students.
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language.


  • Collaborate with a team of teachers, support staff, and parents to support the education of  blind and visually impaired children
  • State vehicle, laptop, and cellphone provided for completion of work duties.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Work within the Heartland AEA region with a potential office in Johnston, Iowa


Bachelor’s degree in education plus experience using a computer and other office equipment required. Candidates must meet State of Iowa teacher licensure requirements with an endorsement in visual impairment by the time of appointment. Candidates possessing a special education endorsement may also qualify, but must complete the visual impairment endorsement within three years of appointment (financial assistance available for necessary coursework).
Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of Educational Examiners webpage:  

E_mail: [email protected]

Phone: 712-366-3284

Cert: Any Certification

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) is an agency dedicated to providing services for blind and visually impaired students birth to age 21 in the state of Iowa. Our employees are state of Iowa employees under Iowa's Department of Education with a full comprehensive benefits package from Iowa Department of Administrative Services. Our primary support administration offices are located in Council Bluffs, IA. IESBVI works in close collaborative with the nine Area Education Agencies (AEA) across the state of Iowa.