Teacher for Visually Impaired
San Bernardino City U.S.D., California
- Must possess a valid California Education Specialist Credential, Visual Impairments.
- Successful experience teaching or student teaching the visually impaired.
- Knowledge of practices used to develop skills related to self-help, communication and sensory motor abilities, equipment, and/or devices used to teach visually impaired individuals.
- Skill in the application of social and cognitive growth techniques.
- Ability to maintain appropriate records, work and communicate effectively with students, parents, and others and remain flexible.
- Ability to implement behavior management techniques, including behavior support plans.
- Experience working with agencies providing services for visually impaired individuals.
- Ability to travel independently to various school sites to provide services to Visually Impaired students.
Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:
- Performs functional vision and learning media assessments on new referrals and three year re-evaluations.
- Interprets eye medical reports as they relate to educational environments.
- Contributes to the development of IEP/IFSP with goals, modifications, and learning styles.
- Recommends appropriate specialized evaluations as needed, such as low vision, orientation and mobility, psycho-social, and adaptive physical education.
- Consults with diagnosticians, classroom teachers, students, and parents concerning appropriate evaluations, modifications, and test administration.
- Works as a liaison with other agencies in the vocational assessment process.
- Participates in team assessments for students with moderate to severe cognitive disabilities.
- Assists in determining and procuring classroom equipment and materials necessary for students with visual impairments to learn (Brailler, low vision devices, assistive technology, and computer) including ensuring necessary room modifications and lighting changes.
- Provides the classroom teacher with information regarding the specialized strategies needed to teach a visually impaired student.
- Consults with other instructional staff to provide information to incorporate the expanded core curriculum into the entire instructional setting.
- Provides Braille, recorded/enlarged materials, and tactual symbols as appropriate for each child.
- Provides assistance to students with visual impairments in understanding their attitudes and those of others concerning their visual impairment.
- Provides updated pupil information (VI registration, deaf/blind census, and textbook projections).
- Participates in transition planning and researches appropriate resources and programs for students exiting high school programs.
- Other duties as assigned.
$56,454.72 to $102,997.50 annually
777 North F Street
San Bernardino, CA United States 92410
Job Posting Expires December 8, 2021