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Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Tacoma, WA 13 days ago

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Category Schools - Visually Impaired Teacher
Job Type Contract

Soliant Health is working with a school district near Tacoma looking to hire a full-time teacher of the visually impaired. This position will be itinerant working a regular school schedule Monday through Friday. The TVI will be teaching servicing a K-12 caseload but conducting evaluations at the early childhood level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Washington State teaching certificate with Special Education endorsement.
  • AER certification in O/M or eligible for certification.
  • Dual certification O/M and Vision Teacher preferred.
  • Certification in Braille Proficiency/knowledge of Braille.
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to work and communicate effectively with staff, students and parents from diverse cultural backgrounds.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Participates as a member of the guidance team for special education and is a member of the IEP team.
  • Works with the classroom teacher and other school staff to identify children with visual impairments.
  • Conducts screening and assessment activities; writes reports on analysis of data. 
  • Coordinates assessment with other specialists as a function of multi-disciplinary team responsibilities.
  • Utilizes diagnostic/prescriptive teaching skills.
  • Develops individualized instructional programs by writing annual goals and short-term instructional objectives in all relevant areas including prevocational and vocational education. 
  • Coordinate program with classroom instruction; trains and supervises volunteer tutors, if appropriate. 
  • Develops special curriculum or modifies existing curriculum to meet needs of children. 
  • Maintains continuous records of individual student academic progress.
  • Communicates learner objectives and progress to parents, teachers and administrators. 
  • Evaluates student achievement and program effectiveness on a continuing basis. 
  • Conducts above activities in accordance with all legal timelines and requirements.
  • Participates in special education staff meetings, projects and other activities as directed

To inquire further about this position or other opportunities with Soliant, please contact Phillip Freeman at 678-459-1158 or email resume and references to [email protected]

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Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

  • Competitive Salary
  • Weekly Paycheck
  • Matching 401(k) Plan
  • Extensive Medical Coverage
  • Licensing Assistance
  • Custom Housing
  • Travel Assistance
  • Professional Development Reimbursement