Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVI) and/or Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS)
POSITION: Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments and/or Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
LOCATION: Central Kansas Cooperative in Education - Salina, Kansas
START DATE: 8/1/18
JOB DESCRIPTION: The teacher of students with visual impairments (TSVI) and certified orientation and mobiltiy specialists are key figures on the educational team for a child/student with visual impairment. These professionals have expertise in how visual impairment affects child/student development and learning, from age 3 – 21 years of age. The TSVI and/or COMS travel to the students' assigned schools to provide direct and/or consultative special education services relating to vision loss. These services enable the students to learn in a variety of settings. The students may have only a visual impairment or additional disabilities. The cognitive levels of the students range from severely impaired to gifted and talented.
Knowledge of Current Trends working with Students with a Visual Impairment including those with additional disabilities
Abillity to teach children with varying abilities who are blind or have low vision
Knowledge of the Expanded Core Curriculum
Knowledge of Assessments unique to students with a visual impairments
Willingness to Travel (Position is Itinerant)
Desire to work as part of the educational team and one-on-one with children ages 3 through 21 years
Abiliy to make a real difference in students’ lives by increasing their skills and independence
Willingness to build close working relationships with students and their parents
Willingness to learn from and collaborate with other professionals to maximize student success
Must enjoy working with special needs students!
Must posess strong communication and interpersonal skills
Must be TSVI or COMS certified OR ability to obtain within 2 years. (Waiver eligible) This would apply to a candidate that is in a training program.