Vision Itinerant (2020-2021 SY)

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POSITION PURPOSE: To create and maintain a positive, stimulating environment for students to promote a culture of learning.  Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students. Prepare, administer and evaluate tests and classroom assignments following curriculum guidelines.  Guide and counsel students with adjustment and/or academic difficulties, or special academic interests
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Assist the district in making appropriate referrals for vision services through observations, review of records and reports.
  • Review ophthalmologic reports and interpret as they relate to district, state, and federal eligibility requirements.
  • Perform Functional Vision, Learning Media, and Expanded Core Curriculum assessments on new referrals, three year re-evaluations, and students whose eye conditions have changed significantly.
  • Participate as a district team member for all children whose visual impairment may impact their educational performance.
  • Assess student's functional vision and prepare written reports with information for district use.
  • Assist district personnel to develop individual student goals and objectives for Individual Education Program (IEP).
  • Locates or provides the district with information to locate adaptive materials.
  • Teach district personnel skills needed to instruct or assist visually impaired students.
  • Provide direct services for pre-Braille readiness, Braille reading and writing, Nemeth  and adaptive equipment instruction.
  • Provide other vision services as deemed appropriate by the student's IEP.
  • Maintain written records, secure updated ophthalmologists’ evaluations and provide reports for each student assessed and/or served.
  • Participate in continuing education to ensure continued professional growth and awareness.
  • Complete other tasks as deemed appropriate by the immediate supervisor and/or the superintendent.
  • Participate on the Assistive Technology Team (AT) in evaluating students with visual impairments, multiple disabilities and other areas as needed.
  • Make recommendations for appropriate AT devices and provide training in their use.
  • Work with contract personnel, such as O&M specialist and Technology Specialist to ensure that equipment for students with visual impairments is working and that appropriate services are provided.
  • Assemble, compile and submit Federal Quota data to the American Printing House for the Blind.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES: Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Director of Special Education, Chief Instructional Services Officer, Superintendent or other district office administrator as designated by the Superintendent.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must have a valid South Carolina teaching or be able to obtain one within 60 days from being hired.
  • Must be Highly Qualified in the content area or be able to become Highly Qualified within 60 days from being hired.
EXPERIENCE:
  • Must have completed a program of study in education from an accredited college or university.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job.

Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:
  1. Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.
  2. Sit, stand and walk for required periods of time.
  3. Speak and hear.
  4. Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
  5. Communicate effectively in English, using proper grammar and vocabulary. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
  6. Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, technology equipment, computers, and/or controls.
WORK PLACE EXPECTATIONS:
  1. Work effectively with and respond to diverse cultures or backgrounds.
  2. Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech, and dress in a neat, clean and professional manner for the assignment and work setting.
  3. Have regular and punctual attendance.
  4. Follow all District policies, work procedures, and reasonable requests by the proper authorities.


REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education

DAYS PER YEAR: 190

SALARY CLASSIFICATION: Paid on the Certified Personnel Salary Schedule

EMPLOYEE GROUP: Certified

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Must apply online by completing an "Certified" application and adding this specific job to your online application.

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
 
EMPLOYEE'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT:

1. I have reviewed the above position description and understand its contents.

2. I am aware that my position description may be revised or updated at any time and once notified of changes, I remain responsible for knowledge of its contents.

3. I hereby certify that I possess the physical and mental ability to fulfill the essential functions of the above position with or without reasonable accommodation(s). If I require accommodation(s) in order to fulfill any or all of these functions, I agree to provide information to the District regarding the requested accommodation(s).

Employee's Name (Print): ___________________________________

Employee's Signature: ___________________________________

Date: __________________________
 
 
THE BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted By

Beaufort County School District

2900 Mink Point Blvd., Beaufort, SC 29902
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$12,949

State Average: $11,316

% ELL Students

16%

State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.08

State Average: 15.20

% IEP Students

10%

State Average: 13%

FTE

2,586

State Average: 766