Teacher of the Visually Impaired- Itinerant
Employment: 10 months/year; full-time with benefits
Application Procedure: Interested applicants must complete an online teaching application and upload a letter of interest, resume, copies PRAXIS scores, transcripts, copy of license/certification and three current letters(within one year of closing date) of recommendation. Previous submissions will not automatically flow to this posting. In order to be considered for this position, you must apply specifically for the Job ID listed for this position.
Online Application Link: http://www.applitrack.com/christina/onlineapp/default.aspx
Salary: Teacher salary schedule based on experience and degree. Salary Schedule can be found on the district’s website: http://christinak12.org/ourpages/auto/2012/6/27/51310670/Teachers-Non-Grandfathered--FY2017v3.pdf
- Must meet or be eligible for State of Delaware Department of Education licensure and certification as Teacher, Special Education-Teacher of the Visually Impaired
- Applicant must be able to demonstrate Braille literacy or hold Certification in Braille.
- Must be able to stand and work continuously for a minimum of 4 hours per work day.
- Minimum lifting requirements- 50 pounds (with assistance).
- Must be able to use arms and hands without restrictions to accommodate the physical, mobility, and ambulatory needs of students
Position Description and Responsibilities: “To work with elementary students who need intensive instruction in the use of Braille.” The teacher in this position will be responsible for providing itinerant vision related education services to students in a variety of settings. Responsibilities include participating in the development of Individualized Education Plans, the use and instruction of Braille and functional vision and learning media assessments, and making and providing adaptations and modifications of core curriculum in collaboration with classroom teachers. There is a strong emphasis on collaborating with families, school personnel, related service providers, and agencies.
- Plans and implements educational lessons to address educational needs by accommodating for the specific eye condition.
- Keeps accurate records and data to reflect student progress and provides mandated reports to schools and families.
- Attends mandated meetings concerning the educational needs of the students and advocates for students’ needs.
- Acquires and delivers books, adaptive equipment, and administers appropriate assessments to students and writes reports with recommendations.
- Collaborates with school staff, other agencies and families to provide integrated services that meet the child’s visual needs.
- Collaborates with families, schools and vocational rehabilitation staff to prepare students for transition out of school and into post-secondary education or employment.
- Makes referrals for additional services that may be needed by the student to address visual needs and to transition into adult life.
Employment is conditional upon receipt of an acceptable criminal background report, a negative pre-employment drug screening and a child abuse registry check showing you are not on the registry at any level
The Christina School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity, against victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, or stalking, or upon any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law. Inquiries regarding compliance with the above may be directed to the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, Christina School District, 600 North Lombard Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; Telephone: (302) 552-2600.