POSITION: Teacher of the Visually Impaired
EFFECTIVE: 2015-2016 School Year
LOCATION: Various Locations
NATURE OF WORK:
This is a professional position to meet the individual needs of students with visual impairments through direct service and consultative support to staff and families to support progress in the General Education Curriculum and Expanded Core Curriculum.
- Evaluate students and provide reports/information to the student’s IEP Team for eligibility determination;
- Analyze data to make instructional decisions;
- Develop and monitor IEP goals and objectives based on assessment and data information;
- Deliver specialized instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum and compensatory strategies deemed necessary by the IEP team (Braille, low vision devices, technology);
- Monitor and report progress on goals and objectives;
- Have knowledge of educational implications of visual conditions; and
- Have knowledge of how curriculum, modifications and accommodations and assessment are aligned to meet the needs of the visually impaired learner.
- Complete Learning Media Assessments and Functional Vision Assessments to determine present levels of performance and identify areas of need;
- Analyze and synthesize data and present within a formal written report;
- Develop IEP goals and objectives based on present levels of performance, formative and summative assessment information;
- Collaborate with general educators to disseminate information about student needs;
- Utilize assessment data to determine appropriate instructional strategies, modifications, and accommodations necessary for student access to instruction within the academic setting;
- Perform frequent formal and informal assessments to monitor and further guide instruction;
- Communicate positively and frequently with families on student progress;
- Work collaboratively with the educational team to provide knowledge about learners who are visually impaired and assist in developing accessible lessons and assessments;
- Ensure that all IEPs and IFSPs are implemented with fidelity;
- Collaborate with educational teams on a regular basis to ensure students have access to curriculum;
- Provide positive communication to team members and families about student’s progress and achievement;
- Complete and maintain Medical Assistance logs; and
- Collect, analyze and report data to monitor progress, determine and report present levels of performance and to develop appropriate goals and objectives.
Maryland Educator Certificate with vision endorsement.
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:
Full-time, ten-month position.
SALARY GRADE RANGE:
The salary for this position will be based on the appropriate position on the teacher's salary schedule (#1).
BARGAINING UNIT ELIGIBILITY: EASMC