Outreach Instructor for the Blind/Visually Impaired: Ogden & Morgan
Job Description The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) invites you to consider a challenging and diverse employment opportunity with our School. We are looking for a visionary and dynamic individual to fill the position of Outreach Instructor for the Blind/Visually Impaired working in Ogden and Morgan.
Principal Duties: As an Outreach Instructor for the Blind/Visually Impaired you will: • Provide direct, indirect, and collaborative services to blind/visually impaired students. • Teach subject matter utilizing the course of study adopted by the Board of Education, correlated with other appropriate learning activities. • Develop lesson plans that incorporate the Utah State Core Curriculum as well as the Expanded Core Curriculum. • Ascertain strengths and needs of students using a range of assessments, including, Functional Vision/Learning Media, Cortical Visual Impairment, and Expanded Core. • Utilize effective teaching techniques in translating lesson plans into productive student learning experiences which best utilize the time available for instruction. • Provide IEP goals and objectives. • Provide braille instruction. • Evaluate needs for low vision students as well as students with multiple disabilities. • Understand and teach technology for the blind according to the students’ individual needs. • Establish and maintain standard of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning environment. • Devise and utilize techniques which accurately measure students’ progress. • Evaluate student academic and personal growth, keeping appropriate records, and prepare progress reports. • Communicate with parents through conferences and other means, discussing academic and personal progress. • Interpret school programs. • Communicate and cooperate with other professional staff in academic and personal growth areas. • Demonstrate professional ethics. • Conform to school policies, including attendance, absences, and evaluations. • Improve professional competence through participation in staff development activities and other professional growth activities. • Travel to various school sites is required.