TEACHER FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Job Title: TEACHER OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (Part-time position)
Exemption Status: Exempt
Reports to: Special Education Supervisor
Date Revised: 07/07/2021
Dept./School: Assigned Campus
General Job Description:
Vision Specialist is responsible for providing, in collaboration with the student’s IEP team, consultation and/or direct services to students whose visual functioning interferes with educational performance.
Certified/Licensed by the Tennessee Department of Education to teach the Visually Impaired
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist the district in making appropriate referrals for vision services.
2. Review ophthalmologic reports, assess student’s functional vision.
3. Submit appropriate information and reports to determine educational impact.
4. Participate as a district team member for all children whose visual impairment may impact their educational performance.
5. Assess student's functional vision and prepare written reports with information for district use.
6. Assist district personnel to develop individual student goals and objectives for Individual Education Program (IEP).
7. Locates or provides the district with information to locate adaptive materials.
8. Teach district personnel skills needed to instruct or assist visually impaired students.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Perform functional vision and learning media assessments on new referrals and three year reevaluations.
2. Interpret eye medical reports as they relate to educational environments.
3. Consult with diagnosticians, classroom teachers, students, and parents concerning appropriate evaluations, modification, and test administration.
4. Obtain modified standardized testing materials and administer or assist in the administration of the test as needed.
5. Work as liaison with other agencies in the vocational assessment process.
6. Participate in team assessments for students with moderate to severe cognitive disabilities.
7. Provide screening and referral procedures to appropriate personnel.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer, and other instructional equipment
Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Occasional reaching, sitting, frequent walking,
Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: Work inside
Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress
This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.