Teacher of the Visually Impaired for the Remainder of the 2022-2023 School Year

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Granite School District

Job Title Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Department/Location Special Education - Health Related Services
Supervisor Associate Director of Health Related Services
Salary Schedule Teacher Salary Schedule
Lane Placement A-G (based on qualifications)
Contract Length 9 months (190 days)
FTE 1.0
FLSA Classification Exempt
Special Designations One-year-only (remainder of 2022-23 SY)

If you have questions regarding this position please contact Robyn Roper at (385)646-4586 or email rroper@graniteschools.org

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodations.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, training, education, responsibilities, abilities; the machines, tools and equipment used; background; and any licenses or certifications required.  Regular attendance and timeliness is an essential job function to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Job Summary:

This teacher supports students who are visually impaired (VI) in Granite School District. The teacher will work with school teams to teach, coach, and train others on supporting VI students, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Special Education Rules, and Granite School District policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:
  • Prepares student education plans in consultation with parents and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team members.
  • Designs instruction and records progress of students.
  • Acts to ensure appropriate IEP implementation in area of service.
  • Directs the work of instructional assistants and supports members of the IEP team.
  • Monitors delivery and frequency of Visually Impaired-related service.
  • Maintains appropriate student data and other records and submits reports as required.
  • Develops instructional plans when necessary and appropriate.
  • Develops learning systems for use in community and campus settings.
  • Manages student caseloads across multiple school settings.
  • Facilitates curriculum resources for VI students between and among student levels.
  • Travels between multiple district and school locations to perform duties.

Non-essential Functions:
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Skills in evaluation and treatment of student with visual impairment, including multi-disabled students.
  • Ability to create appropriate IEPs.
  • Ability to keep accurate files and performance logs.
  • Skills in appropriately assisting VI students with standardized assessments.
  • Basic knowledge of Orientation & Mobility skills and programming.
  • Knowledge of low vision aids and how to order materials in both large print and braille.
  • Knowledge of technology for the blind and visually impaired including:
    • Braille Writer;
    • Slate and Stylus;
    • Abacus;
    • Braille and Speak; and
    • Computer Technology (Jaws, Zoom, Text, PacMate and Braillenote).

Required Education and Qualifications:
  • Requires one of the following:
    • a valid Professional Educator License issued by the Utah State Board of Education with a Special Education License Area of Concentration and a Blind and Visually Impaired endorsement; or
    • an equivalent license in another state or country.

Assigned Decision Making:
  • Not applicable.

Non-supervisory Interaction:
  • Interacts and collaborates with employees, patrons, vendors, administrators, and secretaries in schools.
  • Works with various department secretaries, coordinators, managers, and directors.
  • Works positively and collaboratively with District departments including administrators and secretaries.
  • Strong interpersonal skills along with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people.
  • Able to create and support a team-based environment within the program and department.

Supervisory Responsibility:
  • Not applicable.

Budget Responsibility:
  • Not applicable.

Working Environment:
  • Work takes place in a typical school environment.
  • Supervision of students requires both indoor and outdoor responsibilities.
  • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Requires travel between multiple school locations in all types of weather and air quality.

Physical Demands:
This list of essential and marginal functions and of physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented in accordance with the requirements of the job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and/or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel objects and must occasionally climb or balance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

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Granite School District

2500 South State Street , Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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