Outreach Educator for the Blind/Low Vision - Southern Utah
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 Educator for the Blind/Visually Impaired working in the Southern Utan area.
Principal Duties: As an Outreach Educator 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 the 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 student 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.