Organization:
Washington Elementary School District

Location:
Glendale, Arizona,

Salary:
51,610 - - 79,950

Contact Phone:
602-347-2622

Contact Email:
Lydia.Garcia@wesdschools.org

Contact Address:

4650 West Sweetwater Avenue
Glendale, AZ

Job URL:
https://www.wesdschools.org/

Teacher of the Visually Blind

Job Description:

  • Instruct students with visual impairments, including those with additional considerations, in areas that will enable them to function and participate in the curriculum of the classroom, to include braille reading and writing, abacus, keyboarding and computer skills, listening skills, and visual efficiency.
  • Instruct students in the use of specialized equipment and technology to include computers, tablets, text-to-speech and screen enlargement software, digital magnification devices (desktop and portable), braille notetakers, electronic calculators, etc.
  • Assess functional performance level of students with visual impairments, including those with additional considerations, for the purpose of developing an IEP to include Learning Media Assessment, Functional Low Vision Assessment, CVI Scale, educational performance levels, and assessment of compensatory skills.
  • Adapt classroom materials to the appropriate medium for each individual student, to include braille, large print, tactile models, or representations.
  • Serve as a resource for information and provide professional in-service regarding blindness and visual impairment as it effects learning and development.
  • Consult with classroom teachers, therapists, special area teachers (Art, PE, Music, etc.) regarding program development and/or adaptations.
  • Maintain reports and records within the digital IEP/Records system to include IEPs, Progress reports, initial and re- evaluations, eye reports, and other records related to the student.
  • Obtain and maintain within the digital file current vision-related medical reports.
  • Prepare orders for braille/large print texts and library books as well as APH supplemental educational materials; documenting receipt and return of all necessary materials.
  • Train and supervise Instructional Assistants assigned to students with visual impairments, including those with additional considerations.
  • Provide parents of students with visual impairments, including those with additional considerations, information regarding community resources that may support and enhance parenting skills with visually impaired children.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with parents of visually impaired students.

Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

To be eligible for this position, an applicant must meet the following required qualifications. Verification of these required qualifications is necessary.

  • A valid Arizona teaching certificate (A.R.S ยง 15-502.B)
  • Provisional, Reciprocal or Standard Certificate, or
  • A valid Early Childhood Birth-Age 8 or Grade 3, Certificate, or
  • A valid Elementary Certificate K-8, or
  • A valid Secondary 7-12, or
  • Special Education K-12, (Cross-Categorical, Emotional Disability, Learning Disability, Mild Moderate
  • A valid Department of Public Safety Identify Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card.

Preferred Requirements:

  • A valid Arizona Department of Education Visually Impaired Special Education Teaching Certificate or an Arizona Department of Education Visually Impaired Special Education Endorsement.
  • A valid Department of Public Safety Identify Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card.