Teacher - Special Education
The Maryland School for the Blind is seeking Special Education Teachers. This could be YOUR opportunity to * Work with an amazing, unique population of students! Don't let a lack of experience working with this population stop you. MSB provides ongoing support and training opportunities on visual impairments while you serve on campus programs including the Early Learning Program, Autism Blind Program, Multiple Disabilities Blind Program, General Academic Program, and Functional Academic Program with students ranging in age from 3-21 with a variety of special needs and visual impairments. * See Beyond! There are abundant and flexible opportunities to work with students to increase functional potential and independence in and out of the classroom, during day and evening/residential programming, during transition and vocational experiences and in the community and home settings. * Access a comprehensive benefits package! This includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 403(b) retirement savings plan, professional development, wellness programs, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement! SUMMARY: With supervision, coordinates educational programs for a designated group of academic students with visual impairment. ACCOUNTABILITIES : Essential Functions: 1. Providing Service: * Teaches visually impaired students with multiple disabilities on an individual and group basis. * Instructs in core curriculum, expanded core, life skills, and self-care areas. * Facilitates and participates in the development, review and evaluation of individualized educational program which may require the ability to observe and respond to a variety of environmental stimuli. * Conducts evaluations and assessments to determine child's developmental status, academics status, and mastery of Maryland grade level curriculum standards. 2. Coordinating Service: * Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, IEP meetings, staff meetings, and other school and student meetings as needed. * Plans and/or chaperones on and off-campus activities, appointments, programs and field trips which may require the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and push or pull in excess of 100 lbs. unassisted. * Manages classroom resources. * Coordinates data collection and recording. Marginal Functions: 1. Plans and participates in on and off-campus student activities. 2. Performs additional duties as assigned Work Schedule: 35 daytime hours, Monday through Friday with flextime within the workday and workweek. This position follows a 10 or 11 month school schedule. Pay Rate: Starting at $55,041. Commensurate with education and experience, in keeping with the MSB Teachers & Related Service Providers Pay Scale. Experience and Skills: QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, skills and general abilities: Qualifications: 1. Comprehensive knowledge of special education principles, practices, and procedures, including developing and writing IEP's and performing appropriate teaching techniques. Experience working with autism preferred. 2. Minimum of Bachelor's degree and ability to meet MSDE certification with an endorsement in Vision PREFERRED and special education REQUIRED. 3. General knowledge of visual impairment, including causes, manifestations and adaptations. 4. General knowledge of medical disorders such as seizures or restrictions; alternate modes of communication; feeding techniques and orthopedic impairment/handling and positioning. 5. General knowledge of core and expanded core curriculum, program development, classroom resource management, and student/personnel scheduling. 6. Ability to push and pull in excess of 100 pounds and ability to lift in excess of 50 pounds with assistance. Don't meet every single requirement? At The Maryland School for the Blind, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.