2019-2020 Special Education Teacher (Visually Impaired)

Location
Ashburn, VA, Special Education School Based Office
Posted
Oct 11, 2019
Closes
Nov 09, 2019
Ref
IRC5372
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
The itinerant teacher for the Blind/Visually Impaired provides direct and/or consultative educational services to students who are Blind/Visually Impaired.

Responsibilities

Under general supervision of a principal and/or other designated administrator, plans and implements an instructional program and provides related educational services for students. Carries out a variety of student monitoring and controls activities; performs related duties as required or assigned.

Classes taught may be single or multi-grade level, subject, skill or specialty oriented. Incumbents usually perform duties within a team or departmental setting, but may work independently in a unique teaching specialty. Some positions are assigned to science labs or industrial arts/technology or other education labs where greater than average monitoring is required in order to diminish the chance of accidental injury to students.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assists professionals in developing appropriate evaluation and assessment strategies; conducts assessments for students who are Blind/Visually Impaired; interprets evaluation and assessment results;
* Provides direct instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC)
* Supports educational teams in student transitions from level to level and from school to adult life; in developing goals and objectives related to the visual impairment; in modifying the environment to accommodate specific visual needs; in modeling
instructional techniques; in providing, creating, and acquiring adapted materials; and in participating in meetings, as appropriate
* Collaborates with the Department of the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) on students• needs
* Works with staff to make sure students have accessible instructional materials
* Continually assesses student achievement and maintains appropriate assessment and evaluation documentation for institutional and individual reporting purposes
* Communicates with parents through conferences and other means
* Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:

A person in this position reports to the Special Education Supervisor.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or student supplies; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and occasionally to run. Occasional movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be necessary. Occasional travel on student field trips may be necessary. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or bend and may be required to lift up to approximately 25 pounds.

STATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

* Holds a valid Virginia or out-of-state teaching license in Special Education
* Eligible for a Virginia teaching license in Special Education (must submit transcripts)
* Eligible for a Virginia teaching license with endorsement in Visual Impairments (or provisionally licensed)

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment of instructional specialty(ies) to which assigned; knowledge of pre-adolescent and adolescent growth and development; knowledge of Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) curriculum related to assignments and School Division mission, goals, and organization; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs; skill in the use of multi-media and computer technology to enhance learning; ability to plan and implement lessons based on Division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers, administrators, and parents; skill in oral and written communications; excellent human relations skills.

Additional Details

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The Loudoun County School Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and to the provision of equity in its educational programs, services and activities for all students and employees.

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, or genetic information in employment or in its programs and activities. LCPS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Superintendent for Department of Human Resources and Talent Development
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148

Tel: 571-252-1100

How To Apply

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To be considered for the vacancy, please complete ALL sections of the application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application

Please be sure to upload the following:

• Three (3) current professional references (Name, phone number, email address). At least one reference should be a current supervisor or most recent supervisor.
• College Transcripts
• Copy of your teaching license (if applicable)
• Test Scores (if applicable)
• Resume

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