The Special Education Exchange, Since 1996
Duties: The role of the Classroom Teacher of the Visually Impaired is to manage a class of learners who are visually impaired in a manner that meets the individual needs of each student in the class. This includes promoting learning and supplementing activities, coordinating and collaborating with support staff, using a variety of teaching approaches, and adapting instruction to include all students. The classroom teacher is responsible for the implementation each student's overall functional and academic program. Provide direct instruction within a classroom setting in all areas of development. Provide . education and support to the students’ families. Coordinate students’ individual education plan and the school day with other service providers and family. Administer assessments and prepare corresponding report such as but not limited to FVA, LMA, IEP, developmental checklists, progress notes. Maintain data collection and students’ records. Train, supervise and evaluate para-educators in the classroom. Communicate effectively with assistant director, therapists, families, and students’ home school districts. Maintain supplies and materials for the classroom. Provide specialized instruction as the students’ teacher of the visually impaired. Collaborate with related service providers. Coordinate and monitor each students’ daily, routine medical needs including monitoring overall health, monitoring and documenting seizure activity, and provide direction and supervision of para-educators’ attention to these needs.
Qualifications: Demonstrate knowledge of the early development of children and the special learning needs of visually impaired children; techniques and procedures of teaching and assessments. Ability to modify and adapt classroom materials, equipment, and classroom environment. Ability to work with a group of professionals and coordinate classroom schedule to best meet students’ needs. Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with children and their families. Work cooperatively with parents, peers, administrators and school representatives. Maintain and improve professional competence. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socioeconomic setting. Ability to move body in many different ways in order to interact with and position students such as: stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, pushing and pulling consistently throughout the day and on a daily basis. Required to routinely lift a minimum of 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Ability to maintain confidentiality Personal Characteristics: Accountable. Trustworthy. Critical thinker. Collaborative. Belief that all children can learn. Celebrates progress. Strong awareness of self Licenses. Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) from accredited college or university in education of the visually impaired or early childhood with current certification visual impairment. Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate. Current Level 1 IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card. Current certification in CPR, AED and First Aid. Article 9. Basic computer and keyboard skills. Helpful if able to read, write and speak Spanish
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