The Special Education Exchange, Since 1996

Job 3190

Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Vinton, IA


Duties: In collaboration with Area Education Agencies (AEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and using an itinerant model, the Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) provides appropriate support and/or instruction to students with visual impairments, in their local schools and home settings. Formulates appropriate educational objective, activities, evaluation, goals, and instruction. Reports student growth and programs to parents periodically. Participates as a member of multidisciplinary teams; involved with evaluations; educational planning; development of Individualized Educational Plans (IEP); program implementation. Provides written reports and documentation. May lead IEP meetings.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in education plus experience using a computer and other office equipment required. Candidates must meet State of Iowa teacher licensure requirements with an endorsement in visual impairment by the time of appointment. The ability to travel throughout a designated region within Iowa on a daily basis also required. Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of Educational Examiners webpage: www.state.ia.us/boee/. Criminal and other relevant background checks required. Master’s degree in education and experience working with students who are blind and visually impaired preferred.


Additional Information: Full-time, School-year appointments. Positions start no later than August 2016. Service regions cover multiple Iowa school districts. Current regional vacancies include: Council Bluffs, Bettendorf, Burlington, Fort Dodge, Charles City, Sioux Center and Southwest Iowa. Salary will be determined by the successful applicant’s educational and teaching experience. (BA degree - $43,000-$67,000; MA degree – $51,000-$79,000). Comprehensive benefit package. Some TVI positions eligible for use of agency vehicle.


Closing Date: Until filled


For further information, contact:

Justin Ruegg

Director of Human Resources

Iowa Braille School

1002 G Avenue

Vinton, IA 52349

Phone: (319) 472-5221

Email: jruegg@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us



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