The Special Education Exchange, Since 1996

Job 3226

Special Education Teacher/Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Helen Keller Services for the Blind

Broooklyn, NY


Duties: Develops instruction plans for individual student and the group of students in the class based on the individual needs of the student as outlined in the IEPs. Develops and implements student specific adaptations for sensory, motor, self-help, and other areas of need in collaboration with therapists to maximize learning for each student. Works collaboratively with therapist and other school staff as the member of a trans-disciplinary team to develop and deliver an individualized program for each student. Establishes and maintains relationships with families to further the development of the child and assists the family in carrying over strategies from school to home. Acts as the primary contact between home and school. Continuously evaluates student progress and documents that progress in report cards, progress notes and annual updates. Submits weekly lesson plans and monthly class calendars to the principal. Maintains accurate attendance documents and submits monthly. Advocates for the educational and developmental needs of their students both in the school and in the wider community. Participates in teacher and team meetings and completes tasks from those meetings in a timely and professional manner. Actively participates in school wide functions such as field trips, graduation, parent days, etc. Seeks out and participates in professional development activities, appropriate to the population of students, both within the school and in the larger educational community. Attendance at IEP meetings and searching for placements. Supervises and develops work duties and schedules for instructional assistants to ensure smooth functioning of the class. Teacher prepares annual reviews for class assistants


Qualifications: NYS Certified Teacher of The Visually Impaired or NYS Certified Special Education Teacher for Early Childhood (Birth through second grade). Teachers without a TVI credential will be encouraged to pursue a credential as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired. Tuition reimbursement is available. Experience with children with disabilities preferred.


Additional Information: Established in 1893, Helen Keller Services for the Blind’s mission is to enable individuals, who are blind or have vision loss to live, work and thrive in their communities of choice. HKSB is a pioneer in the field of blindness rehabilitation and education. Serving children from birth to age 5, the Children’s Learning Center is the only center in New York City that specializes in serving children who are visually impaired, blind and/or have multiple disabilities.


Closing Date: Until filled


For further information, contact:

Carol Lowe

Chief Human Resources Officer

57 Willoughby St Ste 6

Phone: (718) 522-2122 ext. 2228

Email: hr@helenkeller.org



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