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District Visually Impaired Teacher

Summary Information:
Employer: Green Bay Area Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Special Education
Special Education (Visually Impaired)
School / Org: Green Bay Area Public Schools
Location Green Bay, Wisconsin
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN5006
Posting Date: 26 September 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Green Bay Area Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

District Visually Impaired Teacher

Location: Green Bay Area Public Schools

Description:
The Green Bay Public School District is pleased to accept applications for Visually Impaired Teaching positions for the 2017-18 school year. Applicants who are qualified and interested in this educational area are encouraged to submit their application materials including resume, letters of recommendation, transcripts and a cover letter.

Qualifications Required:
Education: Bachelor's Degree

License: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction certification as Teacher of the Visually Impaired (825)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience: Instruction in functional vision evaluations and an understanding of the implications of the visual impairment on education and curricular needs of the child. Knowledge of orientation and mobility.

Qualifications Desired:
Experience: Working with students in the areas of disability awareness, self-advocacy, accessing information, expanded core curriculum for children with visual impairments, and orientation and mobility.

Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge of braille desired.

Essential Functions:
In addition to the District's essential functions for all teachers, the following essential functions are intended to expand on the primary job description for this position and further describe the requirements, essential functions, general nature and level of work requirements.
1. Provides specially designed academic instruction and strategies to meet goals and objectives contained in Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
2. Collaborates with parents and classroom teachers in order to monitor the impact of the visual impairment on student educational progress.
3. Conducts classroom observations to evaluate student needs in the areas of accessing the general curriculum, learning media (reading and writing modes), and the understanding of the expanded core curriculum for individuals with visual impairments.
4. Creates an environment that provides appropriate access to the general curriculum for students with visual impairments. Monitors for the provision of quality, comprehensive instruction to students in the Least Restrictive Environment.
5. Utilizes specialized materials, equipment and assistive technology for individuals with visual impairments and prepares for the integration of assistive and instructional technology to meet a studentís individual needs.
6. Reviews and implements results of visual assessments.
7. Schedules meetings and collaborates with team members involved in the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
8. Provides ongoing professional learning opportunities and support to District staff that are a part of a studentís educational team regarding the characteristics and impact of the visual impairment, along with demonstrating effective strategies to create a learning environment that is able to meet the needs of visually impaired students.
9. Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Working Conditions:
1. Work involves frequent disruptions of daily schedule.
2. Work involves frequent deadlines under pressure.
3. Work involves strong organization and communication skills.
4. Work requires travel to a variety of assigned schools to provide services to children.

Candidate Requirements:

Years of Experience:
0

Degree: Bachelor

Licenses:
- Visual impairments

Additional Requirements:
- Standard Questions
- Custom Questions


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