Teacher for Visually Impaired Students - Illinois

Tinley Park, IL
Soliant Health Schools - Visually Impaired Teacher Contract 26 days ago Apply

Position Type: Full-time
Duration of Contract: ASAP – 6/3/24
Pay range: $38+ Hourly
Caseload: Discussed during interview
Responsibilities:

  • Travel between several campuses
  • Develop and implement individualized education plans (IEPs) for students with visual impairments, tailored to their unique needs and learning goals.
  • Provide direct instruction in core subjects, braille literacy, orientation and mobility, and other specialized areas to students with visual impairments.
  • Adapt instructional materials and teaching strategies to accommodate various visual impairments and learning styles, ensuring equal access to educational content.
  • Assess students' visual abilities, functional vision, and progress, and utilize assessment data to inform instructional planning and modify teaching strategies as necessary.
  • Foster the development of independent living skills, self-advocacy, and assistive technology skills among visually impaired students.
  • Provide consultation and guidance to school staff, parents, and caregivers on strategies and accommodations for supporting students with visual impairments
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of student progress, assessments, and services provided.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Education, Special Education, Visual Impairments, or a related field.
  • Valid teaching certification in Illinois, with endorsement as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired.
  • Previous experience working with students with visual impairments, preferably in an educational setting.
  • Strong knowledge of braille, specialized instructional strategies, and assistive technologies for students with visual impairments.
  • Familiarity with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and the ability to develop and implement effective IEPs.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and other stakeholders.
  • Compassionate, patient, and empathetic approach in supporting students with visual impairments.
  • Ability to adapt and problem-solve in order to meet the unique needs of each student.

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability plans as well as 401k with employer match
  • Tax-free stipends available to those who qualify.


Upon submitting your application, qualified candidates can contact Lucy Malone at (678) 459-1104, or by email at [email protected], for next steps.
 

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