Teacher of the Visually Impaired - Orland Park, IL

Orland Park, IL
Soliant Health Schools - Visually Impaired Teacher Contract 15 days ago Apply

Teacher of the Visually Impaired


Location: Orland Park, IL
Job Type: Fulltime, Short Term Contract
Pay: $40+/Hour


We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) to join our team in Orland Park, IL. As a TVI, you will work with students who have visual impairments, providing specialized instruction to ensure their academic and personal success. This role involves collaborating with students, families, and other educational professionals to develop and implement individualized education plans (IEPs) tailored to each student's unique needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct instruction to students with visual impairments, utilizing specialized techniques and materials to facilitate learning in various subject areas.
  • Assess students' educational needs and develop comprehensive IEPs in collaboration with the IEP team, including parents, administrators, and other support staff.
  • Adapt curriculum and instructional strategies to accommodate students' visual impairments and promote access to the general education curriculum.
  • Teach compensatory skills, such as braille literacy, tactile skills, orientation and mobility, and assistive technology, to enhance students' independence and functional abilities.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and support staff to ensure that accommodations and modifications are implemented effectively in the classroom environment.
  • Provide consultation and support to classroom teachers, parents, and other stakeholders regarding best practices for supporting students with visual impairments.
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of student progress and adjust instructional strategies as needed to address individual learning goals.
  • Maintain accurate and thorough documentation of student progress, including progress reports, assessment data, and communication logs.
  • Stay informed about current trends and best practices in the field of visual impairment education through professional development opportunities and collaboration with colleagues.
  • Advocate for the needs of students with visual impairments and promote inclusive practices within the school community.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Special Education with a focus on visual impairment or a related field.
  • Valid teaching certification in Special Education or Visual Impairment (TVI endorsement) in the state of Illinois.
  • Knowledge of braille literacy, tactile graphics, orientation and mobility techniques, and assistive technology for students with visual impairments.
  • Experience working with students with visual impairments in an educational setting preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Dedication to promoting the academic, social, and emotional development of students with visual impairments.
  • Ability to adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of students with varying degrees of visual impairment.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional growth and development in the field of visual impairment education.
Please feel free to reach out for more information!


Abril Diaz
Account Executive
Cell: (678) 367 0801 | Email: [email protected]

 

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