Expatiate Communications Visual Impairment Teacher Giddings, TX · Full time

Expatiate Communications is a boutique management consulting firm with unmatched expertise in special education. We deliver innovative solutions for the most challenging and complex special education issues facing school districts, ESAs/COEs and State educational agencies.

Description

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Visual Impairment Teacher to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for empowering individuals with visual impairments, providing specialized instruction, and fostering independence. As part of the role of a Visual Impairment Teacher, maintaining regular and effective communication with parents is crucial. The aim is to assist parents in developing a realistic understanding of their child's abilities, progress, and future goals. 


Responsibilities:


  • Conduct assessments to identify the specific needs and abilities of students with visual impairments.
  • Develop and implement individualized education plans (IEPs) or IFSP to address academic, developmental, and mobility goals.
  • Provide specialized instruction in core subjects, adaptive technology, orientation and mobility, and daily living skills.
  • Conduct functional vision evaluations (FVE), learning media assessments (LMA), and orientation and mobility evaluations (O&M) for both initial referrals and reevaluations of students requiring visual impairment (VI) and orientation and mobility (O&M) services.
  • Collaborate with educational teams, including general education teachers, therapists, and support staff, to create an inclusive learning environment.
  • Adapt and create instructional materials that cater to the unique learning styles and needs of students with visual impairments.
  • Use a variety of instructional strategies, tools, and technologies to enhance learning experiences.
  • Provide orientation and mobility training to help students navigate their environments safely.
  • Foster independence by teaching essential life skills, including self-advocacy and self-care.
  • Regularly assess student progress and adjust instructional strategies as needed.
  • Collaborate with parents, guardians, and other stakeholders to support student success.
  • Provide regular updates to parents and stakeholders on the student’s academic and developmental progress.
  • Share insights into the student’s strengths, challenges, and achievements.
  • Discuss and explain the goals, strategies, and adaptations outlined in the IEP.
  • Progress Reports:
  • Prepare and provide detailed progress reports that highlight specific achievements and areas for improvement.
  • Offer recommendations for activities and strategies that parents can implement at home to support their child's learning.
  • Maintain an open line of communication through emails, phone calls, and in-person meetings as needed.


Qualifications:

  • Completion of a degree program from an accredited four-year college or university. (Applicants selected for hire must provide copies of all college or university transcripts.)
  • Possession of Texas Special Education EC-12 and elementary level certifications is required, or TEA Emergency Certification in Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments EC-12
  • Must hold or be open to obtaining the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification within a designated timeframe.
  • Must possess or be willing to acquire ESL certification within a specified timeframe.
  • Proven experience working with students with visual impairments.
  • Knowledge of adaptive technologies, braille, and other tools used in visual impairment education.
  • Strong understanding of the impact of visual impairments on learning and development.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for collaborating with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Ability to create and implement effective, individualized education plans.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting individuals with visual impairments.


Skills:

  • Expertise in teaching core subjects using adapted materials and methods.
  • Proficiency in using adaptive technologies and tools for individuals with visual impairments.
  • Ability to assess and address the unique needs of each student.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Collaboration and teamwork in an inclusive educational setting.


Individual compensation packages are based on various factors unique to each candidate, including skill set, experience, qualifications, geography, and other job-related reasons. Expatiate Communications is an equal-opportunity employer. Expatiate Communications considers all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.



Salary

$21.75 - $39.21 per hour