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Full time
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Teacher of the Visually Impaired (Mathematics)
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State of Virginia | Staunton, VA
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Job Description

The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind is seeking a Teacher of the Visually Impaired to provide mathematics instruction, and to support instruction in other academic areas for students with visual impairment, including blindness and other disabilities. The beginning date for this position is July 16, 2019. Responsibilities include: * Curriculum/Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) management and planning * Differentiated Instruction implementation * Classroom organization and management * Evaluation, reporting and recordkeeping * Communication and professional/community relations * Participation in staff development programs * Development and management of Individualized Educational Programs (IEP) * Improving the self-care and personal environment of individual students by working with dressing, clothing management, hygiene, eating, housekeeping, money and time concepts * Improving social competence skills by working in the areas of social interactions, behavior, problem solving, and organizational skills and routines that promote academic success

Minimum Qualifications

* A minimum of a Baccalaureate Degree from a regionally accredited college or university. * Hold or be eligible for a valid Virginia teaching license issued by the Board of Education with endorsement in Mathematics. The selected candidate must also be willing to add an additional endorsement in Special Education ? Visual Impairments. * Current CPR and First Aid certification required or must be obtained per school policies. * Ability to design and implement appropriate and research-based instruction for students with visual impairment including blindness and other disabilities. * Knowledge of child growth and development, and special needs children * Ability to develop effective instructional strategies and methods and the ability to differentiate instruction to meet diverse student needs. * Ability to conduct Learning Media and Functional Vision assessments * Ability to read and teach Braille or agreement to acquire this skill within three years * Knowledge of technology to enhance communication and learning * Proficiency level of ?Survival?? in American Sign Language as measured by the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview or agreement to acquire the specified level within three years * Ability to plan and organize work as an IEP case manager and to monitor the plan and to ensure program compliance: that required timelines are being observed; that direct services, accommodations, modifications and other services indicated on the plan are being implemented in all school settings; and that the student is benefitting from the services provided in cooperation with the IEP team * Ability to assess and document student progress according to best practice, including but not limited to pre-test and post-test assessments, and to use assessment data to guide instruction. * Ability to professionally and adequately communicate through written English language * Ability to follow school policies and procedures and work using a team approach Physical Requirements: * Ability to interact on a physical level with children and to perform repetitive motion to include standing, sitting, reaching, lifting, walking, bending , and climbing

Preferred Qualifications

* Masters Degree * Experience in teaching in a classroom setting with special needs students who have sensory impairments

Special Requirements

Note: A criminal history and DMV record check will be required for final candidates.