Duties: The itinerant teacher for students with visual impairments travels to students to provide direct and/or consultative services relating to visual impairments. These services enable the students to learn in classroom and community environments. The students range in age from three through 22, and may or may not have additional disabilities. The cognitive levels of the students range from severely impaired to gifted and talented. Responsibilities include conducting student evaluations, development and implementation of Individualized Education Programs, providing direct instruction to students, consultation with school personnel and parents, and participating in professional development opportunities. Knowledge must include braille, technology, and CVI strategies. Other essential skills include effective communication with children and adults, ability to maintain records, ability to manage time and schedule accurately, and ability to maintain student confidentiality.
Qualifications: Candidate must have certification in visual impairment. Dual certification with Orientation and Mobility is preferred but not mandatory. The state may require a passing score on the Praxis test for visual impairments. This position is itinerant, so the individual must have their own transportation, a valid driver's license and be able to drive between schools and districts.
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