Hamilton County Educational Service Center
ITINERANT TEACHER OF THE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED – 2021-2022
Hamilton County ESC has an opening for a full time Itinerant Teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired for the 2021-2022 school year. The itinerant teacher for students with blindness and visual impairments travels to the students’ assigned schools/settings to provide direct and /or consultative special education services relating to vision loss. These services enable the students to learn in a variety of settings. The students range in age from 3 through 21 and may have only a visual impairment or additional disabilities and gifted/talented. Letter of Interest along with resume will be accepted until the position is filled.
ODE Teaching License as Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Proficient in Braille Codes and Teaching methodologies, Proficient in assistive technologies for Blind/Visually Impaired. Must be able to travel to various locations on a daily basis.
1. Perform functional vision and learning media assessments on new referrals and re-evaluations as requested. Write and interpret reports.
2. Interpret eye medical reports as they relate to educational environments.
3. Assist in determining the eligibility and the appropriate placement of students with visual impairment.
4. Contribute to the development of the IEP with goals, modifications, learning media.
5. Comply with local, state and federal regulations regarding due process procedures.
6. Serve as integral team member and work cooperatively with local school district administrators, administrators of assigned schools, teachers, parents and other appropriate team members.
7. Recommend appropriate specialized evaluations as needed, such as low vision, orientation and mobility, assistive technology, etc.
8. Obtain or assist in obtaining test materials in student specific learning media.
9. Assist/participate in transition process for early childhood and high school. Work with agencies to promote a smooth transition process.
10. Actively participate in team assessments, when requested.
11. Assist in determining and procuring classroom equipment and materials necessary for the student to learn (brailler, low vision devices, assistive technology, computer) including ensuring necessary room
modifications and lighting changes.
12. Provide the classroom teacher with information regarding the specialized strategies needed to teach the student.
13. Consult with other instructional staff/family to provide information to incorporate the expanded core curriculum.
14. Assist or provide appropriate materials (Braille, recorded/enlarged materials, tactile symbols as appropriate for each student).
15. Provide direct instruction in the following special skills when appropriate: Braille reading and writing, nemeth code, signature, keyboarding, use of large print and optical aids, visual efficiency, and listening
skills, abacus, computer usage and daily living skills, concept development, selected assistive technologies, post school options, social skills, study and organizational skills, self-advocacy.
16. Provide student progress reports per district need.
17. Provide updated pupil information (Federal Quota, deaf blind census, textbook projections).
18. Promptly submit billing, mileage, leave requests, etc. by the deadline stipulated.
19. Protect confidentiality of students and comply with HCESC policy and procedures.
20. Maintain professional currency through yearly growth and development.
21. Trains and supply sources, lesson plans and progress monitoring documents to instructional aide.
22. Facilitate the preparation of Braille materials by coordinating efforts on the Braille work station at the Hamilton County or by direct material preparation.
23. Provide in-service training to regular education and special education teachers serving students with visual impairments.
24. Maintain appropriate attendance per HCESC policy.
25. Exhibit professionalism by managing conflict and offering positive solutions.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Benefits and retirement in keeping with employer’s policy.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND ADA STATEMENT:
The Hamilton County Educational Service Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and endeavors to provide the highest quality service through employing professionals selected for their competence and expertise. No one will be discriminated against on the basis of color, age, origin, race, gender, religion, marital status, military service or disability.
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Submit Resume with Letter of Interest to:
Hamilton County Educational Service Center
Attention: Teresa Clevidence
11083 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
To apply for this job email your details to teresa.clevidence@HCESC.ORG