Teacher of Visually Impaired – The Education Center

Full-time Teacher of Visually Impaired positionĀ at the Watson Institute’s Education Center in Sewickley, PA.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct assessments
  • Record and interpret assessment data
  • Develop, maintain and monitor present education levels, goals objectives, success criteria and specially designed instructions for Individualized Education Programs
  • Plan, implement and adapt instructional activities
  • Organize and maintain a safe and effective learning environment
  • Utilize appropriate behavior management strategies and techniques
  • Communicate routinely with parents and appropriate school district personnel
  • Work effectively within a transdisciplinary educational team
  • Participate in Education Center activities
  • Supervise the activities of the classroom aide(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and present written and verbal information about students
  • Ability to organize the learning environment of students
  • Ability to work as a transdisciplinary team member
  • Ability to manage students’ behavior
  • Ability to plan and implement student instruction
  • Ability to supervise paraprofessional staff

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree and three years’ teaching experience as TVI
  • PA Special Education teaching certification in mentally and educational strategies for students with ocular vision impairments and those with cortical vision impairments
  • Most tasks require oral communication, visual and hearing perception, and the ability to get around the classrooms, cafeteria, gym, campus, etc.
  • Supervise students during emergency drills, play periods and community-based instruction
  • The ability to keep up with running children and/or to lift, position or assist with lifting students is essential to perform this task
  • The essential functions of the job described require the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling crouching and brisk walking, which may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and material of moderate weight (40 pounds)
  • Ability to physically restrain students for their safety and the safety of others
  • Current Act 34, 114 and 151 clearances

 

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