Teacher of the Visually Impaired
ESU 4, representing school districts in Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties, is accepting applications for a Teacher of the Visually Impaired at NCECBVI in Nebraska City. ESU 4 offers an outstanding salary and benefit package. For more information regarding this position, please contact Sally Schreiner. View the complete job description.
- Nebraska Teaching Certificate
- Must be willing to obtain the Special Education - Visual Impairment Endorsement
- Special Education Degree with Visual Impairment Endorsement
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of consultation protocol and process of calling on LEAs, ESUs, and parents; basic technology for documentation and communication; various disabilities in addition to visual impairments; teaching and regulations of special education; and methods and techniques for assessing children with disabilities, and ability to interpret assessment data.
- Basic skills related to leadership, problem-solving, organizational, time management, organization, and communication skills; self-motivated and self-starter; flexible; and work cooperatively with others as a team player.
- Ability to operate a personal computer in order to complete all functions of daily operations and communication related to the job position; learn current technology devices and applications specific for those with disabilities; effectively teach students of a variety of ages and ability levels to include academics, functional life skills, and severe/profound disabilities; and be flexible in work hours as required to fulfill duties.
- Coordinate with other professional and support staff in providing best practices for students; involvement in professional development activities and network with others; and maintain confidentiality of student records.
- Completion of required training including: State of Nebraska Defensive Driving Course; Pupil Transportation Courses and Permits (small vehicle and school mini bus); CPR certification and Medication Administration; Suicide Prevention Course; and Basics of Blindness and Low Vision Course.
- Represent the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired in a professional manner in dress, attitude, and actions.
- Provide classroom instruction for blind or visually impaired students at the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide daily instruction for the students based on their needs as identified by assessment and evaluation and stated in the IEP. Students may vary in age from 5 to 21. Students may vary in ability level to include students with multiple disabilities or severe/profound disabilities. Instruction will include the core curriculum and the expanded core curriculum.
- Perform requested assessments such as functional vision/ learning media, technology, behavior, expanded core curriculum and others in order to gather data and develop programming and instruction according to results.
- Based on assessment, develop and implement goals and objectives for the student IEPs. Monitor student IEPs and collect data to determine progress and attainment of goals and objectives.
- Prepare effective weekly lesson plans according to the student IEP goals and objectives and priority areas of need.
- Document student progress and provide progress reports and report cards as required by NCECBVI and the school district of each student’s residence.
- Participate in student IEP and MDT team meetings as requested.
- Coordinate with other teachers of the visually impaired, orientation and mobility specialist, speech language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, school nurse, and other staff regarding needs of the students.
- Communicate on a regular basis with residential staff and other center-based staff regarding the student’s progress and needs and to ensure comprehensive and consistent instructional procedures and programming.
- Communicate on a regular basis with parents regarding student progress, classroom activities, and provide samples/evidence of student work.
- Prepare and adapt classroom materials for instructional use. Coordinate with the Nebraska Instructional Resource Center for assistance in instructional materials.
- Assist with supervision of paraeducators and communicate relevant duties to assist in the development of classroom materials, the implementation of student goals/objectives and daily assistance of instruction.
- Inform the school nurse of any and all medical concerns of students on campus.
- Provide transition planning, instruction and services for students such as the development of post-secondary goals including education/training, employment and independent living. Collaborate with adult service agencies to promote a smooth transition from school to adult life.
- Provide dining and social skills instruction during breakfast and lunch meals.
- Participate in professional development activities such as attending conferences, workshops and regional/state/national offerings; accessing the professional library and the Nebraska Instructional Resource Center; and reading professional journals in the field of visual impairments and special education.
- Other duties as assigned by the Campus Administrator.
- 185 day school year contract.
- Pay based on ESU 4 Salary Schedule
Applications will be open until the position is filled. Start date will begin with the 2022-2023 school year. Please send a request for the application form. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:
Sally Schreiner, Campus Administrator
824 10th Ave.; PO Box 129
Nebraska City, NE 68410