Special Education Teacher Consultant (Visual Impairment)

Deadline: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
District/Organization: 
Kalamazoo RESA
Position Details: 

To be considered for this position, you must apply online at www.kresa.org/jobs by 10/24/2019.

Responsibilities:

Teaches elementary and secondary school subjects and daily living skills to visually impaired students. Plans curriculum and prepares lessons and other instructional materials according to achievement levels of students. Confers with parents, administrators, psychologists, social workers and others to develop individual educational programs for students who are visually impaired. Instructs students in reading and writing. using magnification equipment and large print material of Braille system. Schedules, participates in and/or conducts IEPT meetings to determine appropriate placement of students within educational system. Transcribes lessons and other materials into Braille for blind students or large print for low vision students. Reviews and corrects completed assignments, using such aids as Braille writer, stylus or computer. Arranges and conducts field trips designed to promote experiential learning. Administers and interprets results of ability and achievement tests; observes, evaluates and prepares reports on progress of students. Meets with parents to provide support and guidance in using community resources. Identifies professional development programs and attends regularly to update expertise. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree. K-12 Teaching Certificate; Endorsement in Visual Impairment. Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness and anti-racism. Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures. Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients. Ability to assess one's own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions.

Preferred Skills:

Ability to select and develop appropriate methods, skills and techniques attuned to people's cultural, multicultural or marginal experiences in their environments. Ability to effectively employ multicultural approaches in resolving problems.

Email: 
tara.kane@kresa.org
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