(Brief Synopsis-full description upon request) The Field Services Specialist, TSVI/COMS provides field services assessments for districts/ cooperatives, who have a student(s) with a visual impairment. (Some overnight travel required). Provide professional development, teaching strategies, demonstrative techniques and educational resources related to working with students who have a visual impairment to school administrators, districts, vision professionals and parents. Knowledge of IEP process. Perform functional vision, learning media and Orientation & Mobility assessments. Participate in transition planning with districts and agencies. Work collaboratively with families, students, district personnel to develop IEP goals and objectives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assess developmentally appropriate functional vision and learning media assessments and assessments in the areas of expanded core curriculum.
Provide ongoing support and resources to families, children and service providers. Design and carryout instruction and educational interventions.
Participate in the development of educational plans for each child.
Provide educational information about children with visual impairments to the
community as requested and as able. Participate in continuing education to ensure continued professional growth and awareness of current trends in the field. Assist agency /district personnel to develop child and family outcomes for goals and objectives for the IEP
Current Kansas State board of Education Teaching License as Teacher of
Students with Visual Impairments or ability to transfer licensure from another
state. (3 years of experience preferred.)
ACVREP certification in Orientation and Mobility – or willingness to obtain within 3 years.
Flexible work style is needed.
Provide “evidence-base practices” expertise in the field of vision, experience, and leadership for children with visual impairments, their families and service providers.
Expertise in assessment tools that address the unique needs of children with visual impairments.
Driving in rental vehicles and overnight stays are sometimes required.
Must know how to operate or be willing to learn to operate all multimedia equipment including current technology.
Educational/classroom environment or home communities.
Physical requirements may include standing, lifting, carrying, reaching, climbing, kneeling, squatting, or prolonged sitting while driving.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Upon offer of employment background checks will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation, KS Dept. of SRS/Children and Family Services and Backgrounds Plus. Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).
CONTACT: Tom Burdolski, Human Resources;
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