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POSITION TITLE: TSVI - Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
SALARY: Compensation commensurate with education and experience for a full-time 181 day school contract
EMPLOYMENT DATE: Open Until Filled
JOB DESCRIPTION: (Brief Synopsis-full description upon request) This position requires licensure, or ability to obtain provisional licensure, as Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVI) and ACVREP Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (or willingness to obtain). Working independently under the direction of the Field Services Director, the incumbent will provide direct services as a TSVI to regional districts, cooperatives, and/or agency campus location. Conduct Functional Vision (FVA), Learning Media (LMA), Braille Skills, and/or other assessments unique to students who have a visual impairment. Produce written reports from assessments. Attend Individual Educational Plan (IEP) meetings and required staff meetings, via in-person, or through video consultations or conferences as requested by regional districts or KSSB. Other duties assigned by Director of Field Services and/or Superintendent
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assist regional districts or campus with programming for students with a visual impairment. Including attending (via in-person or via distance) IEP meetings and providing recommendations for assessments/services. Review ophthalmologic reports, assess children/student’s functional vision, learning media and orientation and mobility, etc. and then prepare written reports with information for agency/district use. Submit and review appropriate information and reports to determine educational impact. Participate as an agency/district team member for all children/students whose visual impairment may impact educational performance. Assist agency/district personnel to develop individual outcomes, goals and objectives for the IEP. Provide the agency/district with information to locate adaptive materials. Teach agency/district personnel strategies/skills needed to instruct or assist student with a visual impairment. Participate in continuing education to ensure continued professional growth and awareness of current trends in the field.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities continued: Maintain appropriate records and keep records up to date. Serve as a collaborative team member representing KSSB in a positive manner in all aspects of job duties and responsibilities. Complete other tasks as deemed appropriate by the immediate supervisor and/or the superintendent. Serving on Special project committees to include Braille Challenge, Vision Symposium, Family Engagement, and Extended School Year.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors Degree in Education or other relevant field of study. Current Kansas State board of Education TSVI Teaching License as Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments including Endorsement as a Teacher of Students with a Visual Impairment (TSVI) from an accredited and nationally recognized university program or ability to transfer licensure from another state. (1 year of experience.) Ability to obtain Provisional Certification as Teacher of Students with a Visual Impairment. Special knowledge, skills and abilities which include Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Training, Experience working with children with multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness, Experience working with infants and toddlers, Excellent communication and organizational skills, Effective time management skills, Ability to work effectively with diverse groups, Ability to work independently with little supervision. Ability to travel to regional area districts, and to other statewide agency supported events. Ability to use technology for distance meetings, webinars, etc.
Working Environment: Educational/classroom environment or home visits. 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, Backgrounds Plus, and the Dru Sjodin National Sexual Offender Registry. A Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee). Must possess valid driver’s license (position requires driving agency campus and rental vehicles)
CONTACT: Tom Burdolski, Human Resources