Job Description

NAVASOTA ISD
Grimes County Special Education Cooperative _____________ Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Job Title Teacher of the Visually Impaired Wage/Hour Status
Reports to Director of Special Education Pay Grade
Dept/School Central Administration/Grimes County Date Revised
Primary Purpose:
Responsible for providing specialized instruction and services required to meet the unique educational
needs of visually impaired students.

Qualifications:
* Texas Teacher Certification with endorsement or specialization in Special Education
* Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Related Field
* 3 years successful teaching experience
* Valid certifications as required

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Possesses the skills and abilities necessary to provide and coordinate this specialized instruction
2. Assists the student, parents, special and regular education personnel:
understanding the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of visually impaired
students, acquiring information regarding local, state, and national resources for the education
of visually impaired students, and
interpreting the visually impaired student's specific eye condition, the educational implications
of the visual impairment, and the results of functional vision and learning media assessments.
3. Consults regularly with the classroom teacher, other regular and special education personnel,
parents, and others to coordinate programs and services for the visually impaired student.
4. Assists the site administrator and teachers in making environmental adjustments for the student
in the school.
5. Shares responsibility with classroom teachers in the identification of instructional areas in which
the student requires assistance.
6. Assures that large-type or braille texts, supplementary materials, educational, aids, and
equipment needed by the visually impaired student, and the classroom teacher, are provided in
a timely manner to ensure the student's maximum participation in all classroom activities
(appropriate educational materials may be prepared or adapted by the VI teacher, or they may
be obtained from educational, clerical, or transcriber services.)
7. Provides instruction in the development and maintenance of skills to meet the student's unique
educational needs in the following areas, as indicated in the IEP:
low vision & visual efficiency skills,
concept development & academic skills,
daily living skills,
career & vocational education skills,
communication skills (these skills include braille reading and writing as appropriate),
social/emotional skills and abilities, & sensory motor skills. 8. Prepares sequential and meaningful instruction geared to the student's assessed needs, IEP
goals and objectives, functioning, and motivational levels. This instruction should be reflected in
weekly or monthly lesson plans, as appropriate.
9. Provides assistance to the classroom teacher in academic subjects and activities of the
classroom that, as a direct result of the student's visual impairment, require adaptation for the
student.
10. Provides initial and ongoing assessment:
consults with assessment team to determine appropriate testing materials and modifications
needed,
assists with assessments when needed,
interprets assessment results when needed.
11. Attends ARD and IEP meetings for students with visual impairments.
12. Schedules time efficiently for assessment, instruction, planning, preparation of materials, travel,
and conferences with relevant school and other key individuals.
13. Maintains ongoing contact with parents to assist them in the development of a realistic
understanding of their child's abilities, progress, and future goals.
14. Provides instruction in appropriate academic and non-academic content areas to the visually
impaired student in the classroom.
15. Works cooperatively with the teacher of students with visual impairments to
identify the student's areas of educational need, including unique education needs,
coordinate instruction and services to meet these needs
16. provide, in a timely manner, classroom materials that need to be reproduced in another
medium

Mental Demands:
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written), interpret policies and procedures, reason, read,
understand verbal instructions, analyze, differentiate, coordinate, compile, instruct, and maintain
emotional control.

Physical Demands:
Ability to lift and/or carry moderate weight, sit, stand, walk, reach, repetitive hand motions, hear, speak,
and frequent travel within the cooperative/districts and occasionally outside the cooperative boundaries
and/or county. May experience prolonged and irregular works hours and work with frequent
interruptions.

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and
are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may
required.

Approved by ______________________________________ Date _____________________
Reviewed by ______________________________________ Date _____________________

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