Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVI)
Anchor Center for Blind Children is seeking a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVI) to serve as a key member of the Center’s highly collaborative transdisciplinary team.
The TSVI conducts Functional Vision Assessments and works collaboratively with parents and caregivers, as well as the Center’s Therapists, Early Childhood Special Educators, and Assistants to meet each child’s unique vision, developmental, therapeutic, social and educational needs. As an expert in vision services, the TSVI shares her/his knowledge and expertise with families, providers and educators.
The Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the TSVI include:
- Assessing functional vision and developmental skills of children.
- Participating in the development of, and documenting progress toward, individualized plans.
- Providing early intervention and instruction.
- Providing support and resources to families/caregivers of the children served.
- Supporting student transition to other settings, including public preschool or kindergarten.
- Consulting and collaborating with early interventionists, therapists and educators in community-based settings.
- Maintaining records, preparing reports and attending IFSP/IEP meetings.
- Educating about young children with visual impairments to the community.
This is a full-time, 32 hours per week, professional, salaried position, within a traditional (39 week) school-year calendar. Anchor Center offers a robust benefit package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability Insurance, and 403b retirement savings programs.
Candidates must hold certification or a degree in education of students with visual impairments. Candidates in the process of obtaining their TSVI certificate will be considered provided s/he has completed her/his BA or MA degree and/or is certified in Early Intervention or Early Childhood Special Education. Experience and/or a passion for serving young children with visual impairment is essential. A minimum of two years experience teaching and working with children birth through five years with vision impairment or blindness is strongly preferred.
Additional preferred knowledge, skills and abilities include:
- ACVREP certification in Orientation and Mobility.
- Certification in Early Childhood Special Education or Early Childhood Education.
- Braille certification.
- Knowledge of young children with medical fragility and sensory needs desired.
- Experience providing parent education and support for families.
- Ability to work as an integral member of a team as well as independently.
- Familiarity (or) experience with assessment tools that address the unique needs of young children with blindness or visual impairments
To apply for this opportunity to join our inspiring organization and remarkable team, please submit a cover letter along with your professional resume to: Anchor Center for Blind Children, ATTN Employment, 2550 Roslyn St., Denver CO 80238 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line note: TSVI Applicant. Applications will be accepted through December 5, 2018.