Teacher of the Visually Impaired/Orientation and Mobility

General Information
Salary Range: 
$45,251 - 75,746 DOQ with an outstanding benefits package
Type of Employment: 
FTE - Full Time
Start Date: 
7/1/2017
Licensed: 
Yes
Licensure, Certifications Required : 
Visually Impaired Endorsement
Age Range/Instructional Level : 
K - 12
District Information
District: 
InterMountain ESD: Umatilla, Morrow, Union, and Baker Counties
School: 
InterMountain ESD: Umatilla, Morrow, Union, and Baker Counties
Address: 
2001 SW Nye
City: 
Pendleton
State: 
Oregon
Zip Code: 
97801
County: 
Umatilla
Contact Name: 
Charlene Surber
Contact Phone: 
541-966-3224
Contact Title: 
HR Specialist
Additional Information
Special Instructions to the Applicant: 
Please submit the following to the Human Resources Department in order to be considered (Position is open until filled/application materials will be accepted through USPS mail, fax, and hand delivery): • Letter of introduction and interest • Resume • Copy of transcripts and applicable licensure • Two letters of recommendation

SUMMARY: 

Provide varying levels of instruction and support to visually impaired students in InterMountain ESD counties from preschool through high school based upon the student’s needs as determined by the vision specialist.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Instruct visually impaired children in reading and writing, using magnification equipment and large print material or Braille system.

  • Develop and maintain complete and accurate records and reports of all services provided for visually impaired children being served.

  • Develop and implement systems for evaluating the effectiveness of intervention procedures and keep appropriate personnel informed of findings.

  • Confer with parents, administrator, testing specialists, social worker, and others to develop individual educational program for students.

  • Plan curriculum, modify curriculum and prepare lessons and other instructional materials according to student needs.

  • Provide Orientation and Mobility services to students as directed by IEP/IFSP

  • Transcribe materials as needed.

  • Review and correct completed assignments.

  • Instruct students in academic subject areas and daily living skills such as hygiene, safety, and food preparation.

  • Encourage students to participate in verbal and sensory classroom learning experiences to ensure their comprehension of subject matter, development of social skills, and ability to identify objects encountered in daily living.

  • Meet with parents to discuss how parents can encourage student's independence and well-being and to provide guidance in using community resources.

  • Provide supervision and training to all supportive personnel (itinerant and classroom aids, parents, teachers, etc.) who are working with visually impaired students.

  • Operate in each school under the building principal’s direction and keep appropriate school personnel informed of activities, accommodations, modifications and services for deaf and hard of hearing students.

  • Review and respond to ESD emails and phone messages in a timely manner.

  • Perform other reasonable duties that from time to time may be assigned to meet the usual and unusual demands placed on the organization.

  • Comply with ESD Performance Standards.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Individual will hold a valid drivers license and have reliable, insured transportation for required travel between schools.
    EDUCATION / WORK EXPERIENCE / CERTIFICATES / LICENSES:

  • Bachelors Degree.

  • Must possess a Standard, Basic, or Transitional Oregon Teaching License/Certificate with a Vision Impaired endorsement, or agree to obtain endorsement within three years of hire.

  • Orientation and Mobility Licensure

  • Experience with itinerant public school services preferred.

    SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in the field of education of the visually impaired.

  • Demonstrated interest in and aptitude for, working with children.

  • Demonstrated patience, warmth, and capacity for acceptance of children with special needs.

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Commitment to follow through without direct supervision.

  • Current CPR training preferred.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

    Teacher of the Visually Impaired will be required to travel to and from school locations in the ESD/regional service area and occasionally on over night assignments.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, individual will regularly be required to reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Will occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Individual will be able to move freely in and between buildings and classrooms.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Individual will work in school buildings, children’s homes, Head Start facilities etc. While performing the duties of this job, individual will regularly be required to reach with hands and arms and talk. Will occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds.

Individual will work on an annual contract.  Any changes in contract days will be stipulated in each individual contract. Salary and benefits to be established by the Education Association in accordance with negotiated agreement with the ESD Board of Directors. Schedule and assignments to be established by Department Coordinator.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions, or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The ESD may add to, modify, or delete any aspect of this (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of elgibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans' Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension to your application.  Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214/215.