Teacher for the Visually Impaired
Join our Pediatric School Based Team, and use your passion for Special Education to help make a difference in a child's life!
- Teacher for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Lacey, WA
- Full Time / 7 Hours daily / 35 hours weekly
We value our Special Education Teachers and their dedication to our mission of making a difference in a child's life. That is why we make it a priority to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Life Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Professional Development
- Continuing Education and more!
HealthPRO®/Heritage is a national leading provider of highly skilled educators. We hire Teachers who share our vision, work diligently, and provide best practices that will change children's lives for the better. If you are a passionate, talented teacher who wants to help children across the country, then maybe it is time to look at our company.
The primary purpose of the Teacher for the Visually Impaired is to create positive learning experiences and to provide instruction to visually impaired students in order to assist them with achieving their educational, social, and vocational potential.
Director of Recruitment - Peds/School Division
980-247-3282| Direct or Text
Teachers for the Visually Impaired typically do the following:
- Develop learning adaptations appropriate for a child who has a visual impairment.
- Completes an educational based assessment and consultation of students for the purpose of assisting in the development of goals and reports to appropriate special education personnel when goals appear to be inappropriate. Additionally, with parental consent, evaluate as indicated by the IEP team for educational programming needs pertaining to recommendations for educational programming, access and accommodations
- Conducts developmental and functional vision assessment using observation, parent interview, and formal assessment strategies.
- Provides social/emotional support for families as appropriate.
- Provides timely, responsive, and consistent services to children, families, and teams.
- Encourages students to participate in school activities outside the classroom and in every possible way encourages them to relate effectively to other students.
- Participates in in-service training and program development activities related to special education and professional learning for the visually impaired.
- Completes an educational based assessment and consultation of students for the purpose of assisting in the development of goals and reports to appropriate special education personnel when goals appear to be inappropriate. Additionally, with parental consent, evaluate as indicated by the IEP team for educational programming needs pertaining to recommendations for educational programming, access and accommodations.
- Maintains adequate and careful records as required by the principal, district level administrator, and superintendent.
- Cooperates with and participates in the planning and evaluation of the school program.
- Provides for the care of school property and appropriate use of supplies, equipment, and utilities.
- Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students
- Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student
- Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each students abilities
- Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one Implement IEPs, assess students' performance, and track their progress
- Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students' progress and goals Discuss students' progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators
- Supervise and mentor teacher assistants who work with students with disabilities
- Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation
- Must hold a current license to practice in the state of Washington
- Ability to use varied educational/development assessment instruments including but not limited to: Woodcock-Johnson Reading, Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Education Battery.
- Have successful experience working with culturally diverse families
- Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development