We are seeking a certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired to teach in a classroom setting for academic students who are blind and visually impaired. Consider being a part of an amazing, energetic, collaborative and dedicated team of vision professionals.
Duties and Responsibilities
- A bachelor or master’s degree in general education or special education.
- Certification as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired.
- Knowledge of the EUB Literary Braille Code and the Nemeth Code.
- Familiarity with speech synthesizer software for computer use, knowledge of the operation of the Apex Braille Note Taker Plus and familiarity with Braille embossers.
- Familiarity with low vision devices such as the telescope, CCTV and hand held video magnifiers.
- Ability to maintain appropriate data collection in order to monitor student progress toward IEP goals.
- Ability to teach the general education curriculum to students with modification for vision loss.
- Knowledge of educational approaches utilized with students with CVI.
- Orientation and Mobility certification preferred but not necessary.
- Willingness to collaborate with general education teachers
Ability to determine functional and academic implications of eye reports and implement environmental and academic adaptations accordingly.
Professional communication with low vision specialists, ophthalmologists, and optometrists.
Conduct functional visual assessments and write functional vision reports.
Conduct learning media assessments and writing learning media reports.
Conduct appropriate educational assessments to monitor academic progress.
Develop and keep data for IEP goals to address educational needs identified through assessment.
Develop lesson plans and unit plans according to the curriculum established by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Ability to collaborate with the general education classroom teachers in order to facilitate inclusion.
This is a full time position with benefits. Interested parties should send cover letter, resume, transcripts and list of references, electronically, to:
Sister Lisa Lettiere, principal at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be granted to the most qualified applicants.
PA required clearances and Safe Environment Certification and official transcripts will be required before employment can begin.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
As a religious organization, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is also bound by Canon Law and Catholic teachings. For this reason, there may be occasions when an employee’s failure to adhere to the truths of the Catholic faith are a factor in employment-related decisions. In the event an employee fails to adhere to, or takes a position publicly that is contrary to, Catholic doctrine and teachings, or any policy or procedure maintained by the Archdiocese, the employee may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Office of Catholic Education at 215-587-3700.