Teacher- Visually Impaired
Company: Clear Creek ISD
Location: League City
Posted on: May 27, 2023
Provide diagnostic and instructional services for students with
visual impairments and provide appropriate learning experiences
designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual,
emotional, physical, and social growth; enable students to develop
competencies and skills to function successfully in society; and,
to act as a liaison with community services. Actively engage in
actions that contribute to the overall mission and strategic plan
of Clear Creek ISD.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Valid Texas Teaching certificate
Valid Texas certification for teachers of students with visual
impairments including Braille Certification
Certification as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Knowledge and demonstrated competency in the subject(s)
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Ability to instruct students and manage behavior
Openness to change and innovation to meet the needs of all
At least one-year student teaching or approved internship
Major Responsibilities and Duties
- Perform functional vision and learning media assessments, and
if certified, perform orientation and mobility related service
evaluation, on new referrals and three-year re-evaluations as part
of the Full an Individual Evaluation
- Interpret eye medical reports as they relate to educational
- Provide direct instruction and consultative services in the
unique curriculum as for students with visual impairments based on
assessment that may include: Braille reading and writing, low
vision devices, abacus, adaptive devices (note takers, tape
recorders), listening skills, visual efficiency, concept
development, dialing living/self-help skills, career readiness,
leisure and recreation skills, social skills, transition planning,
- Provide services relating to vision loss for infants in
collaboration with ECI agencies following Infant Family Service
Plans in infants' homes or child care settings.
- Plan and provide direct and consultative vision services
consistent with goals and objectives contained in the student's IEP
for assigned students according to federal, state, campus, and
- Work cooperatively with other members of general and special
education staff and administrators to determine present levels of
performance; accommodations/modifications; goals and objectives; as
well as, learning styles.
- Offer accelerated instruction to each student who meets any of
the state "at risk" criteria in order for the student to perform
satisfactorily on the state assessment.
- Consult with the classroom teacher, aides, and other staff
providing information regarding the specialized strategies needed
to teach a student with a visual impairment.
- Provide adapted materials to the classroom teacher, including
the provision of: braille, recorded/enlarged materials, and tactual
symbols as appropriate for each child.
- Consult with other instructional staff to provide information
to develop and incorporate the expanded core curriculum into the
entire instructional setting.
- Guide the learning of students in accordance with the
district's philosophy of education toward the achievement of
curriculum goals aligning teaching and available resources to the
- Present subject matter according to guidelines established by
the Texas Education Agency, board policies, administrative
guidelines and the District curriculum.
- Monitor the students' progress in academic subjects and use
results to plan and provide instruction and compensatory skills as
needed in the areas the students may have difficulty with as a
result of the visual impairment
- If certified in Orientation and Mobility, provide instruction
to students with visual impairments in the use of their remaining
senses in techniques for safe movement from one place to another in
the educational environment as determined by the IEP for curriculum
- Obtain adapted standardized testing materials (NAPT, ITBS,
STARR, SAT, ACT) and administer or assist in the administration of
the test as needed
- Assist in determining and procuring classroom equipment and
materials necessary for the student with visual impairments to
learn (braille, low vision devices, assistive technology, computer)
including ensuring necessary room modifications and lighting
- Recommend appropriate specialized evaluations as needed, such
as low vision, orientation and mobility, psycho-social, and
adaptive physical education
- Work as liaison with other agencies in the vocational
- Register students with visual impairments with appropriate
agencies such as Learning Ally, and the Texas State Library, and
assist with referral to the DARS-Division for Blind Services.
- Communicate with low-vision specialists, ophthalmologists, and
optometrists concerning exams, and attend exams when
- Use effective communication skills to present information
accurately and clearly.
- Maintain a professional and cordial relationship with
colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
- Adhere to local, state, and federal guidelines regarding
- Establish and maintain open communication by conducting
conferences with students, parents, and other staff members.
- Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect
- Manage student behavior in accordance with the CCISD Student
Code of Conduct and handbook.
- Provides for care and protection of school property and be held
accountable for books, equipment, and other instructional
- Prepare paperwork as appropriate and attend ARDs and IFSP
meetings on students with visual impairments.
- Maintains accurate student attendance, grading records, record
of all assessments, IEPs, ARD papers, progress reports and signed
parental release forms for things such as photographs and
registration with various agencies in compliance with local and
- Assists in upholding and implementing administrative
regulations and board policy.
- Manage and utilize data effectively for systemic process and
- Account for the accuracy and verification of all student
program data and reports.
- Implement data-driven decision making for improvement efforts
based on best practices.
- Manage and utilize policy effectively for maintaining systemic
processes and practices.
- Account for the verification of the correct policy regarding
all decisions and correspondence.
- Implement effective policy-driven decision making.
- Seek and participate in professional development activities to
improve instructional effectiveness thereby increasing student
- Participate collaboratively with colleagues to reflect on one's
- Stay abreast of developments in the profession and display
openness to change and innovation.
- Maintain updated record of all professional development
- Exhibit CCISD Core Values of trustworthiness, respect,
responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
- Actively engage in actions that contribute to the overall
mission and strategic plan of Clear Creek ISD.
- Stay up-to-date professionally through the selection of quality
professional learning opportunities for personal growth.
- Research district policy, precedent, and current practices
prior to taking action.
- Participate as an effective team member who contributes to
district, department, and content goals.
- Demonstrates proficient levels of technology applications.
- Participates fully in drills and safety exercises to provide
for the safety and overall emotional wellbeing of students.
- Utilize time wisely for effective management of job
- Maintain punctuality in daily work times, appointments, and
- Meet task completion deadlines established by supervisor.
- Maintain friendly customer-service-driven interactions with all
stakeholders, students, teachers, administrators, and
- Work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors to ensure
that the goals of the school/department are met.
- Maintain a positive and professional tone in all communication
(i.e. email, written, and verbal).
- Perform other duties and accept other responsibilities as
Effective verbal and written communication; concentration while
performing duties; ability to maintain emotional control under
stress; ability to work with frequent interruptions
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, lifting, moving textbooks,
media equipment, desks, and other classroom materials
Term: 187 days or as assigned
Keywords: Clear Creek ISD, League City , Teacher- Visually Impaired, Education / Teaching , League City, Texas
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