Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in a directly related field
Valid Texas teacher certificate with required endorsements for subject and subject level assigned; TEA Certification in Deficient Vision or completed the required coursework with an accredited university and meet the State of Texas standards to qualify for emergency certification
Three to Five years of satisfactory teaching experience
Ability to assess the environmental modifications needed in schools to accommodate visually impaired students
Demonstrated knowledge of Braille
Ability to interpret specific eye conditions and the results of functional vision assessments
Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills required to achieve the goals of the position
Must be able to drive and have personal transportation
Teach district students who are visually impaired and modify instructions for these students
Assess district students to qualify them as visually impaired
Attend Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meetings regarding students with visual impairments
Assist classroom teachers regarding curriculum and activities of the classroom that, as a direct result of the student's visual impairment, require adaptation or reinforcement for the student
Obtain large print or Braille textbooks
Provide low vision aids and instructions for using such aids
Maintain contact with parents to assist them in the development of a realistic understanding of their child's abilities, progress, and future goals
Share resources and educational information with parents
Interpret specific eye conditions and results of functional vision assessments
Assist in making environmental modifications in the schools to accommodate visually impaired students
Share responsibility for ongoing assessment and program planning
Provide in-service training programs related to vision impairment when needed
Maintain knowledge of current issues and methodologies within the field through conventions, publications, and interaction with other professionals
May occasionally visit students' homes to provide special education and vision adaptations and modifications
Performs all other tasks and duties as assigned
Salary Minimum: $50,541
Selected individuals for Dallas Independent School District positions will be placed according to compensation guidelines. A campus-based employee may not assume a new position for which he/she was selected based upon the posting process until the end of the current semester, unless approved by the chief officer Human Capital Management.
A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions.
No telephone calls please.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/H
If interested apply online at www.dallasisd.org
Dallas Independent School District, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as board policy not to discriminate in such a manner (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).
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