Vision Therapist - Excelsior Springs 40
Position: Vision Therapist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: TVI Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
Job Location: Excelsior Springs School District
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Excelsior Springs 40
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Telephone: 816-630-9200
Job Description:
Excelsior Springs School District is currently accepting applications for a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI).
The Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) has the following roles and responsibilities:
  • Has primary responsibility for, and possesses the skills and abilities necessary to provide and coordinate specialized instruction and services required to meet the unique educational needs of visually impaired students, including those with a Cortical Visual Impairment.
  • Coordinates with other personnel, such as transcribers, readers, counselors, O&M specialists, career/vocational education staff, and rehabilitation counselors.
  • Attends ARD, Diagnostic and IEP meetings for students with visual impairments.
  • Conducts Functional Vision/Learning Media Assessments and Expanded Core Curriculum assessments as decided upon by the IEP team, produces written reports, and delivers the results of the evaluation with the necessary personnel.
  • Creates goals/benchmarks, addresses: accommodations/modifications and current progress, braille instruction information, and assistive technology needs that need to be included in the IEP.
  • Prepares sequential and meaningful instruction geared to the student's assessed needs in the areas of braille reading, writing and math, low vision skills, and Expanded Core Curriculum based on IEP goals and objectives, functioning, and motivational levels.  This instruction should be reflected in daily, weekly or monthly lesson plans, as appropriate and according to the services listed in the IEP.
  • Assures that large-type or braille texts, supplementary materials, educational, aids and equipment needed by the visually impaired student, and the classroom teacher, are provided in a timely manner to ensure the student's maximum participation in all classroom activites (appropriate educational materials my be prepared or adapted by the VI teacher, or they may be obtained from educational, clerical, or transcriber services.)
  • Assists the student, parents, special and regular educational personnel, and paraprofessionals 
  • Provides assistance to the classroom teacher in academic subjects and activities of the classroom that, as a direct result of the student's visual impairment, require adaptation for the student.
  • Consults regularly with the classroom teacher, other regular and special education personnel, parents, and others to coordinate the vision program and services for the visually impaired student.
  • Assists the site administrator and teachers in making environmental adjustments for the student in the school.
  • Schedules time efficiently for assessment, instruction, planning, preparation of materials, travel, and conferences with relevant school and other key individuals.
  • Provides in-service training programs for school personnel and students and education for parents regarding the needs of visually impaired students and adaptations, programs, and services for these students.
  • Maintains a current reference library of professional materials and resources.
  • Acquires information and training about current research, development, and technology.
  • Obtains and maintains appropriate assistive technology based on the students' needs as documented in the IEP.
  • Determines appropriate materials to be obtained through the Federal Quota Funds for each student.
  • Other duties assigned by building administrators and student services staff.     
Interested candidates should apply online: 
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The Excelsior Springs School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. It is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.