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Denver Public Schools

04/13/2017

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Itinerant Special Education Vision Teacher

The Itinerant Special Education Vision Teacher provides direct instruction to students of all ages and different identification (academically gifted, profoundly disabled) with vision loss or visual difficulties in settings that provide a continuum of services from self-contained instruction to full inclusion in the regular classroom. Provides a continuum of evidence-based intervention strategies and services to improve compensatory strategies for increased achievement.

STUDENT EQUITY & OPPORTUNITY

186 work days per year
FTE: 1.0
Salary: See DCTA Teacher Salary Schedule at http://careers.dpsk12.org/teachercomp/compensation-your-first-year/

Salary:

Based on skills and experience

Subjects and Grades:

  • Possibly Eligible for a ProComp bonus
  • Position begins in school year 2017-2018
  • Vision Disabilities Itinerant

Essential Functions and Objectives:

  • The Itinerant Special Education Vision Teacher provides direct instruction to students of all ages and different identification (academically gifted, profoundly disabled) with vision loss or visual difficulties in settings that provide a continuum of services from self-contained instruction to full inclusion in the regular classroom. Provides a continuum of evidence-based intervention strategies and services to improve compensatory strategies for increased achievement. Procures and provides adapted materials and equipment, including Braille and Technology for blind and visually impaired students, as needed.

Knowledge, Experience, & Other Qualifications:

  • Must possess a current Colorado Department of Education Teachers License with endorsement in Special Education - Visually Impaired
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the IEP process.
  • Familiarity with Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans.
  • Previous experience working with students with vision loss or vision difficulties.

Vision Disabilities Itinerant Position:

  • Provides instruction on an itinerant basis to students who are blind or low vision in a setting that provides a continuum of services. Provides evidence-based intervention strategies and services to support a student’s literacy modality (braille or enlarged print) and orientation and mobility in their environment. Supports certain students with learning braille. Provides direct instruction for students who are developing orientation and mobility skills in their school and community environment.

Qualifications:

Please enter all of your education, licensure, and endorsements on your profile before submitting an application for this position. Candidates without a complete profile will not be considered. If your teaching license is pending, you are eligible to apply.

Education equivalent experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Education or related field.

At least one of the following types of licensure is required:

If your teaching license is pending, you are eligible to apply.

  • Teacher: Initial Teacher License
  • Teacher: Professional Teacher License
  • Teacher: Alternative Teacher License

At least one of the following endorsements or certifications is required in each subject area for this position:

  • Special Education, Visually Handicapped - Endorsement
  • Special Education, Visually Impaired - Endorsement
  • Special Education, Visually Impaired - Place/Praxis
  • Special Education, Visually Impaired - PM Approved
  • Special Education, Visually Impaired - State Elig

E_mail: postingjobs@dpsk12.org

Phone: 720-423-2229

Cert: Any Certification

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  

Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

E_mail: postingjobs@dpsk12.org
Number: 720-423-2229

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