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Hamilton County Schools; Chattanooga, TN

06/22/2020

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You would be part of a close-knit vision department that currently includes 6 TVIs.   We serve students ages 3 to 22 throughout the county on an itinerant basis.  We encourage and support professional development opportunities, and we get to serve a wide variety of students.

The full job description as well as the application link can be found here:

https://jobs.hcde.org/ats/job_board_form?op=view&JOB_ID=4000021684&COMPANY_ID=00007807&redirect_qs=&redirect_qs=APPLICANT_TYPE_ID%3D00000001%26COMPANY_ID%3D00007807

 Job Description:

  • Perform work associated with development of body image, laterality and directionality, spatial and environmental concepts, sensory training, safe and independent travel, and orientation and mobility skills with blind and visually impaired students.
  • Instruction is provided on the school campus (indoors and outdoors) and in the surrounding community.Duties:
  • Conduct Orientation and Mobility assessments
  • ????Interpret eye medical reports, as they relate to the student's movement throughout his environment
  • Work with the Teachers of the Visually Impaired to conduct functional vision assessments as it relates to independent travel
  • Provide assessment information to determine present levels of performance as related to orientation and mobility
  • Develop short and long-term goals and objectives and plan specific learning tasks to help students achieve the goals and objectives
  • Prepare schedules for students receiving orientation and mobility services
  • Participate in collaborative and IEP meetings for students receiving orientation and mobility services
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records (IEP documents, data collection, and progress reports)
  • Provide regular consultation and support to parents, classroom teachers, other school personnel
  • Participate in activities related to professional development and training as appropriate
  • Instruct students with visual impairment to travel with proficiency, safety, and confidence in familiar and unfamiliar environments – to include, but not limited to: guide techniques; squaring off; upper and lower protective techniques
  • Prepare materials and use equipment during instruction, such as tactile maps, models, distance low vision devices, adaptive mobility devices, and long canes for the development of orientation and mobility skills
  • Provide direct instruction in the unique orientation and mobility curriculum such as, concept development, visual efficiency skills, pre-cane skills, cane skills and map skills

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • Certification as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP)
  • Use of personal vehicle to travel among schools and a current driver's license

E_mail: smithson_a@hcde.org

Phone: 423-498-7118

Cert: COMS