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TITLE:     Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) Qualifications: 1.    DESE Licensure for Vision Impairments 2.    Masters’ Degree in Education/Special Education 3.    A minimum of two years experience working with children with vision impairments CVI and/or Deaf/Blind 4.    Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the school administration may deem appropriate and acceptable Reports to:    Program Administrator Job Goal:    To serve teacher of the visually impaired responsibilities for the CASE Collaborative, including all appropriate planning, instruction, and assessment for students with disabilities enrolled in the assigned classroom(s). To work collaboratively with parents/guardians and colleagues to meet the academic, social/emotional, and behavioral needs of students with disabilities. Performance Responsibilities: 1.    Participate in Team reevaluation and annual review meetings for students on caseload and write Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). 2.    Complete progress reports for all students on caseload, according to the schedule set by host school, Collaborative, and special education regulations. 3.    Develop and implement schedules for students’ vision and/or deaf/blind services in accordance with their IEPs’ service delivery; 4.    Select appropriate instructional programs and methodologies, plan, and implement instruction that matches students’ IEP goals and objectives. 5.    Develop and implement curriculum aligned with MA state Frameworks and Common Core Standards. 6.    Perform functional vision assessment and learning media assessments in the educational setting. 7.    Interpret eye, medical reports as they relate to educational environments. 8.    Responsible for developing instruction appropriate to the needs of each student corresponding to the student’s visual function and academic level. 9.    Provide direct instruction to students in the classroom setting. 10.    Teach Braille and assistive technology, when necessary. 11.    Order and keep track of Braille, Large Print, cassette books and tangible items from the State Vision Resource Library. 12.    Register students with the State Vision Resource Library and/or Mass. Commission for the Blind. 13.    Provide differential instruction and interventions in the classroom. 14.    Maintain and use current technology and adaptive equipment and materials. 15.    Develop and implement classroom and curricular accommodations and modifications. 16.    Assess and maintain data on progress of all students on caseload and differentiate student goals and instruction accordingly. 17.    Collaborate with students’ special education Team to address transition-related issues and skills and to implement transition services according to Transition Planning Form (TPF). 18.    Consult with parents/guardians, teachers, therapists, and teaching assistants regarding planning and students’ program needs, as well as accommodations and modifications. 19.    Provide communication to parents/guardians of students on caseload. 20.    Participate in host school meetings, meetings for parents/guardians, staff meetings, and professional development opportunities, as appropriate. 21.    Complete budget requests for the Collaborative budget; Order necessary materials for instruction and assessment. 22.    Attend Collaborative-wide and specific program staff meetings, as scheduled by the Program Administrator and/or Executive Director. 23.    Keep abreast of the latest trends, materials, research and best practices related to the field. 24.    Participate in professional development opportunities to increase knowledge base and skills, as well as maintain licensure. 25.    Maintain the high level of confidentiality and professionalism expected of all faculty. 26.    Perform other related tasks or duties at the discretion of the Program Administrator and/or Executive Director. Physical Demands 1.    Use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, see (including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus), hear and speak; (i.e., Computer, calculator, telephone) 2.    Requires good physical condition to support lifting, positioning, and transitioning students as needed, according to caseload/classroom assignment.  Demands of lifting may be up to 50 pounds. 3.    Meet the physical requirements necessary to implement physical interventions/escorts according to the collaborative policies, protocols and special education regulations. Terms of Employment/Evaluation:     In agreement with the language specified in the current CASE Professional Association’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.


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