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Teacher for the Visually Impaired (TVI), PT, FT or consultant opportunities

We are seeking a Teacher for the Visually Impaired (TVI)with experience in Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) to work with children of all ages. The TVI will provide early intervention services in a home setting and work with children in a school setting.

The TVI will conduct visual assessments of children with visual impairment and/or multiple disabilities, evaluate visual functional levels, and provide instruction for students. Develop, select and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of students utilizing Braille, large print and technological devices.

Identify children needing low vision examinations and coordinate scheduling with low vision services and follow-up services. Attend training meetings and complete therapy notes for each client into database. Provide parents with written weekly updates regarding services completed and recommendations on techniques to continue therapy at home.


Bachelor degree in Special Education or related field, Masters’ Degree preferred, with emphasis on early intervention and early childhood.

Certification in teaching visually impaired required. Eligibility for or current endorsement/vision certification in Early Childhood Special Education in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia is preferred.

Must be able and willing to travel independently throughout metro area to children’s homes and schools. Must be able to obtain Vision Certification from area agencies (DC, MD and VA). Related experience in a family centered, community based program for young children with vision and multiple disabilities is a plus.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Excellent report writing and computer skills required.
  2. Working experience with databases.? All case notes and reports are entered in our internal database system.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills with good judgment, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, and ability to handle confidential material.
  4. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.
  5. Knowledge of second language helpful but not required.


Phone: 202-454-6400

Cert: Any Certification