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Teacher of the Visually Impaired

One position – Heartland AEA – Itinerant


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IESBVI Human Resources; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Additional information and job posting available at

Contact Human Resources at phone: 712-366-3284 or email:


Primary Function:

·         In collaboration with Area Education Agencies (AEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and using an itinerant model, the Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) provides appropriate support and/or instruction to students with visual impairments, in their local schools and home settings.

·         Formulates appropriate educational objective, activities, evaluation, goals, and instruction.

·         Reports student growth and programs to parents periodically.

·         Participates as a member of multidisciplinary teams; involved with evaluations; educational planning; development of Individualized Educational Plans (IEP); program implementation. Provides written reports and documentation. May lead IEP meetings.


Required Qualifications:  

Bachelor’s degree in education plus experience using a computer and other office equipment required. Candidates must meet State of Iowa teacher licensure requirements with an endorsement in visual impairment by the time of appointment. Candidates possessing a special education endorsement may also qualify, but must complete the visual impairment endorsement within three years of appointment (financial assistance available for necessary coursework). Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of Educational Examiners webpage:


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in education and experience working with students who are blind and visually impaired preferred.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be determined by the successful applicant’s educational and teaching experience.

(BA degree - $47,500-$73,600; MA degree – $55,700-$85,900).


Comprehensive benefit package includes but not limited to:

  • Medical/ Dental
  • Retirement account options
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts-medical and dependent care

Employees are provided the use of a state vehicle, laptop and cell phone for completion of work duties.


Position Details:

School-year appointments. Positions starts August 2022. Service regions cover multiple Iowa school districts. The ability to travel throughout a designated region within Iowa on a daily basis required. Criminal and other relevant background checks also required. Applications will be accepted beginning immediately. Applications accepted until positions are filled.


Available service regions include:

  • Heartland AEA (Central Iowa) – Full Time (Itinerant) potential office in Johnston, IA or Adel, IA                
  • Other locations  (TBD)


Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. A Board of Regents, State of Iowa Program.



Phone: 712-366-3284

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