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Teacher for the Visually Impaired


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1.     Travel to and from outside appointments

2.     Administer assessments, make referrals and recommendations, write comprehensive professional FVLMA reports, plan instruction, provide public education, provide service coordination

3.     Ability to use and input into software applications

4.     Provide program support as needed to CYAS programs and activities

5.     Provide direct service to clients and families

6.     Provide vision instruction and consultation to school districts and families

7.     Maintain physical requirements of position



1.           Assesses the visual functioning level of assigned students, by administering functional vision learning media assessments.

2.           In cooperation with the IEP team and the parents/guardian of a minor, develops IEP goals.

3.           Consults with professionals in other fields when necessary to assess the student’s physical, psycho-emotional and learning capabilities, or to suggest needed/beneficial services i.e., social work, casework services, physical therapy, etc.

4.           Informs students, families, and interested parties of the merits and limitations of devices and technologies.

5.           Participates in regular staffing, parent/teacher conferences ETR and IEP meetings.

6.           Maintains case records and completes written reports regarding client progress as required.

7.           Maintains client case notes (enter within 72 hours of service) and submit by 3rd business day of the month for billing.

8.           Provides support and instruction to teachers and therapists of students/clients and parents, as needed.

9.           Assists with public education programs to expand community awareness about people with visual impairments.


EDUCATION:  Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree a plus) from an accredited university in Education, Special Education, O&M or related field.  Must possess or be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio.


EXPERIENCE:  Experience serving School-age students preferred but not necessary. Certification in Orientation and Mobility / ACVREP certified highly desired.


                      1.     Excellent verbal and written skills.

                          2.     Ability to work effectively with visually impaired children and children who have additional disabilities.

                          3.     Must be self-directed and able to multi-task.

                          4.     Excellent time management and organizational skills.

                          5.     Ability to work alone or on a team, both internally and externally.

                      6.     Ability to work well under stress.

                      7.     Excellent teaching skills.

                      8.     Ability to work effectively in a variety of settings.

                      9.     Knowledge of and ability to use adaptive technology as it relates to student needs.

                      10.   Knowledge and use of various computer applications (Outlook, Microsoft Office, etc.)




Phone: 216-658-8774

Cert: COMS


Founded in 1906, our agency has a team of optometrists, vision rehabilitation therapists, orientation and mobility specialists, assistive technology trainers, teachers, employment specialists, job coaches and other staff who are dedicated to helping individuals reach their individual and unique goals. Our wide variety of services are available for all ages and are designed specifically for each individual to find solutions to help them do what they want to do.

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·       Competitive salary

·       Generous annual paid time off including (part-time benefits are pro-rated)

o   20 days PTO, with increases after 5 years of service

o   7 sick days

o   9 holidays

·       Comprehensive Medical and Dental insurance

·       401(k) plan with Agency Matching and discretionary contributions

·       Agency Paid Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance

·       Voluntary Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability Insurance

·       Extensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP)



Cleveland Sight Center is committed to values of diversity, equity and inclusion in order to create a climate of respect that is supportive to everyone’s individual success. We place a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourage applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic racial and religious backgrounds, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities or any other factor or characteristic protected by law. We recognize that the responsibility for diversity and inclusion lies with all at the agency: leadership, administration, staff and volunteers.