Teacher of the Visually Impaired – St. Lucy Day School

Teacher of the Visually Impaired

 

Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments

4251 L Street               Philadelphia, PA 19124

Position Summary:

Special Education Teacher Opening beginning September 2017

We are seeking a certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired to teach in a resource room for students who are blind and visually impaired grades 5 through 8.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor or master’s degree in general education or special education
  • Certified as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired.
  • Knowledge of the literary Braille Code and the Nemeth Code
  • Familiarity with speech synthesizer software for computer use, knowledge of the operation of the Apex Braille Note Taker and familiarity with Braille embossers.
  • Familiarity with low vision devices such as the telescope, CCTV and hand held video magnifiers.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate data collection in order to monitor student progress toward IEP goals.
  • Orientation and Mobility certification preferred but not necessary.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ability to determine functional and academic implications of eye reports and implement environmental and academic adaptations accordingly.
  • Professional communication with low vision specialists, ophthalmologists, and optometrists.
  • Conduct functional visual assessments and writing functional vision reports.
  • Conduct learning media assessments and writing learning media reports.
  • Conduct appropriate educational assessments to monitor academic progress.
  • Develop IEP goals to address educational needs identified through assessment.
  • Develop lesson plans and unit plans according to the curriculum established by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
  • Ability to collaborate with the general education classroom teachers in order to facilitate inclusion.

Interested candidates should email their resume and transcripts to:

Sister Lisa Lettiere, IHM          principalaradslds@gmail.com

Interviews will be granted to the most qualified applicants. PA required clearances and Safe Environment Certification and official transcripts will be required before employment can begin.

Position Type:

Full Time

Position Length:

Permanent