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.
School-year appointments. Positions start Fall 2018. 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 the position is filled. Available service regions include:
Council Bluffs, IA – Full Time (Campus-based 4PLUS program)
Council Bluffs, IA – Full Time (Itinerant)
Decorah, IA – Full Time (Itinerant)
Fort Dodge, IA – Part Time w/ benefits (Itinerant)
Indianola, IA – Full Time (Itinerant)
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: www.state.ia.us/boee/.
Master’s degree in education and experience working with students who are blind and visually impaired preferred.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be determined by the successful applicant’s educational and teaching experience.
(BA degree - $44,897-$69,658; MA degree – $52,701-$81,255). Comprehensive benefit package.
About Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa Braille School is governed by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Our agency provides leadership in the field of vision in the State of Iowa through an inter-governmental agreement. We provide services to children in Iowa who are blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind, or multi-handicapped with a visual impairment, from birth through age twenty-one. Itinerant Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs) and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) serve students throughout the state, delivering instruction to children in their local public schools, private schools and at times in the home setting.