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Teacher of the Visually Impaired #1698

Southern Oregon Education Service District

Southern Oregon Education Service District has a position opening for an Itinerant Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI).  This is an opportunity to join a passionate and professional group of Teachers of the Visually Impaired that serve all identified students, aged birth – 21, who are blind or low vision, and live in the Southern Oregon area.  As an itinerant teacher, you have the opportunity to help design and provide educational support services to students living and learning in their home communities.  The current position is based in Jackson and Josephine counties.  Oregon certification as a Teacher of Visually Impaired is required; having additional training in Orientation and Mobility is preferred. Our regional program currently employs eight TVIs as well as five Braillist/Compensatory Assistants that assist our teachers.  This is a great opportunity to grow professionally and live in a beautiful part of the Pacific Northwest.   

POSITION GOAL: Provide instruction and related services for visually impaired children in their homes, in local schools and within the community.


1. Know and understand the objectives of the regional program, its activities, and evaluation process.
2. Secure needed compliance forms and medical data on assigned students.
3. Assess students' needs using pre and post tests.
4. Confer with parents and professionals to meet student needs.
5. Participate in multidisciplinary teams and individual educational plans in conjunction with educational team members.
6. Establish, maintain and update schedules of visits to schools and homes.
7. Instruct students using prescriptive programs either directly or through consultation with paraprofessionals, professionals and parents.
8. Instruct students in compensatory skill areas unique to vision loss (i.e., braille reading and writing, and use of assistive technology).
9. Demonstrate ability to utilize behavior management in shaping appropriate personal and social behaviors.
10. Communicate and consult with professionals and parents of visually impaired students.
11. Order special supplies and equipment, maintain accurate records and return borrowed materials at the end of the school year.
12. Attend staff meetings and other scheduled inservice meetings.
13. Utilize community agencies to meet the individual needs of students and families.
14. Assist in parent education in providing knowledge of unique educational needs.
15. Perform physical requirements unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.
16. Perform job related tasks as assigned by supervisor/coordinator.
17. Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with SOESD employees, local education agency representatives and others contacted during the course of the workday.
18. Follow established SOESD policies and procedures.

MINIMUM PREREQUISITES: Oregon Basic or Standard Visually Handicapped License
LENGTH OF POSITION: 190 days / .50 - 1.0 FTE
SALARY:  $54,720 to $94,759 (this includes an annual stipend of $6500)
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: PVI Department Chair and appropriate involvement of the Regional Programs Coordinator