Teacher Of The Visually Impaired (VTI)

DAYS PER YEAR: 185 Calendar HOURS PER DAY: 7.5
COMMENTS: This is a 1.0 FTE continuing position beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Preference
may be given to those applicants who are eligible and willing to hold a continuing contract.
The Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) is a certified teacher who travels to assigned schools to provide direct and indirect services for students with vision loss. This position is supervised by the Office of Special Services.
Participates as a team member with responsibility for the identification & eligibility of students with Visual Impairments.
Assists in the development and monitoring of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for assigned students and modifications of instructional programs to meet individual student needs.
Participates with other staff to cooperatively develop effective strategies for improving student learning.
Provides positive assistance and guidance to a diverse population.
Maintains student records, including special education reports, sensitive confidential records, assessment data, cumulative records, orders, and inventory, in a timely and orderly fashion.
Participates in child guidance discussions to plan appropriate programs to meet the unique needs of visually impaired students.
Participates in team and individual instructional planning.
Facilitates and participates in staff meetings and planning events, department, and special education meetings.
Works cooperatively with total building staff in an atmosphere of cooperation and collegiality.
Provide direct instruction for visually impaired students as outlined on the IEP.
Provides adapted materials to the classroom teacher
Provides Braille, recorded/enlarged materials, and/or tactual symbols as appropriate for each child.
Valid Washington State Certificate for special education and Teacher of the Visually Impaired.
Must be flexible, exhibit a commitment to accomplishment, and possess outstanding communication, demonstrate appropriate and positive student relationships, possess a strong professional orientation, and be willing to actively participate in a team environment.
Demonstrated successful experience with special education programs preferred.
Working knowledge of a variety of research-based effective strategies, including an emphasis on skills aimed at assisting special needs students.
Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technology.
Demonstrated compatibility with staff, program, and school goals.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive attitude with students, self, and others.
Application Procedure: Complete the online application at www.skschools.org and apply to the position(s) to which you are qualified within your online application.
Submitting and completing your online application and applying to open positions ensures immediate availability of your data to our hiring administrators.
Positions close at 4:00 p.m. on the final day of posting. Your online application, all supporting documents, and required District Testing (if applicable-see job posting when applying) must be submitted by the closing date for an applicant to be considered for a position.
If you need assistance with this process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 874-7074 or email jobs@skschools.org
The South Kitsap School District #402 complies with all state and federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any employment, programs, or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guides or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Title IX Coordinator
Shelby MacMeekin
2689 Hoover Ave SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 443-3626
Section 504 Coordinator
Robin Christman
2689 Hoover Ave SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 443-3627
Jerry Holsten
2689 Hoover Ave SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 874-7006
South Kitsap School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services, and activities. For information regarding translational bilingual education programs, contact the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at (360) 874-7050.
All Employees are required to furnish proof of identity and employment authorization status.
The South Kitsap School District is committed to providing a drug-free, tobacco-free environment for all persons-students, community and staff.
Any offer of employment with the South Kitsap School District is on a conditional basis pending the successful completion of an FBI and Washington State Patrol fingerprint background check.

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