SD No. 57 Prince George
Our district is looking for a BC-certified teacher for a 1.0 Continuing contract position as a teacher of the visually impaired.
Vision loss encompasses a range of severity including totally blind, legally blind, low vision, and cortical visual impairment. The Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) provides service to students who are certified by either an optometrist or ophthalmologist as meeting the criteria for visual impairment. For educational purposes, a student with a visual impairment is one whose vision limits their ability to readily participate in everyday activities and interferes with optimal learning and achievement. If criteria are met, the student is eligible to receive service regardless of their 1701 designation.
The TVI provides an integrated set of support services that include specialized instruction and consultative support/collaborative planning with both school staff and families. A major component of this focusses on adaptations, specifically methods of presentation, the nature of materials used, and/or the type of learning environment.
The primary role of the teacher of the Visually Impaired is to facilitate independence and integrate the visually impaired student into the mainstream curriculum. Specialized instruction is determined by individual need and may include the acquisition of skills in the following areas: concept development, braille reading and writing, independent indoor and outdoor travel skills (O & M), use of assisted technology and low vision devices, self-advocacy, and acceptance & use of vision adaptations.
Consultative services include:
* collaboration with classroom teachers to design or implement instructional strategies or to adapt instructional content or materials;
* advising teachers concerning adjustments to curriculum, instruction, or environmental factors in the classroom;
* consulting with parents and teachers regarding learning strategies and organizational skills;
* consulting with district and community resource personnel.
Teachers for the Visually Impaired have valid BC Teaching certificate and a Master's degree in the education of the visually impaired which may include dual certification in Orientation and Mobility (O & M).
Your application must include a letter of application and resume, which describes your school district, community and other contributions, as well as 3 professional references and their email addresses. Application deadline is open until the position is filled. By application, candidates give permission to the Prince George School District to contact any references or any past or present employers named in the application. We regret that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.