Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVI)

Job Code: 3709590

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TEACHING POSITION VACANCY

Learning Services - Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVI) Continuing 0.3 FTE

WHO WE ARE

From coastal beaches to mountain forests, North Vancouver School District – “the natural place to learn” – provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student. Our 25 elementary and 7 secondary schools, 2600 staff and 16,000 students offer a safe and nurturing environment based on trust, respect, responsibility and collaboration. Noted for its progressive approach to instruction, firm belief in Inclusive Education, advocacy for Indigenizing learning, and emphasis on social-emotional learning, the North Vancouver School District is a great place to learn, share and grow!

THE ROLE

Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVI) provide direct or consultative services for students who have a diagnosed vision loss. They provide in-service to school teams on appropriate accommodations to address access and inclusion for students with vision loss as well as collaborating with Provincial Programs and community supports. Days of work are flexible and will be determined with the successful candidate.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Masters degree in Special Education or Diploma in teaching the visually impaired.

Training in working with low vision students including knowledge of Braille.

Demonstrated ability to administer functional visual assessments.

Skill and successful experience in the provision of alternate format instructional materials and specialized equipment.

Demonstrated ability to teach compensatory skills such as keyboarding, adaptive technology, living skills, and orientation and mobility.

Demonstrated ability to advocate for a greater understanding of the needs of the visually impaired.

WHAT WE REQUIRE

Strong commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated teaching ability.

Comprehensive understanding of curriculum coupled with the ability to interpret curriculum appropriately to accommodate individual differences.

Demonstrated ability to design and implement a variety of assessment practices to measure and monitor student progress effectively.

Demonstrated ability to organize for instruction to maximize student potential.

Confidence and proficiency in using instructional organizers, concepts, and strategies that actively engage all students in learning.

Knowledge and demonstrated ability to structure and organize instructional strategies to enhance academic learning time.

Practical knowledge of district initiatives in reading so that reading skills and strategies can be taught explicitly across the curriculum to insure reading success.

Strategies to identify learning difficulties early, understand obstacles to learning, and implement effective intervention to maximize academic success.

Knowledge and understanding of the application of relevant computer technologies to teaching and learning

Excellent written and oral communication.

Evidence of personal initiative and strong work ethic.

Demonstrated successful and creative classroom experience.

Demonstrated ability to demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to the needs and demands of the profession.

Willingness to be involved in professional development, with an ongoing commitment to learn and implement new methodologies and strategies.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, and staff to enhance the school as a learning community.

SALARY & BENEFITS

The starting annual salary for a full-time Teaching position ranges from $58,000 to $107,000, with placement on the range based on aggregate teaching experience and qualifications in accordance with the collective agreement. Salaries are pro-rated for part-time positions.

HOW TO APPLY TO THIS POSTING:

Create your profile on Make A Future,

Apply to click "APPLY ONLINE" at the bottom of the posting.

Please include the following documents and information with your application:

Completed application package.

Please complete all the sections including Experience, Education & References and answer all the corresponding questions.

Minimum of three (3) professional teaching references who have observed your work as a teacher.

For each referee, please include the names, titles, and email addresses and your professional relationship.

Cover Letter

Résumé

Final Practicum Reports, or a recent Principal's Evaluation (if you have been teaching for a few years)

Copy of transcript(s) or grades summary

All candidates are required to submit to a BC Ministry Criminal Record Check and a local Police Criminal Record Check as condition of employment.

The North Vancouver School District is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible work environment. We believe in the value of diversity and strive to create a workplace where all employees feel respected and supported. Accommodations are available on request for candidates participating in all aspects of the selection process. If you require any accommodations, please send a confidential inquiry to recruiting@sd44.ca.

We value the opportunity to learn, share and grow on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people, specifically the Skwxwú7mesh Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

*All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship.

** The North Vancouver School District values the time you have taken to submit your application; however, only those applicants selected to move forward will be contacted.**



Posted On
July 07, 2024
Closing Date & Time
Ongoing
Openings
1

Job Type
Part Time
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
City
North Vancouver
School/Location
North Vancouver School District #44
Salary
See below
Employment Start Date
September 01, 2024
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter