|Job Title: ||TEACHER – VISION LEAD ||Revision Date: ||06.25.19 |
|Job Code: ||87748 ||FLSA: ||EXEMPT |
|Salary Plan: ||Certificated ||Revised By: ||Colleen Thomas |
|Pay Grade: ||BA ||Comp Reviewed By: ||Cheryl Winters |
|EEO Category: ||Other Classroom Teachers ||EEO Code: ||507 |
|Funding Source: |
Local (2) Department funded and working in schools & other locations
|Duration; # of months || |
Job Summary (2-3 sentences describing job purpose): The Lead Teacher for vision services is responsible for supporting all teachers for students with visual impairments, orientation and mobility teachers, Braillist(s), paraprofessionals, and other personnel assigned to Vision Services.
Reports to: Exceptional Education Director
Department Name: Exceptional Education
Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities:
List, in the order of importance or time spent, the essential duties/tasks performed by the position. This is not an exhaustive list and employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required. Regular and reliable attendance is an expectation of the job.
|Job Duty/Resp. 1: ||Candidate must demonstrate the ability to identify the educational implications of medically diagnosed eye conditions. Must exhibit ability to administer and interpret vision assessments according to TDOE guidelines. Must exhibit the ability to collaborate with all stakeholders to develop Individualized Education Programs to address deficits related to vision impairments. |
|Job Duty/Resp. 2: ||Exhibit strong knowledge of special education compliance as it relates to students with vision impairments. Exhibit expertise about vision disabilities and the impact on educational performance to serve as resource for TVI, COMS, and paraprofessionals making data based decisions. |
|Job Duty/Resp. 3: ||Demonstrate strong communication skills to relay district initiatives to vision service teachers and paraprofessionals, participate in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings as needed, provide professional development about educational impact of vision impairments, lead meetings with vision professionals, and communicate with Exceptional Education leadership team. |
|Job Duty/Resp. 4: ||Create school assignments for TVIs and COMS, interview potential vision service teachers and paraprofessionals, complete teacher TEAM evaluations, collaborate with extended school year team to staff summer services, case manage specific student services with vision professionals to ensure data based decision making and LRE for all students. |
|Job Duty/Resp. 5: ||Collaborate with Tn School for the Blind as the MNPS liaison to support MNPS students who attend. |
|Job Duty/Resp. 6: ||Ensure all assessment and curriculum materials for instruction and Expanded Core Curriculum are up to date and accessible to professionals. Maintain Federal Quota registration for Davidson County and order braille, large print, and non-book materials through Tn. Resource Center for the Visually Impaired (RCVI). |
Organize vision screening kids to ensure each school has access as well as resources for training how to administer a vision screening.
|Job Duty/Resp. 7: ||Supervise Braillist and Clerk as well as support administrators who support paraprofessionals assigned for students with vision impairments. |
|Job Duty/Resp. 8: ||Participate as a member of the Exceptional Education Coach and Lead meetings, collaborate with all Exceptional Education Coaches, Leads, and Coordinators as needed to support students with vision services and/or needs. |
|Job Duty/Resp. 9: ||Collaborate with district test coordinator to coordinate large print and braille test orders through group testing. Support schools to assist with coordinating testing schedules for students who require accommodations (individual testing or read aloud). |
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Education and Experience Requirements
Education (training/degree): Required minimum: Bachelor’s degree in teaching for the blind or visually impaired
Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: TN DOE special education license; visual impairment license endorsement preferred
Experience: 5 years as a special education teacher supporting students with vision impairment
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Level 6: Negotiates or exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs, or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.
Level 2: Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, supplies, or small amounts of money.
Level 2: Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.
Level 6: Reads journals and manuals; composes specialized reports/analysis; speaks to large groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.
Complexity of Work:
Level 5: Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressure.
Impact of Decisions:
Level 5: Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization, and may affect citizens.
Equipment Usage (if applicable):
Level 1: Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving little or no latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items.
Safety of Others:
Level 5: Requires management level responsibility for application and interpretation of the policies regarding the provision of continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.
ADA Requirements/Compliance Physical Demands:
Level 6: Requires medium work involving standing or walking all of the time, exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular basis, and considerable dexterity and skill in operating machinery and tools.
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Level 8: The position is exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, dust or pollen, intense noise levels, traffic, disease/pathogens, and violence.
Level 2: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.