- Position Type: Miscellaneous Non-Licensed/ Specialist - Date Posted: 7/12/2021 - Location: Oak Hill Elementary - - Closing Date: open until filled TYPE OF POSITION: M-F, 6,5 hrs/day, specific hours to be determined Hours may vary based on program needs REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education Programs, Special Education Supervisors, Building Principals SUPERVISION: None QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree or higher - Competent in computer and technology usage - Ability to successfully complete the National Library of Congress Braille Certification Program within 3 years Preferred - Experience or training in the field of education - Proven ability to work well with children - Knowledge and use of literary and Nemeth braille - Experience working with students with academic needs POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Teacher(s) for Blind/Visually Impaired (TBVI) and Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist(s) (COMS), the Vision Support Specialist (VSS) assists in providing for the physical and instructional needs of students with visual impairments by facilitating instruction and interaction with the environment and acting as a bridge to independence. SALARY: $18.23/hr-$23.41/hr (dependent on qualifications and experience) APPLICATION PROCESS: Online application, www.isd742.org ; attach documentation supporting required degree ESSENTIAL DUTIES: - Understands and assists in the implementation and follow through of the student’s educational plan developed through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process; works to maximize students’ independence - Assists in providing literary access including braille/large print/auditory access, student specific books, and materials specific to students with visual impairments - Under the direction of the COMS, supports and promotes the learning of skills necessary for students to travel safely and efficiently in a variety of environments - Read s , write s , and transcribes in braille; operates a computer with specialized braille software - Assists students in the operation and maintenance of specialized equipment such as braillers, keyboarding equipment, electronic scanners, and personal computers - Consults with classroom teachers and TBVI to assist in providing accurate, timely and appropriate adapted materials - Assists in inventory, care, and maintenance of equipment - Under the guidance of the TBVI, creates curriculum adaptations including tactile graphic production, enlargements, photo manipulation, and tactile components - Implements any necessary updates in computer technology as it applies to braille and large print production - Uses acceptable communication skills to present information accurately and clearly - Keeps the instructional staff (VI, O&M, and others) informed of any special needs or concerns of individual students - Attends workshops and in-service training sessions as necessary and/or as directed - Assists with organization of materials to promote student independence PHYSICAL FACTORS: - Frequent: walking, standing, bending, sitting, hearing, talking, and seeing All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment. Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement. Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work. It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District. Email To A Friend Print Version
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